Rick Riordan is de auteur van de immens populaire Percy Jackson-serie – waarvan elk deel een #1 New York Times-bestseller is – en de internationale bestsellerseries De avonturen van de familie Kane, Helden van Olympus, Magnus Chase en de goden van Asgard en De beproevingen van Apollo. Zijn boeken worden in meer dan 41 landen uitgegeven.
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. Also included, a bonus short story: ''Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo''