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 worldinto darkness forever.
Praise for TUT: MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD
“Hoover (Solstice) brings her interest in mythology to a middle-grade audience with this entertaining tale, which reimagines the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun as a perpetually 14-year-old immortal…The entertaining premise and fast pace keep this adventure on track, while the way Hoover reimagines the Egyptian pantheon—Isis owning a chain of funeral parlors, for instance—is pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan’s work.” —Publishers Weekly
“Being an immortal 14-year-old pharaoh isn’t all scepters and servants; there’s also the overthrowing of a homicidal cult—and finishing one’s homework…Merging the voice of an outspoken contemporary 14-year-old with centuries-old expletives (“Holy Amun!”) renders Tutboth comedic and devoted to his origins…A pyramid history buffs and fantasy fans will delight in excavating.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[R]eaders will be pulled into this adventurous story of the young boy ruler and his ordeal….it quickly becomes a fast-moving adventure with surprising twists. The ending is satisfying, with a hint that a sequel may be in the works. The author provides historical notes about the real King Tutankhamen, which may spark an interest in learning more about Egyptian History. Fans of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series (Hyperion) will surely enjoy this title. A fine purchase for libraries where historically based adventures are in demand.” —School Library Journal
P. J. (Tricia) 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. She’s the author of Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, featuring a fourteen-year-old King Tut who’s stuck in middle school, and Solstice, a super-hot twist on the Hades/Persephone myth. When not writing, P. J. 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. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website www.pjhoover.com
Photo credit: Sam Bond Photography
- What is on your nightstand?
I thought I had recently cleaned it off, but somehow books started stacking up again J
YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu
OUT OF THE EASY by Ruta Sepetys
THE HERO IS YOU by Kendra Levin
TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
I AM LEGEND by Richard Mateson
My Kindle Fire
A Rubik’s Cube
- What author would you totally fan?
Ernie Cline for READY PLAYER ONE. Loved this book!
- What makes you cringe?
When people post a non-malicious comment on social media and it is taken the wrong way.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I plot to a certain degree, so I pretty much know where the book is going, and then I go with the flow and let magical things happen. Then, hopefully, I fix it all in revisions J
- Is there a word you love to use?
Seriously! It’s probably my most-used word. I have to make an effort to cut it out during revisions.
My pets are the best! I have a 17-yead-old Yorkie named Cissy and two 8-year-old Sulcata tortoises, King Tort and Nefertorti. Here they are with a Happy Holidays greeting for you J
– 5 Copies of Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World (Tut: My Immortal Life #2) by P.J. Hoover