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The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
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“Being right so much of the time was a terrible burden.”
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“I could hit people with my ukulele”
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“It’s my fault Python retook Delphi,”
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“I believe,” I said, “the Colossus sneezed his head off.”
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“warmed my heart that my children had the right priorities: their skills, their images, their views on YouTube. Say what you will about gods being absentee”
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“The Victor twins had stuffed wads of cotton in their ears to foil the oracular voices. Julia”
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“(I know that last statement seems obvious. Everyone who meets me is fortunate, but you take my meaning.)”
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“The last person to come through the line was Chiron himself, pushed in his wheelchair by Rachel Dare. The old centaur gave Leo a warm, fatherly smile. “My boy, I am so pleased to have you back. And you freed Calypso, I see. Well done, and welcome, both of you!” Chiron spread his arms for a hug. “Uh, thanks, Chiron.” Leo leaned forward. From underneath Chiron’s lap blanket, his equine foreleg shot out and implanted a hoof in Leo’s gut. Then, just as quickly, the leg disappeared. “Mr. Valdez,” Chiron said in the same kindly tone, “if you ever pull a stunt like that again—” “I got it, I got it!” Leo rubbed his stomach. “Dang, for a teacher, you got a heck of a high kick.”
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“Caves of blue. Strike the hue. Westward, burning. Pages turning. Indiana. Ripe banana. Happiness approaches. Serpents and roaches.”
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“At any rate,’ he continued, ‘we hoped that once the war was over the Oracle might start working again. When it did not … Rachel became concerned.’ ‘Who’s Rachel?’ Meg asked. ‘Rachel Dare,’ I said. ‘The Oracle.’ ‘Thought the Oracle was a place.’ ‘It is.’ ‘Then Rachel is a place, and she stopped working?’ Had I still been a god, I would have turned her into a blue-belly lizard and released her into the wilderness never to be seen again. The thought soothed me. ‘The original Delphi was a place in Greece,’ I told her. ‘A cavern filled with volcanic fumes, where people would come to receive guidance from my priestess, the Pythia.’ ‘Pythia.’ Meg giggled. ‘That’s a funny word.’ ‘Yes. Ha-ha. So the Oracle is both a place and a person. When the Greek gods relocated to America back in … what was it, Chiron, 1860?’ Chiron see-sawed his hand. ‘More or less.’ ‘I brought the Oracle here to continue speaking prophecies on my behalf. The power has passed down from priestess to priestess over the years. Rachel Dare is the present Oracle.’ From the cookie platter, Meg plucked the only Oreo, which I had been hoping to have myself. ‘Mm-kay. Is it too late to watch that movie?’ ‘Yes,’ I snapped. ‘Now, the way I gained possession of the Oracle of Delphi in the first place was by killing this monster called Python who lived in the depths of the cavern.’ ‘A python like the snake,’ Meg said. ‘Yes and no. The snake species is named after Python the monster, who is also rather snaky, but who is much bigger and scarier and devours small girls who talk too much. At any rate, last August, while I was … indisposed, my ancient foe Python was released from Tartarus. He reclaimed the cave of Delphi. That’s why the Oracle stopped working.’ ‘But, if the Oracle is in America now, why does it matter if some snake monster takes over its old cave?’ That was about the longest sentence I had yet heard her speak. She’d probably done it just to spite me. ‘It’s too much to explain,’ I said. ‘You’ll just have to –’ ‘Meg.’ Chiron gave her one of his heroically tolerant smiles. ‘The original site of the Oracle is like the deepest taproot of a tree. The branches and leaves of prophecy may extend across the world, and Rachel Dare may be our loftiest branch, but if the taproot is strangled the whole tree is endangered. With Python back in residence at his old lair, the spirit of the Oracle has been completely blocked.”
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“Buck-naked”
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“Hey, I’m just stating the obvious. If this is Apollo, and he dies, we’re all in trouble.” Will turned to me. “I apologize for my boyfriend.” Nico rolled his eyes. “Could you not—” “Would you prefer special guy?” Will asked. “Or significant other?” “Significant annoyance, in your case,” Nico grumbled. “Oh, I’ll get you for that.”
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“Kudos to the Imperial Guard for having stupid amounts of courage.”
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“We only have one life, but we can choose what kind of story it’s going to be.” That”
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“The Man, man. Big Brother. The suits. The imperators.” I”
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“Apollo and the little fruit demon, they”
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“she.”
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“Will and Nico sat shoulder to shoulder, bantering good-naturedly. They were so cute together it made me feel desolate.”
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“Why”
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“Nico,’ I said at last, ‘shouldn’t you be sitting at the Hades table?’ He shrugged. ‘Technically, yes. But if I sit alone at my table strange things happen. Cracks open in the floor. Zombies crawl out and start roaming around. It’s a mood disorder. I can’t control it. That’s what I told Chiron.’ ‘And is it true?’ I asked. Nico smiled thinly. ‘I have a note from my doctor.’ Will raised his hand. ‘I’m his doctor.’ ‘Chiron decided it wasn’t worth arguing about,’ Nico said. ‘As long as I sit at a table with other people, like … oh, these guys for instance … the zombies stay away. Everybody’s happier.’ Will nodded serenely. ‘It’s the strangest thing. Not that Nico would ever misuse his powers to get what he wants.’ ‘Of course not,’ Nico agreed.”
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“floral designs.”
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“As the night wore on, I read about myself in Will’s books. Normally this would have been a happy task. I am, after all, a fascinating subject.”
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“My own father, Zeus, once took the form of a shiny blob to woo a mortal woman. (Why the mortal woman found that attractive, I have no idea.)”
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“If I didn’t know how much Percy Jackson adored me, I would have sworn he was about to punch me in my already-broken nose.”
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“have”
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“Nico posó la mano en el hombro de Nico.”
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“Annabeth.’ I tried to place the name. ‘She’s the blonde scary one?”
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“Meg did not have long. She”
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“Some of the best demigods have got their start by blowing up toilets.”
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“Nothing is more tragic than loving someone to the depths of your soul and knowing they cannot and will not ever love you back. The”
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