Reading this book was an emotional rollercoaster ride. So many things happened in this book that I had trouble keeping track. I laughed and I cried through the whole journey. It was marvellous! Amazing character development. I can't wait to know what happens next. Gods! The suspense is overwhelming!
Trials of Apollo: The Tyrant’s Tomb is the 4th book in the pentalogy series by Rick Riordan. Oscillating between fantasy, magic and mythological fiction, this series is well-suited for children and adults alike. Like the previous books in this series, this book is also a rollercoaster ride and offers an amalgamation of crazy, amusing yet poignant moments.
With the passing away of Jason, one of the Demigods, in The Burning Maze, I assumed that nothing would be more difficult than that loss. However, I was at the loss of words when I learnt about the pathos that came along with Jason’s death. How beautifully does Riordan deal with grief and loss! Highlighting the importance of friendship, he crafts the characters of Hazel, Frank, Thalia and Reyna so well. Genuine emotions amidst a magical realm are difficult to set up. But Riordan’s powerful narrative passes the muster.