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The fifth and final installment of the number one New York Times best-selling Trials of Apollo series has Lester and Meg returning to where it all began: Camp Half-Blood.

At last, the breathtaking, action-packed finale of the number one best-selling 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.

©2020 Rick Riordan (P)2020 Listening Library

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Absolutely excellent ending for the CHBC

I don’t know what to say. At 22 years old, and 14 of those years being an avid and bear obsessive fan of Rick Riordan’s works, I am at a loss to explain the absolute hailstorm of emotions I’m having right now, at the end of the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. All I can say with out spoilers is just wow. I am sitting in my bed, crying as I write this. Thank you Rick for being a man with such amazing stories. Not many authors can say that their books will follow their readers through childhood to adolescence, to adulthood. But in my case I can say that these characters have truly been the best parts of my life. It’s like watching a sibling grow up before your eyes and then move away to college. Rick, thank you for your stories. They will forever be a part of my life, and always in my heart. Thank you.

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Nice

The ending was splendid the story in the middle was amazing the whole book was awesome

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A full original

Rick Riordan does it again. A fully entertaining book. The readers voice is as pleasant as ever. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy and adventure. Apollo fights Nero and cuts his faucets, but will he be able to defeat Python? That is for YOU to find out. I am again thrilled by Riordan's fantasies.

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could be a little longer

I enjoyed the story but it ended way too soon. I feel it could had more depth. But I'm just an old man and this is a book for kids.

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i liked it

I enjoyed the overall ending themes and it was a nice wrap up as well. I could do without the non-traditional relationships but he doesn't hate on traditional relationships either so that's good. With so many broken homes it was nice to see how he put people together to create their own families and good roll models.

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AMAZING

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LIOVE LOVE IT ITS MY FAVORITE IN THE SERIES AND WILL DOSN’T DIE

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Another great story

Another great story from Uncle Rick. This is said to be the final book, yet he leaves a cliffhanger ending of sorts. Love that we see more of some lesser but favorite characters. Also looks like he took popular head canons from his fan base and made them canon, which was totally awesome!

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Python is the true enemy

Rick Riordan’s message of Python’s wickedness reveals his true love for object oriented programming languages. Perfect.

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amazing

the ending almost made me cry, this was the best ending to the series

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great finish

lots of heavy things discussed!
loved the mention of the Egyptian crew!
looking forward to learn more of the other characters