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The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) Hardcover – May 6, 2008
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For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award.
While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre - the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children's fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.
Today over 35 million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 35 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller.
Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.
Top Customer Reviews
In my opinion, it would be better if you read the series in order, and the three previous books are:
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
In "The Battle of the Labyrinth", Percy and three friends set off on a quest through the treacherous labyrinth, in search of the inventor Daedalus, hoping that he will help them to defeat the army being assembled by Luke, son of Hermes. The thing is - Luke is just the messenger, and the evil he's about to unleash can bring down Olympus itself.
Although still clueless about girls and relationships, Percy starts developing and unleashing his powers, and surprises even himself when he attempts to repeat Hercules' great stable cleansing project. Other demi-gods also come into their own in book four, and a mortal girl proves to be just the ticket, and in the nick of time too. In a related sub-story, the search for Pan reaches an exhilarating climax.Read more ›
Percy Jackson has just been accepted to a new school. Again. And despite his every intention not to get kicked out of this one too, being a demigod with Poseidon as your father tends to attract trouble. And monsters, in the form of peppy-but-deadly cheerleaders. After accidentally starting a fire, Percy makes a break for it - along with a mortal girl, Rachel Elizabeth Dare, who has the unusual ability to see through the Mist, the substance that usually hides gods and monsters from mortal eyes.
When he finally makes it back to Camp Half-Blood, Percy finds that all is not well there. His friend Grover is in danger of losing his lifelong dream, his friend Annabeth is treating him oddly, and - worst of all - Nico di Angelo, the half-blood son of Hades, is still at large, trying to bring back his dead sister in exchange for another, living soul.
But all of these pale in comparison to the danger of Kronos, whose followers are growing and whose resurrection is now imminent. When Annabeth is assigned a quest through the perilous Labyrinth of Daedalus, she takes Percy along for the ride - as well as Grover and Percy's Cyclops half-brother, Tyson.
This is the most exciting and action-packed book yet, as the darkness closes in. Real losses and horrors are experienced in this one, both private and large-scale. It is clear that the final battle is drawing near, the battle in which - according to the prophecy - either Percy, or Nico di Angelo, will have a pivotal role to play in either the victory or destruction of Olympus and the gods.
Rating: Very good
"Think? How am I supposed to test whether you can think?, that's ridiculous!"
"If you won't pass, you fail. And since we can't allow any children to be held back, you'll be eaten!"
"My grading machine! I can't be exemplary without my test scores!"
OK, I'm a teacher. I probably found this much more amusing than the kids that this book is targeted toward.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book together with Titan's curse and had the same problem as the other one. The picture is not accurate, that is not the art you get in the book when you order it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
It was a lot of fun traveling along with Percy Jackson again! I can't wait for the next exciting adventure!Published 6 days ago by brendan p kelso
My son loved this book, he doesn't love reading and he read the entire seriesPublished 6 days ago by Donette Smith
I have been reading all of Riordan's novels in the Percy Jackson and Hero series with my eleven year old son. Read morePublished 7 days ago by D. Cumberland
Riordan does it again with the Percy Jackson series. I just couldn't put the book down. I hadn't continued the series in a while, but my oldest got me hooked again.Published 12 days ago by Theresa Cyr
Very impressed with the author's imagination. Keeps me on the edge of my seat. I'm previewing this series to see if they would be something our grandson would enjoy. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Barbara