Friday, April 16, 2010

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and
 the Olympians, #4)

Title: Battle of the Labyrinth
Author: Rick Riordan
Published: May 2008
Pages: 361
ISBN: 9781423101499
Source: Library

Description: Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical.  In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth-a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this fourth book promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.

I Give This Book 3.5 Stars!

This book in the series just didn't have the same pull as the first 3 did.  The story lost me a little.  I think I expected more action while they were in the labyrinth.  But at times, I felt like the story was going in circles.  There are parts that I really liked.  The story of the labyrinth and it's place in the modern world was extremely interesting.  I loved that an actual human plays such an intricate part of the story.  I think the story weaving was better in this one.  It's starts to connect everything together and sets up for the final book.  Although this one made me curious what part the gods would actually play in the final battle.  They seem to interfere  (or help) and the strangest times and I'm not sure what they actually want out of the demigods.   I still think the author does a fantastic job of weaving Greek mythology into the story.  It reminds me how much I love mythology.

1 comment:

  1. I have only read one of these books, Sea of Monsters (I know out of order0, but I just borrow Lighting Thief from my grandson and will correct this soon. Sorry this one didn't have the same draw for you.

    I am also anxious to read Riordan's new series coming out soon. This one I will start with #1.


I love comments!


Related Posts with Thumbnails