Rick Riordan Writing Styles in The Trials of Apollo, Book 1: The Hidden Oracle

Rick Riordan
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Point of View

The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle is narrated from the point of view of Apollo, the main character. The author's choice of Apollo as the first person narrator is logical for two reasons. Apollo is the story's hero, and Apollo is a natural storyteller. The perspective allows Apollo to relate to readers the profound struggle he faces in coming to grips with humanity and losing his god status on Olympus. Readers see the evolution of Apollo’s character from a selfish, self-pitying, and self-absorbed entity to a selfless, compassionate, and considerate being. Readers are privy to Apollo’s thoughts, visions, dreams, and memories as he undertakes a physical, as well as inner journey. The choice of first-person narration also makes sense because Apollo has been plummeted to Earth as a mortal; therefore, he cannot know events outside of his personal experiences. He is limited...

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