THE TOWER OF NERO by Rick Riordan

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 king and his army of the undead, and the lethal emperors Caligula and Commodus. Now the former god and his demigod master Meg must follow a prophecy uncovered by Ella the harpy. Lester’s final challenge will be at the Tower of Nero, back in New York. Will Meg have a last showdown with her father? Will this helpless form of Apollo have to face his arch nemesis, Python? Who will be on hand at Camp Half-Blood to assist? These questions and more will be answered in this book that all demigods are eagerly awaiting. 



Title : The Tower of Nero
Author : Rick Riordan
Series : The Trials of Apollo (book five)
Format : eBook (overdrive)
Page Count : 419
Genre : YA fantasy
Publisher : Disney Hyperion
Release Date : October 6, 2020

Reviewer : Hollis
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★



Hollis’ 4 star review

Maybe I should’ve started with this as my slump buster.

Like my last read, Riordan is a comfort author and diving back into his Percy Jackson Universe is just.. fun. This final book in this particular series, which I think is also supposed to close the door on the whole world (?), was nostalgic and entertaining and just a great time all around. Though if it is the end it does feel a little.. well, not like an end? I think I would’ve expected more of a definitive and drawn out farewell tour. Which is why I think the door has been left open.. just a bit. Plus, I mean, did we get teased with the Nico stuff? There has to be more.

The only thing more unsettling than not understanding a prophecy was beginning to understand it.

Anyway. Not much I can say about a wrap up installment so suffice it to say you’ll just have to read it yourself! But this was exactly the kind of warm hug in book form that I needed.

I wanted to write a haiku in honour of Apollo but I’ve got nothing.

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