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The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) Paperback – April 7, 2009
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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
A lot of endings, and beginnings, in this installment of the series. And a couple of mortal characters play roles, too.
Olympians prominent in book: Hera, Hephaestus, Poseidon, Dionysus
Titans prominent in book: Kronos, Typhoon
Others of note: Daedalus, Calypso, Cerce (actually, only mentioned in this book, appeared in last book), Janus, Pan
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The premise of the series is that Greek mythology and its beasts, gods, etc. are actually real. That fact makes for a fun adventure. Read morePublished 13 days ago by G. R. Blanco
I can't tell you how many times I've read/listen to this series or I've just pick up one of the books and red one of my fav parts. One of my favorite seriesPublished 17 days ago by Jennifer Spears
Katy says it was an epic adventure that kept you rivited, anticipating the next page.Published 17 days ago by Robert C. Malt
I love his books, the tales of teenage demi-gods having to deal with real problems, with a mythological twist. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Decinaty
I give this book five stars because it is very inspiring and breathtaking. It will make you sit on the edge of your seat till the end. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Joshua Brosell