We gave it a read and have a little rundown for you. What good was that?The train roared on through the tunnel. ‘Tower of Nero’ chapters 1 and 2 As if that weren’t enough, Hypable is pleased to reveal the first two chapters from Tower of Nero , which you can read below. If I didn’t block the doors like she’d asked, we would be overrun by seven angry, sticky-fingered barbarians.I slammed my foot against the base of the double doors. The realization made my stomach frost over. . Probably, being a giant snake, he couldn’t wear clothes right off the rack. As soon as the double doors closed behind her, she murmured, ““Hey!” Lu shoved me out of way, pausing long to mutter, “Block the door.

Six Germani turned and stared at us, their meaty fists full of Danishes and cups of coffee. “I know how to track you. He was a snake. Lu stood within earshot, just in case we tried to discuss an escape plan. They’re She rolled her eyes, untangled herself from the hammock-like position she’d taken up, and let me out. I did not recognize him, but I’d met too many of his kind recently. They would be through the doors any second.I didn’t understand exactly what was happening, but it occurred to my stupid slow mortal brain that perhaps, just perhaps, Lu was trying to help us. He sat up straight, elongating his necks until he was almost noses-to-nose with me. Her arms were covered with interlocking circular tattoos, and around her neck was a thick golden ring—a torque.I hadn’t seen one of those in ages. Will the Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth in the pathetic mortal 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. My wife is going to kill me!”Those lines he’d spoken . Meg and Lu lowered their weapons.

Gunther joined them, grumbling about how hard it was to find good enemies to decapitate.“Sit there,” Lu told us, pointing to a window booth.Meg slid in glumly. They began shoving last-minute Danishes into their mouths and gathering up their equipment as Meg and I extracted ourselves from our booth.I blinked.

Rory is cynical and scared, furious and scathing, betrayed and looking for something or someone to trust. Thanks The cover is at once terrifying and ephemeral. Who went to the bathroom without their bow and quiver? I flipped around so my back was to the Plexiglas, one heel wedged against the base of the doors. “So how is it you’re the one who found us, Lu? It's the first time he's been without his powers, and he has to survive in the modern world. The monster was powering up for a dual-mouthed poison vomit hose-down of the train car!Despite my occasional bursts of godly power and skill, I couldn’t count on one when I needed it. Mostly because I didn’t want to be shushed again.I couldn’t blame Meg for wanting a quiet ride. The creature lunged with incredible speed, lassoing my wrist with the loop of his false left arm.

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.

. Apollo needs help, and he can only think of one place to go . . Since we’d boarded, most of the noise in the coach had consisted of Meg hushing me every time I spoke, sneezed, or cleared my throat.She looked up from her complimentary Amtrak magazine, raising an eyebrow above her rhinestone-studded cat-eye glasses: I chin-pointed toward the creature. The best I could do was appear nonthreatening. Will Meg have a last showdown with her father? This time, the point sparked against the clasp, but the train cars remained stubbornly connected.The Germani pounded against the doors.

He tries to tell Meg about it, but she shushes him.