Rick Riordan, dubbed "storyteller of the gods" by
Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York
Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies
sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The
Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and
Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian
mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse
mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1
New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for
the whole family: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy
Jackson's Greek Heroes. Rick is also the publisher of an
imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to
finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world
cultures and mythologies. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with
his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @RickRiordan.
PRAISE FOR HIDDEN ORACLE, THE
A clash of mythic intrigues and centuries of pop culture to thrill die-hard and new fans alike.
Riordan fans will find all of the key elements here: wisecracking narration, underdog kid turned hero (well, god turned underdog turned hero in this case), mythological core, and robust side characters who round out the field. This is familiar territory for Riordan, but the formula works so well, and Apollo is just so appealingly unpleasant, that there's little to fault in this adventure.
Riordan's many fans will be thrilled with this return to the world of Percy Jackson and friends. . . This latest has Riordan's signature wry narration, nonstop action, and mythology brought to life.
. . . this is Riordan, so there's plenty of snarky banter and comedy mixed in among the drama. Amid the cinematic pacing and well-choreographed action scenes, Riordan squeezes in plenty of character development into the expanding cast of characters, even minor ones who don't get a lot of page space. Riordan's fans will appreciate seeing some familiar faces in this puzzle-filled installment, and a cliff-hanger ending will make them eager for the sequel.
Riordan sets a blistering pace for this book, making it hard to put down and even when the story takes a break from the action, there is some mystery to be revealed or some dream to visit.
Amazon's Best Children's Books of 2019 - ages 9-12Hypable's Best Books of 2019Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 - Best Middle Grade Childrens
Amazon''s Best Children''s Books of 2019 - ages 9-12Hypable''s Best Books of 2019Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 - Best Middle Grade & Childrens