And a lot of haiku.
Title: The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1)
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: 3 May 2016
Number of Pages: 361
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What Goodreads has to say:
By making him human.
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, 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 favour.
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.
What I have to say:
I took a deep breath. Then I did my usual motivational speech in the mirror: "You are gorgeous and people love you!"
"If anybody gives you trouble, Kayla will shoot them. Then I'll curse them so bad they'll be speaking in rhyming couplets for weeks." My eyes watered... I couldn't recall the last time someone had cared enough to curse my enemies with rhyming couplets.
I confess I lost track of the specifics after he explained about the exploding chain-saw Frisbees. "And they'll be like, ZOOM!" He bounced up and down with excitement. "And then BUZZ! And POW!... You have to be really quick or you'll die, and it's awesome!"
"You guys go," Will told me. "The chariot is only designed for three, and after that shadow-travel, Nico is going to pass out any second." "No, I'm not," Nico complained, then passed out.
A sonnet I could have handled. A quatrain would have been cause for celebration. But only the deadliest prophecies are couched in the form of a limerick.