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Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life by P.J. Hoover

Posted by Caitie F on September 17, 2014

 

Title: Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life 13644324
Author: P. J. Hoover
Hardcover: 320
Pub Date: Sept 16, 2014
Publisher: Starscape (Tor)
Rating: ++++

Summary from pub:

You’d think it would be great being an Egyptian demigod, but if King Tut has to sit through eighth grade one more time, he’ll mummify himself.

Granted the gift of immortality by the gods—or is it a curse?—Tut has been stuck in middle school for ages. Even worse, evil General Horemheb, the man who killed Tut’s father and whom Tut imprisoned in a tomb for three thousand years, is out and after him. The general is in league with the Cult of Set, a bunch of guys who worship one of the scariest gods of the Egyptian pantheon—Set, the god of Chaos.

The General and the Cult of Set have plans for Tut… and if Tut doesn’t find a way to keep out of their clutches, he’ll never make it to the afterworld alive.

Review:

If you like Rick Riordan and are looking for more books with mythology set in today’s world, look no further, especially if you are interested in Egyptian mythology! You should be interested in Egyptian mythology because it is really awesome.

The concept is really cool. King Tut did not die, but was made immortal. The problem? He is stuck as an eighth grader forever, so there is so much he will never experience, including high school. He doesn’t have many friends, since he nevers ages and moves around a lot. Sometimes, he doesn’t even go to school.

But being immortal isn’t all bad. He lives with his mentor Gil and a cat, that isn’t really just a cat. There is magic, adventures, and learning whatever he wants to.

That isn’t much of a story though, and the Cult of Set is after him along with the person who originally murdered him, because of course he isn’t dead either. There are so many great side characters on both sides of the battle and so much action that it was hard to put down.

If you are looking for a great middle grade novel with good characters, an exciting plot, and lots of information on Egyptian mythology, this is a book for you!

 

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