Book Giveaway: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Today we are delighted to work with Disney-Hyperion on a brand new book set in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians world–and offer up a sweet giveaway, to boot.

The Hidden Oracle is the first novel in the Trials of the Apollo series–a new series set in the Percy Jackson world, following the diety Apolloy (who has sadly since been confined to a mortal teenager’s body–without recourse or real magical skill).

About the Book:


After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor.

But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

Book Editions:

There are five retail-specific editions of The Hidden Oracle, that all hit shelves on May 3rd. Each edition includes a unique insert that you can get exclusively from that retailer. Collect them all below!

  1. Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a Camp Half-Blood letter from Apollo to Zeus!
  2. Target Exclusive Edition includes an illustrated map of Apollo’s Trials at Camp Half-Blood
  3. Books-a-Million Exclusive Edition includes an Apollo Bumper Sticker (“I’d Rather be Driving by Sun Chariot”)
  4. Walmart Exclusive Edition includes a 2-sided bookmark with character art of Apollo and his mortal counterpart, Lester.
  5. Costco Exclusive Edition includes an illustrated poster depicting the “Plague of Secrets” scene from The Hidden Oracle
  6. Read an Excerpt at the Official Site

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    The Trailer:

    About the Author:

    Rick Riordan

    Rick Riordan, dubbed “Storyteller of the Gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of three #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on Greek mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and the Heroes of Olympus, based on Greek and Roman mythology.

    Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods andPercy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. The first book in his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy based on Norse mythology, The Sword of Summer, also debuted at #1 on the New York Times list.

    Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.


    The Giveaway:

    Courtesy of Disney-Hyperion, one lucky winner will receive an exclusive edition of The Hidden Oracle with a surprise insert! The sweepstakes is open to US addresses only, and will run until May 28 at 11:59PM PST. To enter, use the form below!

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  • Anonymous
    May 17, 2016 at 5:06 am

    My favorite story with ancient gods and humans is actually a Riordan fanfic! It’s called ‘contraction, punctuation’ and it’s an amazing Nico character study with some of the most gorgeous prose I’ve ever read. Also includes staggering Persephone & Nico conversations.

  • Kay Taylor Rea
    May 17, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Not sure why that last comment didn’t give my name, but did link to my twitter. Anyway, that was me with the fic rec 😀

  • shelly peterson
    May 17, 2016 at 5:27 am

    I like Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief.

  • Mary A
    May 17, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Eight Days of Luke by Diana Wynne Jones.

  • Trey
    May 17, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Anything with the Monkey King.

  • Marty C
    May 17, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I like stories about the Indian gods because they aren’t things I’ve heard a million times before. I hope Rick Riordan works his way around to Hindu gods at some point.

  • Crystal Vaughan
    May 17, 2016 at 11:34 am

    So looking forward to Rick Riordan’s new book. They’re all so clever in the way he brings mythology into the mortal realm.

  • Rhiannon
    May 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I was named Rhiannon, which means “good witch” for a Welsh goddess of the Otherworld, so I’ve always been partial to the Mabinogion 🙂

  • Amanda Lee
    May 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I gotta go with American Gods- I cannot wait for the TV show.

  • Jordan
    May 17, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I don’t know if I can pick a favorite, but many of my go-to UF series feature ancient gods and how they function in the modern age. It definitely can make for interesting reading!

  • Hannah H
    May 18, 2016 at 1:29 am

    American Gods is a classic and an all time favorite of mine. I do like Eight Days of Luke as well.

  • Carole Spring
    May 18, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    My favorite is The Odyssey.

  • Tabathia B
    May 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Percy Jackson series and the story of Hercules

  • Serena
    May 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve only read the first of the Percy Jackson series, but I enjoyed it and the rest have been on my list to read for soooo long!

  • Nivea
    May 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I liked J.A Pitts Black Blade Blues.

  • bn100
    May 20, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    no fav

  • Books4Banda
    May 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Anything by Rick Riordan! Our students love them all!

  • Wolf
    May 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Please enter me in this giveaway.

  • Beth Vendetti
    May 22, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Love them all cannot wait to read the new book

  • Anonymous
    May 22, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I love Rick Riordan books and his Kane Chronicles series about the Egyptian Gods are awesome!

  • Amber Jones
    May 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I love Rick Riordans Kane Chronicles!

  • Ken C
    May 24, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I am reading and enjoying Magnus Chase Sword of Summer

  • Emma A
    May 26, 2016 at 1:37 am

    I love the story of Persephone and Hades!

  • Tessa
    May 26, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I can’t wait to read this book! You’re blog is amazing by the way 🙂

  • Rae Ru
    May 27, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I don’t know if it’ll count, but I did love (and still do) The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver.

  • Rachael
    June 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Nice book, nice writting. I can not wait to find and complete another book of Rick…

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