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The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four) (Trials of Apollo, 4) Hardcover – September 24, 2019
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About the Author
- Publisher : Disney-Hyperion; First Edition (September 24, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1484746449
- ISBN-13 : 978-1484746448
- Reading age : 10 - 14 years
- Lexile measure : 750L
- Grade level : 5 - 9
- Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.55 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The plot was engaging, and a lot of the chabges in the book were unseen. I found Apollo/Lester developing more once again. It's definitely an interesting process based on the character.
When we thing Riordan has exausted his pool of monsters, he pulls a rabbit (or a zombie) out of a hat. He keeps things fresh, and never ceases to describe them well, allowing readers to become more enlighted about the world of myth. He also refrences pop culture, like with the 'Wakanda thing'. He keeps the story from drifting off into a completely different world, and keeps the setting what it is: the modern world
One of the things I noticed was that there were a few myth-related mistakes. One example is when Reyna, my favorite roman character, (second to Percy and Annabeth, who have won our hearts) refers to Calypso's island, rather than Circe's. There was at least one more. I get that it can be hard to keep the myths straight, but I noticed the book was released a month and a half early. He could've rushed it to please fans, or he could've just had a couple mix-ups.
Whatever the case, I reccomend the book for readers as young as 9-10 and the once-teenager that read the Lightning Theif the first month.
The book itself was very good, and continued the saga well. A definite recommendation to all avid readers, young and old. That's all I have to say. Enjoy the book!
This Apollo series is no exception and may be my favourite. Apollo is such a great character for continuous humour, pathos and growth, as he navigates the mortal world as an arrogant fallen god suffering as an unattractive pimply teen. The (bad) poetry of this former poetry god is just so funny. Seeing the world through his eyes and some lovely moments in this book soothes some of the tragedy in this story, although I still can’t get over that this series killed off a major hero of other books.
Apollo’s growth in this book is delightful. Although, this growth didn’t lead quite where I expected with the calling of a god. I thought it may be self fulfilling. Nope. He is, contrarily, getting both more godly and more human. Apollo’s character does overshadow the rest, who could do with more development. I feel like Meg is a forgotten main character.
It’s hard rating these books because they are in a class of their own, where you end up comparing them to other Riordan books, rather than the industry norms. They are all simply shades of five stars.
Five stars for another highly recommended Riordan series.
Overall, it was really funny and interesting. I wish it could have gone on for longer.
Also, Apollo has stopped whining so much. About time.