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Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World
     

Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World

by P. J. Hoover
 

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"Pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan’s work.”--Publishers Weekly

Meet Tut! He used to rule Egypt. Now he's stuck in middle school.

Having defeated his evil uncle and the Cult of Set, who tried to send him to the afterlife, the perpetually fourteen-year-old King Tut is looking forward to a relaxing summer vacation. But then Tut

Overview

"Pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan’s work.”--Publishers Weekly

Meet Tut! He used to rule Egypt. Now he's stuck in middle school.

Having defeated his evil uncle and the Cult of Set, who tried to send him to the afterlife, the perpetually fourteen-year-old King Tut is looking forward to a relaxing summer vacation. But then Tut discovers that his brother Gilgamesh has been captured by the Egyptian god Apep, Lord of Chaos. Gil helped to vanquish Apep thousands of years ago, and now Apep is back for vengeance.

It’s up to Tut and his friends, Tia and Henry, to find Gil and stop Apep before he succeeds in his scheme to swallow the sun and plunge the world into darkness forever….

Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World will appeal to fans of fast and funny mythological fantasy. Don’t miss Tut’s first epic adventure, Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
02/01/2017
Gr 4–8—In this sequel to Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, Tut is out to find his missing brother, Gilgamesh. In order to do so, he enlists the help of his mortal friend Henry, who insists they attend science camp first. That turns out to be a total bore for Tut, but readers once again come in contact with Tia and are introduced to Blair, a new character who catches Henry's eye. Blair is an odd girl, which makes Tut suspect that she may be immortal and probably knows where Gilgamesh is. Throw in a few gods like Thoth, Hapi, Ra, and Isis, and the plot really thickens. The sequel does not disappoint, offering suspense and excitement as Tut gets closer to freeing his brother from Apep, who he believes is behind the disappearance. The shabtis return to provide comic relief and prove to be just as loyal as ever to their Boy King. Readers are left with yet another hint of an upcoming volume in the series. VERDICT A sequel that doesn't disappoint; purchase where there are fans of the first book, or buy the series for readers looking for history and adventure.—Martha Rico, El Paso ISD, TX
Kirkus Reviews
2016-12-06
Combatting the god of chaos as he siphons every last drop of light from the sun is a prime excuse for skipping science camp. In series opener The Story of My Immortal Life (2014), Tut sacrificed his immortality to save his best friend, Henry. Subsequently, Tut's beloved brother-figure, Gil(gamesh), sacrificed his immortality to save Tut. Now Henry may or may not be immortal, Tut's powers are most certainly out of whack, and Gil is MIA. Tut is now haunted by frequent visions that suggest Gil is being held captive by a wicked force: the god of chaos, Apep. As if the path to saving Gil—and the world—from Apep weren't tough enough, enter the oddly unblinking Blair, for whom Henry falls deeply. Tut isn't immune to the kryptonite of amour either when love interest Tia resurfaces; her mission to reunite the gods could even be the remedy for all of this celestial unrest. As with Book 1, a panoply of gods, goddesses, and mythical creatures is fodder for spawning interest in ancient cultures, myths, and legends. However, Henry's interest in disproving the magical, mystical, and mysterious with science and logic acts as counterpoint. A very welcome addition to the sometimes-superfluous and underdeveloped cast is Thoth, the god of words. Hoover adds another layer to the brown (Tut, Tia, and Gil) and white (Henry and Blair) demographic by having Thoth take the form of an Asian, skateboarding, teenage graffiti artist. A decent sophomore dig that won't require heavy excavation. (glossary, notes) (Fantasy. 11-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765390820
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
02/28/2017
Series:
Tut: My Immortal Life Series , #2
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

P. J. Hoover wanted to be a Jedi, but when that didn’t work out, she became an electrical engineer instead. After a fifteen year bout designing computer chips for a living, P. J. decided to start creating worlds of her own. When not writing, she spends time with her husband and two kids, and enjoys practicing kung fu, solving Rubik’s Cubes, watching Star Trek, and playing too many video games. P. J. is also a member of the Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels. The author of Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, she lives in Austin, Texas.