The tower of Nero

Rick Riordan

eBook - 2020

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 maste...r 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.

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Series
Riordan, Rick. Trials of Apollo ; bk. 5.
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Online Access
Instantly available on hoopla.
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Published
[United States] : Disney Book Group 2020.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9781368001458
1368001459
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
Rick Riordan (author)
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hoopla digital (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

It's all been leading up to this: Apollo, as awkward teen Lester Papadopoulos, is finally facing down the big bad. Nero, the head of the triumvirate, has lured Lester and Meg, who's none too eager to be reunited with her adopted "father," to his Manhattan headquarters for a final showdown, and everything's on the line. Riordan's fifth and final installment in the Trials of Apollo series continues with more of what made the preceding novels so great—cinematic action, witty banter, and a dynamic cast of characters to root for. In particular, Meg's growth and healing, as she prepares to face Nero, whose emotional abuse and gaslighting are perhaps his most insidious, evil feature of all, is a high point; Riordan uses a delicate hand not only in depicting the reverberating effects of Meg's experience of parental abuse but also in crafting Apollo's compassionate understanding of his friend's deep trauma. Readers will want to be familiar with the rest of the series before diving into this one (naturally), but newbies will likely have no problem devouring all five books in a row. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A conclusion to the best-selling series finds Lester teaming up with his demigod master, Meg, to follow a prophecy that leads to an ultimate confrontation with Python at the Tower of Nero.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The highly anticipated conclusion to the best-selling series finds Lester tackling his final challenge at the Tower of Nero, where the former god Apollo and his demigod master, Meg, follow a prophecy uncovered by Ella the harpy. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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.