The Tyrant's Tomb is the fourth book in The Trials of Apollo series. It is set to be released in September 24th, 2019.


In his penultimate adventure, a devastated but determined Apollo travels to Camp Jupiter, where he must learn what it is to be a hero, or die trying.[1]

It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies. Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter, in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo's aid to survive the onslaught. Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler . . . someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced.[2]


In an interview, Rick Riordan stated that the book will have Camp Jupiter, Hazel Levesque, Frank Zhang and Reyna Ramírez-Arellano.[3] Editor Stephanie Lurie has confirmed that the Arrow of Dodona will appear in the book.[4] On March 7th, the cover and first two chapters of the book were released.[5]


Landing in San Francisco and Airborne Attack

Having arrived at Oakland Airport in San Francisco, Apollo and Meg McCaffrey watch as the coffin containing Jason Grace, who was killed by Caligula, is loaded into a hearse. Apollo is driving and Meg calls shotgun, the Bay Area brought back some good memories of the former god but it was also where Mount Othrys of the titans was located. Meg liked this place, it was totally not like the Burning Maze, but despite its collapse the Julia Drusilla Yachts of the Triumvirate Holdings are currently sailing towards Camp Jupiter. The two are almost at the entrance near Caldecott Tunnel, suddenly an ugly humanoid creature lands on the hearse and rips the roof off, Apollo swerves into a canyon. They land and Meg used her chlorokinesis to make them land safely and trap the monster in a eucalypti branch cage. Below were some picnickers, one with armor and another with goat legs. The ghoul breaks free, Apollo prepare to shoot an arrow but suddenly recognizes it. "Vulture Diaper" is actually a eurynomos, a corpse-eating creature that's supposed to be in the Underworld. However, it says that Hades gives him old dead, his master who's not Caligula gives him fresh dead. It says the "king's" army will rise again and the "food" will join them, Apollo remembers that a eurynomos can make mortals in vrykolakas (zombies) or even worse, Skeleton Warriors. Apollo keeps shooting Celestial Bronze arrows at it, although they seem to hurt it none of the arrows kill it. Meg realizes that the eurynomos is after Jason, suddenly a Roman girl with fauns and dryads arrive and she fires an Imperial Gold manubalista at the eurynomos killing it. Her name is Lavinia and she will take Apollo and Meg to Camp Jupiter.

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Chapter List

  1. There is no food here/ Meg ate all the Swedish fish/ Please get off my hearse
  2. Dude, this isn't cool/ Dude just tried to eat my dude/ That's my dead dude, dude


  • In Rick Riordan's The Ship of the Dead tour, he announced that Camp Jupiter will appear in this book.
  • The time between the release dates of The Tyrant's Tomb and The Burning Maze is the longest as of yet. Where as other books within a series have come out with twelve months of each other, these two books will we released within eighteen months of each other.
  • The next book Is currently untitled, expected to be published in 2020, and possibly the last book in the Trials Of Apollo series.



The Trials of Apollo
Core Series: The Hidden Oracle | The Dark Prophecy | The Burning Maze | The Tyrant's Tomb
Main Characters: Apollo/Lester Papadopolous | Meg McCaffrey | Peaches | Leo Valdez | Calypso | Grover Underwood | Piper McLean | Reyna Ramírez-Arellano
Minor Characters: Percy Jackson | Sally Jackson | Nico di Angelo | Will Solace | Chiron | Rachel Elizabeth Dare | Thalia Grace | Mrs. O'Leary | Festus | Cade | Mikey | Kayla Knowles | Austin Lake | Harley | Connor Stoll | Miranda Gardiner | Cecil Markowitz | Ellis Wakefield | Sherman Yang | Damien White | Malcolm Pace | Paolo Montes | Germani | Agamethus | Hemithea | Josephine | Georgina | Lityerses | Olujime | Hunter Kowalski | Sssssarah | Trophonius | Prickly Pear | Aloe Vera | Joshua | Gleeson Hedge | Mellie | Chuck Hedge | Naevius Sutorius Macro | Incitatus | Crest | Tristan McLean | Medea | Jason Grace | Herophile | Lavinia
Olympian Gods: Zeus | Hera | Poseidon | Demeter | Ares | Athena | Artemis | Hephaestus | Aphrodite | Hermes | Dionysus | Hades
Minor Gods: Nero | Iris | Britomartis | Commodus | Styx | Caligula
Titans: Rhea | Leto | Mnemosyne | Helios
Monsters and Magical Creatures: Python | Nosoi | Karpoi | Palikos | Myrmeke | Colossus Neronis | Blemmyae | Gryphon | Carthaginian Serpent | Scythian Dracaena | Cynocephali | Centaur | Cyclops | Yale | Satyr/Faun | Dryad | Strix | Dragon | Pandai | Eurynomoi
Related Content: Rick Riordan | Percy Jackson and the Olympians | The Heroes of Olympus | Demigods & Magicians | Camp Half-Blood Confidential