Book Review – The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan

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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.


My Review
5 out of 5 stars

This book was worth the wait and so much more. I won’t go into too many details to avoid spoiling previous books. Just know that this book was amazing and I flew through it!

Tyrant’s Tomb picked up right where the previous book left off, so the book started off with a pretty emotional and sad start. Even though this book had some sad parts, it was also packed full of the usual humor and adventures that we’ve come to expect from Riordan.

I was so happy to get to see some familiar faces from the Heroes of Olympus series. I’ve missed Frank and Hazel a lot. It was nice getting to spend some more time with Reyna as well. Tyson and Ella were as cute as ever!

I am so very proud of the growth that Apollo has shown throughout this series. I am interested in seeing how the next book is going to test and grow him. If he is offered his godly powers back, is he even going to want them by that point? I can’t wait for the conclusion to come out. I can only hope that Riordan has some more books under his belt because I am definitely not ready for him to be done!

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