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The Tower of Nero

(The Trials of Apollo #5)

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4.55  ·  Rating details ·  21,513 ratings  ·  2,960 reviews
At last, the breathtaking, action-packed finale of the #1 bestselling Trials of Apollo series is here! Will the Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth in the pathetic moral form of a teenager named Lester Papadopoulos, finally regain his place on Mount Olympus? Lester's demigod friends at Camp Jupiter just helped him survive attacks from bloodthirsty ghouls, an evil Roman ki ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 410 pages
Published October 6th 2020 by Disney-Hyperion
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Ana Grace As of now, yes this is the last book. He posted on his instagram story (I think) that he started reading about Celtic mythology so we can expect that …moreAs of now, yes this is the last book. He posted on his instagram story (I think) that he started reading about Celtic mythology so we can expect that (I don't know how soon though, with the pjo show coming up.
I do have to add that a few months ago Rick tweeted that he wants to write a trilogy centered around Nico's adventures with Will. But then again, that probably won't be for a long time.(less)

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jessica
May 17, 2016 marked it as to-read
PERCY AND THE GANG WILL BE AROUND 22 YEARS OLD IM NOT CRYING
Thalia Lin
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to be in college when this book comes out


EDIT: September 20, 2020

16 DAYS UNTIL THIS BOOK COMES OUT! I'm so excited!! 4 years later and I'm a struggling college sophmore. Hopefully this book makes me less stressed lol

Review (October 13, 2020):

I finally finished this book (although is finishing a book only like a week after it's released actually slow? anyway)

If I'm being honest this was not my favorite Percy Jackson / Heroes of Olympus / Trials of Apollo book. Do not get me wrong, I
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Tharindu Dissanayake
"Wisdom. It comes in handy."
"THAT IS NOT NORMALLY HOW ONE USETH A SWORD."

The six-month mortality of Apollo is at an end. It's time to unfold the final chapter of ToA, and the entire Camp Half-Blood series (at least for now). The Tower of Nero delivered a great ending to ToA than I had expected. It was satisfying, entertaining and most importantly: felt very complete!

"Sing one more word and I will cut out your vocal cords."
"I have determined that our situation sucks."

The journey begins with the d
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FireLily
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
[Warning: I will be cussing a lot in this review. The book is middle-grade. My review is not.

Also, there will be spoilers near the end (they should be pretty avoidable).]


I am not fucking okay.

This book made me ugly-cry, and laugh out loud, and scream when my parents weren’t home. Not kidding, I literally punched the sofa. Because emotions.

I’m going to be honest, I literally did not remember what happened in The Tyrant’s Tomb. Nothing. I wasn’t nearly as invested in Trials of Apollo as I was in
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The Burning Rose (Jess)
Feb 15, 2020 marked it as to-read
Oh my God, the cover has been revealed! Isn't that the most beautiful one of the series? ...more
Mariah
“Call on me, I will be there for you."

I’m sure the tears will stop eventually.
.

Not to be dramatic but I would fucking die for Rick Riordan
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Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
the Hidden Oracle: ★★★★★/5
the Dark Prophecy: ★★★★(★)/5
the Burning Maze: ★★★★★/5
the Tyrant's Tomb: ★★★★(★)/5
The Tower of Nero:

5 Golden Stars, Complete
for both this beautiful book & this amazing series

1st best of 2020

it was my Most anticipated release of 2020 & it did an AWESOME job to live beyond my anticipation.
what's left to say?... Uncle Rick is a genius storyteller.
beautiful, emotional, Comedy, thrilling, quick read, everything!
this modernized mythology (somewhat) retelling of battle between
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 eleanor*ೃ༄
I feel like nobody realizes this but...

If this is the end. Then that´s it. Percy Jackson is no more.
This is the end of Perseus Jackson and the Olympians.
The end of the Camp Halfblood Chronicles
The end of the great Era of Percy Jackson.

And it hurts
It hurts, because no.
No this book will not live on like Harry Potter.
Because unlike Harry Potter, these characters felt real
And now that it´s ending, It feels like they died.
That everyone in these books are dead.
These were legends.
And yes they will liv
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Freshavocados
Whatever happens, I hope that Rick doesn't make another series. I'm a die-hard fan of Percy Jackson, Heros of Olympus and Trials of Apollo. But I don't want these series to keep going past this, because sometimes ending a series is better than keeping them going because nothing is left to the imagination. But mostly, I don't want to see Percy and Annabeth as 30 year olds with Children. For me it will just feel plain wrong. That was the major problem I had with Harry Potter and the cursed child, ...more
Oscar
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Apollo will fall, but Apollo must rise again."


I'm literally tearing up writing this review. I've been with Rick Riordan books since 2010 when I was this lonely high school freshman. I got no friends to talk to. I wasn't part of the popular kids nor that smart to be really looked up to. I was literally just there existing until someone loaned to me her The Lightning Thief copy. So Rick I don't know if you'll ever going to see this review out of all the mountains of reviews but I just
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Farheen
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing

May 18, 2016:

Gosh, I'm going to be 27 when this comes out O.o

*feeling old already*

Oct 24, 2020

Such a beautiful ending :')
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Alyssa Armstrong
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
IVE GROWN UP WITH RICK RIORDAN BOOKS AND NOW ANOTHER SERIES IS GOING TO END IM NOT CRYING YOU ARE
Alexandra Elend Wolf
4.75 stars

“I considered that perhaps courage was a self-perpetuating cycle, like abuse […] All any of us could do was try, and hope that, in the end the virtuous cycle would break the vicious one.”


As the last book in the series, The Tower of Nero had a difficult job to accomplish. It isn't just the ending of a series, either, but rather the ending of an era, and the way it was done needed to be just right to reach the mark. I think it managed to close the story in a very neat way.

Goi
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Cat Carstairs
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
Too many thoughts. Too many feelings.

The Tower of Nero is my favorite out of the Apollo books by far. I'll admit, the series was off to a rough start. But it was completely worth it with that OUTSTANDING finale.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's crying.

Apollo developed so much throughout this series, and this book is certainly where we see him at his best. (Not physically, of course. He's still a squeaky teenage boy with acne. No shame, bro.) We also see the reappearance of my cinnamon rolls,
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Mirta (secretlifeofapotterheadgirl)
3.5 stars ✨
Well.. I’m a little disappointed.
I never felt this way about a book by Rick Riordan so I’m a little pissed.
I loved many things in this book and this isn’t a bad rating at all, especially in my rating system but it wasn’t as high as the previous ones.
First of all the conclusion which wasn’t as good as the others and half a page about Percabeth wasn’t enough at all. All start with Percy so as the last book in Camp Half Blood (sobs uncontrollably at the only thought) I think he should h
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Dylan the book overlord
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Review expectation for this book:
Five star
Actual rating (probably):
Ten stars
Cory Marie
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rick Riordan really wrote 5 whole novels and 210 haiku for this series. This man deserves his own throne on Mount Olympus.
Sydney | sydneys.books
Jul 19, 2016 marked it as to-read
7.19.16

THERES GOING TO BE FIVE BOOKS?! Praise bless.
It's like Cassandra Clare-- I'll be out of college and they'll both be still writing books! I'm so lucky to live in a world where authors write books until they're six feet under.
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Ashi
This series shaped my childhood. I can say with absolute certainty that had I never been introduced to the story of Percy Jackson and his friends, my life would have looked very different. No matter how many more series I will read, the adventures of Percy Jackson will always have a special place in my heart. Now, I'm not very fond of Trials of Apollo, and I do wish that it had never been written. The storyline was slightly redundant, Apollo was annoying, Meg was rude to Lester, and I just didn' ...more
Amelie
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
“So, dear reader, we have come to the end of my trials. You have followed me through five volumes of adventures and six months of pain and suffering. By my reckoning, you have read two hundred and ten of my haiku. Like Meg, you surely deserve a reward. What would you accept? I am fresh out of unicorns. However, anytime you take aim and prepare to fire your best shot, anytime you seek to put your emotions into a song or poem, know that I am smiling on you. We are friends now. Call on me. I will b ...more
luc
"Apollo will fall
But Apollo must rise again"


well that hurted

before reading this book:
let's pretend i don't cry myself to sleep almost every night thinking about how this book is possibly gonna end

after reading this book:
let's pretend I don't cry myself to sleep almost every night thinking about how this book actually ended

if you know me you know the amount of love i have towards the trials of apollo is unmeasurable.
yes, i grew up with percy jackson, yes. yes, i grew up woth the heroes of olympue
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Koby Z. (KZ Reads)
5.0 stars | A Grand Ending
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This review contains NO SPOILERS. I would hate to ruin someone else's reading experience with spoilers, so if you spot any, make sure to notify me (preferably via messaging, unless you're on Kindle, in which case you can comment).
Wow. I am sad.
Not at the book.
It was an amazing book.
THE best Rick Riordan book.
No, I'm sad because it's over.
No more Percabeth.
No more Greco-Roman myths.
It's over.
Things are worse then I imagined. At the start of the boo
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Kelly Gillan
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
well that’s a wrap on my childhood
Angie Miles
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“However, anytime you take aim and prepare to fire your best shot, anytime you seek to put your emotions into a song or poem, know that I am smiling on you. We are friends now. Call on me. I will be there for you.”

Wow. I still can’t really fathom that it’s all over and I cried a lot while reading this just because I didn’t want to let go of this world that I grew up with. Ever since 3rd grade I’ve been waiting each year for the new release and hoping to see all of my favorite characters just one
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Aahana ♥
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Note - This isn't a review. Its a gushfest. And goodbye to Percy.

I have been holding off reading this for so long because I can just not bear to know that Percy's gone now.
You know, I remember the time I picked up The Lightning Thief. I was fresh out of Harry Potter.
That was 3 years ago.
And last year I DNF-ed The Tyrant’s Tomb because I had apparently "outgrown" Rick Riordan.
And I probably have.
But after persuasion from Dhaani I was like fine I'll just read the last page because I want to know
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Leah Waters
The Percy Jackson saga changed me forever. I love it with all my heart. The Tower of Nero, however, was a mess. A chaotic, bloody bore. So be it.

I really didn't love this book. It was fine. But it could have been done better.

But I leave this series with a feeling of satisfaction, despite not liking the last book. Because it gave me a chance to say goodbye to Percy and Annabeth, the true reason I love Rick Riordan's books. It's closure on a part of my life.

It's funny. I first read the PJO books
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Ace
Jul 14, 2019 marked it as release-2020
4). The Tyrant's Tomb ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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(16/02/2020) LOOK AT THE COVER

Also thoughts on the chapters

-I gasped at Son of Hades (idk why I gasped I already knew that)
-Celtic Gods???
-I am super hyped

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(05/02/2020) This ending better be on par with The Good Place. I will not be taking suggestions at this point

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(27/01/2020) I had a light bulb moment last night. Obviously someone fairly important has to die, but not major. What if it's Clarrise? What if it's Clarrise? Rick Riordan
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Prabhjot Kaur
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Chaotic Energy
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ARTDRDADAYFVGJK!! EMOTINAL WHIRLWIND!!!!
few things to note:
No deaths that i care about!!! Yayayay!!!
Piper is bisexual!!!!!!! I'm so happy that she found someone else. I do still ship Jasper, but i am happy for her!
CHIRON HAD A MEETING WITH A CAT AND A SERVERED HEAD??? SOUND LIKE ANYONE WE KNOW? MAYBE BAST AD MIMIR?????? YOU DID NOT RICK!!!!
Remember when Rick posted the Oh Honey He Gay meme in response to a girl asking if he could name Nico's girlfriend after her? Wel
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nico
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
oh. my. god.

this is probably the best book of this series. i enjoyed every minute of it. i cant think of other way for this amazing, beautiful series to end.

i could go on and on about how much this book series means to me. i could tell you about a ten year old kid that found comfort in a summer camp and kids their age that saved the world. about a kid who found a character that, like them, had fell in love with someone people had told them they shouldnt, and how helpful this representation was w
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The Trials of Apollo (5 books)
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  • The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, #2)
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