The Tyrant's Tomb

The Tyrant's Tomb

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In his penultimate adventure, a devastated but determined Apollo travels to Camp Jupiter, where he must learn what it is to be a hero, or die trying.
"A clash of mythic intrigues and centuries of pop culture to thrill die-hard and new fans alike."-- Kirkus Reviews #1 New York Times best-selling series Rick Riordan is considered the "storyteller of the gods" because of his five #1 New York Times bestselling series based on mythology A continuation of the Percy Jackson saga, but it also stands alone A new take on Greek and Roman mythology from the point of view of a fallen god Brings back beloved demigod characters from the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series Introduces new demigods Villains are based on Roman emperors Features a diverse cast with people from all kinds of backgrounds and lifestyles Perfect for middle schoolers but can be enjoyed by older readers, too It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies.
Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors.
Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo's aid to survive the onslaught.
Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler . . . someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced.
Don't miss the exciting Book 4 in this bestselling series set in the Percy Jackson universe!
Publisher: Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781484746448
1484746449
Branch Call Number: j F RIORDAN bk. 4
Characteristics: 439 pages ; 22 cm.

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Ben_Solo
Aug 14, 2020

This series is EPIC!!!
For those of you who don't know, there are five books. 1. The Hidden Oracle. 2. The Dark Prophecy. 3. The Burning Maze. 4. The Tyrant's Tomb. The fifth one, Nero's Tower, is supposed to come out October 2020.
This is a sequel series to the series Percy Jackson. That's pretty awesome too.
Summery:
The god Apollo has been kicked out of Olympus by Zeus, and is stuck on Earth as a mortal human, with no powers, named Lester Papadopoulos. He finds himself having to serve Meg, a demi-god daughter of Demeter, the god of plants. They have to go on quests to free Apollo's oracles, kill the three immortal, tyrant, Roman emperors who have somehow survived (yes, that includes Nero.), and kick the Python out of the main oracle's cave.
This is an epic five-piece adventure that I would recommend for 13 years old and up.

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workalannagraves
Aug 07, 2020

Apollo, the former god of music, the prophecy, and medicine, is now a 16-year-old human mortal. To obtain his godhood again, he must continue his journey on restoring the Oracles (godly communication devices) that have gone dark, and defeat the Triumvirate Holdings, a group of three newly resurrected Roman god-emperors. The three emperors are Commodus, Caligula, and Nero, who want to take over the world. By doing this, Commodus and Caligula have a vicious flimflam: their job is to invade a Roman demigod camp in California, called Camp Jupiter, as they see this Camp as a threat to the emperors. As for Nero, he escaped getting caught by Apollo a few months ago back in New York. Apollo must save an oracle known as the broken Cumaean Sibyl and rescue Camp Jupiter from falling into the hands of the emperors simultaneously. Not just that, Apollo must also face another tyrant-- Lucius Tarquinius Superbus-- the last King of Rome, who is now a zombie.

Monsters are everywhere, ranging from small evil spirits up to bloodthirsty giants, all wanting to help the emperors and King Lucius Tarquinius Superbus keep their reign. Camp Jupiter is now in chaos, and prophecies are spilling everywhere, all linked to the madness of the Triumvirate Holdings. To stop the "imperial" invasion and free the Cumaean Sybil, Apollo and his other demigod friends must open a prison. That prison holds a long-lost forgotten god, the god of Silence. After freeing the god, Apollo must join the battle with the Camp Jupiter demigods to stop the emperors and their minions from destroying the Camp.

This book is not only intriguing but also fun to read. The entire story makes you feel like you are in the story, and it makes it feel like the book exists. All of the suspense, build-ups, and the descriptive imagery expressed in the book are all factors that bring the story to life. However, the main thing that just blew my mind was Apollo's change in character. When you are a god, you are immortal, and when you never die, you usually do not care if a mortal or human dies or not. All of this makes gods and goddesses self-centered. However, as we learn more about Apollo, and as Apollo learns about being a mortal, Apollo's character drastically changes. He becomes less self-centered. Apollo becomes more empathetic. Being the fourth book in the Trials of Apollo series, this book is my favorite. I like how Apollo becomes selfless and more enjoyable, and a fifth and final book in this series is coming out, and I can't wait to read it!

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nathanshuler15
Jul 16, 2020

This is probably my favorite in the series so far! Can’t wait for book 5!

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Arattay
Jun 30, 2020

I think it was a good book, but I didn't wait for the library to have it, my bbirthday happens right when it came out. Also, nice ending, but I wish we didn't have to wait so long for the last one. And one more thing, I think Mythologicalturtle had a stroke in the comments

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blue_bear_8550
Jun 01, 2020

a great story and a fantastic prelude to the finale. the character arc Apollo goes through is well written and true. the story has so much to it and is handled pretty well. This probably the best book in the series so far.

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Zygarde_Dragonoid
May 14, 2020

I really liked this book and whoever is reading this, I think(if you haven't already) you should read this book because it is a really good one. It has plenty of action, laffs(laughs,comedy) and overall it's just a great book. You should read books 1-3, though, because this is book 4. Anyways, you should check out all of Rick Riordan's other books to. He is my favorite author!

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owenshen
Mar 28, 2020

Nice it’s available! Good thing there’s Coronavirus so I can’t get it!🤦‍♂️😭

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BenjaminStout
Mar 03, 2020

The Trials of Apollo Book 5, The Tower of Nero, is currently UNAVAILABLE!!!

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BEN_THE_AWESOME
Feb 19, 2020

I can't wait to read it!

Why did it take so long? ☀️

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MikoE
Jan 29, 2020

This Book is so AWSOME!!!! I've read literally all His books!!!

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