Book Review: The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo #4) by Rick Riordan


Title: The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo 4)

Author: Rick Riordan

Publication Date: September 24, 2019

Number of Pages: 439

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Genre: Fantasy, Middle-Grade


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.

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.

Personal Thoughts:

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Weee, I’m just one book away to completing one of my reading goals this year, which is to finish a series! I started catching up with this series last year and I’m hoping to finish it before the new installment in the PJO series is released which is achievable given that I only have the last book left to read. 🙈

In this installment in the series we still follow Lester a.k.a. Apollo and Meg as they travel to Bay Area to go to Camp Jupiter and inform the Roman demigods about what had transcribed during the battle in book three. It’s a sad and devastating time because of the battles and deaths, but Lester and Meg are determined to end this once and for all — well, that is, if they know what to do next.

I absolutely love Apollo’s realizations and character development throughout this whole series as he experiences what it’s like to be a human being. I don’t want to say too much about this because I don’t want to spoil anyone, but all I can say is that Rick Riordan never fails to entertain me with each book.

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