Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan Book Review
Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan Book Review

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth is the fourth book in the series of Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan. This book follows Percy and his friends navigating their way through the manipulative and dangerous labyrinth to find its creator, Daedalus and to convince him before Luke could find a way through it using Daedalus’ help to invade camp half blood, to destroy its occupants. On the other hand, Nico di Angelo is summoning spirits to get things done. Meanwhile, Kronos is gaining power day by day as his broken bits are fusing to give him a solid shape. As its effect, unusual creatures and monsters are stirring up. Can Percy and his friends find their way through the Labyrinth to Daedalus’ workshop and convince him before it’s too late?

 

“I figured maybe this was how he tortured people. He embarrassed them to death, riding around in the moo-mobile”

-Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth.

 

In my opinion, there was a lot going on in this book that it was a bit difficult to keep track of. There were also many side story lines that went parallel to the book’s main plot. Many new characters were introduced as usual and their respective pasts were also portrayed to the reader. In the previous book, we come to know about Grover’s life goal to find the lost God of the wild. His search continues in this part too as he opts to go through the Labyrinth with Percy and others. This book was very fast paced and things happened back to back. Nico from the previous book was also seen in this one. There was a part where Percy stumbles upon the monsters making the weapon of Lord Kronos which gave me goosebumps. As the group navigate their way into the heart of the Labyrinth, Grover and Tyson part ways with Percy and Annabeth as Grover could sense the presence of Pan. The Battle ends with a temporary victory as Kronos is stopped but not for long. This book as a whole was not so great but definitely not bad either.

 

“I should have stabbed him right then. I should’ve brought the point of Riptide down with all my strength”

-Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth.

 

Initially I thought a few parts were unnecessary but later on realised that they had a meaning to it. The creator of the Labyrinth, Daedalus’ past was shown in bits and pieces and it helps to portray the character as a whole. The navigation through the Labyrinth was described in a beautiful manner, creating images as we read by. The description of the monsters surely created vivid images in our heads. The entrance to the Labyrinth in camp half blood was so well thought out. There were a ton of twists and turns that we definitely didn’t see it coming. The battle of labyrinth was well described and the game changer for the battle was an unexpected one. We can see a lot of developments in characters. The book ends with a suspense which therefore requires the reader to pick up the fifth book of the series.

 

“It was the biggest military operation I’d ever seen at camp. Everyone was at the clearing, dressed in full battle Armour, but this time it wasn’t for capture the flag”

-Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth.

 

Rick Riordan is an award winning mystery writer. With his unique story telling ability he captures the attention of young adult readers. He received a lot of appreciation from the critics for his story telling ability.

 

TITLE: PERCY JACKSON AND THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH

AUTHOR: RICK RIORDAN

PUBLISHED: 2008

GENRE: Mythology/Young Adult Fiction

 

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