"Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World" by P. J. Hoover is the second action-packed novel in a fast and funny series for young readers about the adventures of King Tut, now an immortal eighth-grader living in Washington, D.C.. This rollicking fantasy adventure begins with" Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life."
Tut sets out to find his brother and protector, Gil, who has gone missing from their Washington, D.C., town house. Tut discovers that Gil is being held prisoner by the Egyptian god Apep. With the help of the Sun god, Ra, Gil managed to vanquish Apep thousands of years ago, and now the god is back for vengeance. It's up to Tut and his friends Tia and Henry to stop Apep before he succeeds in his evil scheme to swallow the sun and plunge the world into darkness forever.
The entertaining premise and fast pace keep this adventure on track, while the way Hoover reimagines the Egyptian pantheon... is pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan's work. "Publishers Weekly" on" Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life.