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The Tyrant’s Tomb

(The Trials of Apollo #4)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  51,730 ratings  ·  4,044 reviews
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 b
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Published September 24th 2019 by Disney-Hyperion
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Heather Personally I disagree; Piper's character would do better to grow away from Jason; maybe his death will be more an inspirational act for her to be a he…morePersonally I disagree; Piper's character would do better to grow away from Jason; maybe his death will be more an inspirational act for her to be a hero.(less)

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May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally read in September 2019// reread in September 2020

I’m overwhelmed and still processing. We’ll talk more about it later.
Tharindu Dissanayake
"Yay! Zoom Pony!"
"I'd let an elephant get the drop on me."

For once, I wished the story wouldn't start from where we had left things off in The Burning Maze. Losing Jason Grace had been a painful experience, and one that any fan of the series will have a hard time recovering from. No such luck... We pick up with the arrival to San Francisco, getting the opportunity to grieve over Jason's death for the first part of the story.

"Gods, I missed being a god."

We aren't getting a lot of new main charact
May 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Reading this book felt more like a duty rather than a hobby for me. I still remember how much I loved the previous book, The Burning Maze, which made me scream in shock after I finished. Yet The Tyrant's Tomb didn't give me any of those feelings, it failed.

Lester, aka Apollo, embraced a new journey in this book to Camp Jupiter. He and Meg met Lavinia while fighting off some hideous creatures. This should have been interesting with Rick Riordan's writing style that astounded me whenever I read hi
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

HOLY CRAP THIS WAS INTENSE. I can’t even imagine how wild the finale to this series is going to be!

This book made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me FEEL. The only reason it isn’t five stars is that it didn’t feel as layered as the Burning Maze was. And I would have loved for some more side character development. But oh well, it was awesome either way, and I cannot wait for the last one!
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
4.5 Golden Stars

6th best of 2019

As I said, I knew it was one of the top 10 of 2019. (6th best)
My most anticipated release of 2019, lived up pretty well to my expectation.
The first book I could start in its book birthday! (finished in 2 days! which was quite a record!)
(I rated it when the count was number under 1000!)

Updated 10 Dec of 2019: first book reading before Goodreads choice award, sooooo:
"Congratulation for winning the best middle grade Goodreads choice award!"
totally deserved it!
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
”If I’m going to burn, I might as well burn bright. This is for Jason”.

Definitivamente a Rick se le salió su vena oscura con el final del libro anterior y el inicio de este. The Tyrant’s Tomb empieza con Apolo yendo hacia el Campamento Júpiter para llevar el cuerpo de Jason y que pueda tener sus últimos ritos con todos los semidioses romanos que siempre lo rodearon. Sin embargo, poco tiempo tienen de duelo, pues aún tienen encima de ellos la amenaza del triunvirato de emperadores que, en tan sol
“Have you completely made up for all the bad things you've done? No. But you keep adding to the good things column. That's all any of us can do.”


After the utter devastation that was The Burning Maze, I wasn't sure if my heart was ready for this book. The Tyrant's Tomb was long awaited, and I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint.

I love this series so much.

Grieving and battered, Apollo must push ever-onward toward Camp Jupiter, where new and old friends await. The Triumvirate are preparing their
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
— Massiel
Sep 23, 2018 marked it as for-later
I'm still speechless so I'm just gonna say that please Rick make sure Apollo remembers, he needs to.

I want to read so bad this but at the same time I'm so scared I don't wanna touch it.
Veronica Alvarez
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-like
What can I say?
I mean is exactly the same "plot" but OMG! Jason! A third part is about him and well you know...
But it's really enjoyable and funny and of course it has action and drama so yeah I really liked it although I think it could be a little better to be the final "real" book for me
- ̗̀  jess  ̖́-
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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JL Lucaban
May 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
Ha-Ha-Ha 2019... Ha-ha-ha... *slow clap *5 mins later* *drinks too much sleeping pills to induce forced hibernation while listening to 'Wake me up when September ends'* Just gonna wait it out... Ha-ha-ha... ...more
may ➹
petition to take away Rick Riordan’s rights (but only after he directs the pjo show) who wants to sign
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reads-of-2020



how will I live that long
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Before reading:
Maybe we could get some cute parent-child interaction between Apollo and his kids

After reading:
Alexandra Elend Wolf
4.5 stars

“Her misery was like the cold gravity of a mountain. You could stand next to that mountain and close your eyes, and even if you couldn’t see it or hear it, you knew it was there – unspeakably heavy and powerful, a geological force so ancient it made even immortal gods feel like gnats.”

Starting The Tyrant's Tomb I had so many expectations. How not after the ending of The Burning Maze? And I had very clear the feelings I wanted to feel while reading this one.

As the fourth
sage (semi-hiatus)
i’m very frankful for this book
1.) The Lightning Thief ★★★★★
2.) The Sea of Monsters ★★★★
3.) The Titan's Curse ★★★★★
4.) The Battle of the Labyrinth ★★★★★
4.5.) Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades ★★★★
4.6.) Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot ★★★★★
4.7.) Percy Jackson and the Bronze Dragon ★★★★★
5.) The Last Olympian ★★★★★
5.2.) The Son of Sobek ★★★★
5.3.) The Staff of Serapis ★★★★★
5.4.) The Crown of Ptolemy ★★★★
1.) The Lost Hero ★★★★★
2.) The Son of Neptune ★★★★★
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm always fascinated with war games. And in reading this one, the hunger was satisfied.

I'm in a reading hiatus. For the past two months, all I read is comics and reread some short stories. This is the point that I reach my reading plateau, or should I say I am asking myself the question why I am reading?

When I read the Burning Maze last April 2018, I am dissatisfied with what I read in the book. I felt it is just moving a phase then return back to where it began. The only thing new on that par
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That last book...
*Sobs uncontrollably*
Do your magic Rick. :)
3.5 stars rounded up.

In the fourth instalment in the Trials of Apollo, we find Meg and Apollo at Camp Jupiter, surrounded by some familiar faces, as they bring a fallen hero to their final resting place. It’s a somber mood, one that’s quickly interrupted by the appearance of zombies that have a message for Apollo from another old enemy. And with Commodus and Caligula hot on their heels, things soon build up to an epic showdown for control of New Rome. A showdown that’s sure to have more devastat
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Video review!
I spent all of August marathoning the first 4 Trials of Apollo books, and my life is CHANGED! I'm so glad I waited all this time, and now get to experience the finale in October. Strapping in!
☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
Oh, wow! I saw this beautiful quote from here and insta fell in love with it. Hard.

Now feel I need to read (and maybe memorize) the whole of Rick Riordan's writings. Must read everything.

How did one commemorate the death of a god of silence? A moment of silence seemed superfluous. Perhaps a moment of screaming? (c)
A_ bookbound _soul
4.5 stars!!

So I couldn't wait for my physical copy and just finished reading the ebook and I also ended up highlighting a lots of lines in the book. I was so excited for this to come out and Uncle Rick didn't let me down!

"I should also tell her I didn't hate her. In fact, I liked her pretty well. All right, I loved her. She was the bratty little sister I'd never have had."

The amazing relationship between Apollo and Meg made me crave for an older brother that I'll never have. The book also po
Lucy Tonks
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
"How do you tell a dream from a nightmare? If it involves a book burning, it's probably a nightmare."


I think this was my least favourite book in the series. I still liked it but not as much as the other three, and especially not as much as The Dark Prophecy which was my favourite in the series. I'm not sure yet if I'll just order the hardcover for The Tower of Nero or I'll wait for the paperback to come out so it will match with the other books. That's something to be determined in the near f
˗ˋˏ all my crooked spines ˎˊ˗
honestly this went on my shelf for literally my favourite books literally ever BUT honestly rick could write a book that's logically one star and i'd still be obligated to give it five stars for my childhood self. this man could literally write a book about apollo and meg arguing and i'd vote for it as the best book of the year in the goodreads awards. oops


Jul 07, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: owned, tbr
Prabhjot Kaur
We are off to our next quest in this one. It starts off very emotional as Apollo and Meg are carrying Jason Grace's body in a coffin to Camp Jupiter. I was very excited about this quest as The Burning Maze was very intense. I couldn't even imagine if things could get more intense after what we witnessed in the previous book. Well, I didn't have much to worry about because this book was a lot less intense and a lot less exciting and a lot less funny and a lot less everything good.

Apollo had lost
Aug 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
If I'm going to burn, I might as well burn bright
Another book, another adventure.
To be honest, I would even read Rick Riordan’s grocery list.And when you have Apollo as your main character,you better prepare yourself for excitement and fun.Rick tried to humanize Apollo’s character by giving him a lot of emotional traits.
• The action scenes
• Mythological references
• Holding the secrets until the very end
• Characters like Reyna, Meg, Lavinia, Hazel, Frank etc.You can not but feel love for
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
After Reading
After that devastating ending in The Burning Maze (almost comparable to the infamous Mark of Athena one), we the readers now navigate the hellish aftermath where my heart breaks into tiny little pieces realizing the consequences. *sob*

(sudden realization: it is wild to me that these are middle school to high school age young people going through all of this!!! THESE YOUNG PEOPLE DESERVE HAPPY ENDINGS IM SORRY)

Anyways ... overall, a really good book that I enjoyed. I did feel that t
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Other books in the series

The Trials of Apollo (5 books)
  • The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)
  • The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, #2)
  • The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3)
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