Tut: The Story of my Immortal Life


P.J. Hoover tells a story of ancient history and revenge in Tut: The Story of my Immortal Life.

P.J. Hoover tells a story of ancient history and revenge in Tut: The Story of my Immortal Life. In this tale, King Tut of ancient Egypt is stuck in Washington D.C., doomed to repeat eighth grade over and over again. Many years ago, while Tut was still the ruler of Egypt, his evil uncle, Horemheb, tried to kill him, but instead, the two were made immortal by the gods, which means they will live forever. Even though it is the 21st century, Horemheb still wants the throne of Egypt to be his, and he will stop at nothing to get it. So, Horemheb and his ruthless Cult of Set are out to get Tut. Will Tut be able to evade his uncle? And on top of everything else, will he be able to survive eighth grade?
I thought P.J. Hoover created a magnificent book in Tut: The Story of my Immortal Life. It started a little slow, but as I neared the end, I found myself using all my self-control to not flip to the back of the book to find out what happens. I really like how the author included the gods from ancient Egypt to explain things happening in the book, it really made the book more interesting. Two different eras and ways of life collided in a way that was very enjoyable. For instance, things we consider normal like eating Chinese takeout would be enhanced by having little stone servants tend to his every need. P.J. Hoover entranced me with the mix of modern structure and ancient magic included in this story. For example, it combined the structure of going to school and the structure of everyday life with little bits of magic, such as plants growing feet in seconds, or beetles mysteriously appearing and scurrying around the floor. If you were a fan of the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, I would definitely suggest you read this book. I also wouldn’t recommend this book to children under eight just because there is just a little bit of violence. So, if you are looking for a story of action and twists and turns, pick up a copy of Tut: The Story of my Immortal life by P.J. Hoover.