The Tower of Nero

The Tower of Nero

The Trials of Apollo Series, Book 5

eBook - 2020
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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.

Published: Disney Book Group

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OPL_KrisC Nov 17, 2020

An epic and action-packed conclusion to The Trial of Apollo series.

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ashelie_hint
Nov 06, 2020

ok but this book was amazing. solangelo was so cute and I loved piper's ending (she's always been my fav character and I'm so happy she found happiness after the stuff that happened in the burning maze). i really hope we get stand alones! 1000000/5 stars I cried so much at the end. my only complaint is that I wish we saw more of percabeth but a great book nonetheless.

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betheducate
Oct 30, 2020

ok i read this the day it came out and IT IS BOMB its so good and i love the trogs and there is a crazy twist with pipes and I LOVED IT i i ran around the house screemin its SoOoOoOo GOOD so much solangelo its the best and if you didnt think a clifhanger then you havent been reading ricks books very long but this book is good so now i just half to wait til the pjo and kc shows come out <3 psyla

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Ben_Solo
Oct 22, 2020

I read the e-book the day it came out, and I was mostly pleased with the last book in this Trials of Apollo series. There were some parts that I disliked (Piper! No!), but mostly it was a fairly good book. I liked the way Apollo has grown from the first chapter of The Hidden Oracle up to the last chapter in The Tower of Nero.
This is merely speculation on my part, but it is my personal opinion that if Rick Riordan writes more mythology books, his next book/series will be about Nico and Will rescuing Bob the Titan.
I loved the reference to The Kane Chronicles!
*Spoiler* The River Styx twist was satisfactory. I also liked how Zeus was not the one to restore Apollo to Mt. Olympus, and he doesn't know how Apollo got there.

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sophiaL2001
Oct 18, 2020

The character development to Apollo throughout the series is so well done. I grew up reading Percy Jackson, and as a fan of Riordan's books, I was not disappointed. Riordan drops in a few references to his other series, something I appreciated. There are still a few loose ends.... so, who knows? We may get a short story in the future.

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Zaki_Abdurrahim
Oct 12, 2020

Happy for the satisfactory ending but sad that there are no more Rick Riordan books to read :(

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imaginativegirl97
Oct 09, 2020

Great ending to this series! :)

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joshualiu2009
Oct 09, 2020

Nico's supposed to die I think...

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rashisonal
Oct 06, 2020

ME too, but i am worried that someone might die =(

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Prasant
Aug 22, 2020

This book is amazing, My favorite part was when Apollo became a god again, it made me smile, which I rarely do when I am reading a book, even a good one. The only thing i wanted was an extended part of 'being a god' because I want to know how they feel and act (and all their secrets). I understand Riordan didn't put much of it because it wouldn't be much of an adventure.

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violet_panda_2890
Nov 05, 2020

Apollo:"We have trogs! Whee!" *smells Nico's hair*
Nico:"Are you smelling my head?"
A: "Um-"
N:"Could you not? You're getting nose blood all over me."
A: "Sorry." *giggles*

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Ben_Solo
Oct 22, 2020

Apollo: "I wish I could give you something to express my thankfulness for our friendship."
Meg: -tries to say something-
Apollo (continues): "However, I realized that would not be adequate. So I will merely say this. If you ever need to talk, I'll be here."
Meg: "Actually, I wouldn't mind a unicorn."

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Ben_Solo
Oct 22, 2020

Percy: "I can't wait for college to start, although I will miss my mom's cookies."
Apollo: "I believe I can help with that." -snaps fingers- -plate of Mrs. Jackson's cookies appears, fresh from the oven-
Percy: -eyes widen- "Thanks Apollo! I take back almost everything I said about you!"
Apollo: "Thank you. Wait. Almost?"

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Ben_Solo
Oct 22, 2020

-While Apollo is hanging onto a ledge above Chaos, about to fall in-
Spirit of the River Styx: "Hold on to it!"
Apollo: "The ledge or the lesson?"
Styx: "You choose."
Apollo: I decided to hang onto both the ledge and the lesson.

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