Disney Book Group sent me a copy to check out and is partnering with me for a giveaway to celebrate Rick Riordan’s The Trials of Apollo #4: The Tyrant’s Tomb! All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
My 8 year old loves to read — she definitely takes after her mother. When I was her age I would go through several books a month, and she is no different. She has really been into Rick Riordan books (proud mama moment!) and so she was over the moon when his latest – The Trials of Apollo #4: The Tyrant’s Tomb – arrived on our doorstep! She loves the first three books in this series, and has been waiting for the fourth to come out.
Her Thoughts On The Book
My daughter was over the moon excited about the fact that all of her favorite characters are back! The demigods from Roman Camp Jupiter will aid Apollo in his quest. This story is actually narrated by Apollo, which is a great point of view to read from — the disparity between his godly assumptions and his disappointing reality is hilarious.
Of course you can’t have a good story without villains, and there are a good amount of them in this The Tyrant’s Tomb. Some of her favorites in the whole series, she claims! The heroes are searching for the Oracles and well, the villains don’t make it easy for them!
What I Love About The Book
One of my favorite things about Rick Riordan books is how inclusive they are. There is always a wide variety of characters, which teaches my daughter to love everyone. And I LOVE that! Plus any book that can have my daughter laying in chair and reading for HOURS on end, gets an A+ in my book.
Riordan books are always full of fantasy, mythology, and fun. Perfect for young readers (and adults like me that love young reader books!).
Predictions for the Book
In the synopsis we learn that Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He is now a mortal sixteen-year-old trying to earn his way back into Zeus’s favor by restoring five oracles. How will he manage without his godly powers? If we were the oracles ourselves we would have to guess that he does so with the help of some new friends. This series tends to be about camaraderie and working together, and I am betting that this book follows in those footsteps.
I would ask my daughter her predictions, but she finished the book in just a few short days and knows the answer already! I have just started reading it and told her to keep her lips sealed — no spoilers!
About The Trials of Apollo series
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He lands in New York City as a mortal teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor.
- Book 1: The Hidden Oracle
- Book 2: The Dark Prophecy
- Book 3: The Burning Maze
- Book 4: The Tyrant’s Tomb
Synopsis of The Tyrant’s Tomb
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.
About the Author
Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology.
Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. Rick is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies.
He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Riordan’s last twenty books have debuted at New York Times #1.
The Trials of Apollo #4 is in book stores now!
Enter to win a The Trials of Apollo prize pack using the Gleam form below! One (1) winner receives:
The first three books in The Trials of Apollo series and the newest release, The Tyrant’s Tomb,
plus branded goodies: a puzzle, pencil, and Camp Jupiter t-shirt!
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney Book Group.