Percy Jackson & the Olympians
The Battle of the Labyrinth
By Rick Riordan
Published by Disney/Hyperion Books
Copyright © 2009
Quick Review: As you already know I love the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Here is a little overview of the fourth book.
Percy’s once again getting into a new school thanks to his mother’s boyfriend. On freshman orientation day he is once again attacked by monsters. (It’s a recurring theme that all his troubles seem to start at schools. Translation school is bad. Just kidding. ☺) But he is helped out once again by a mortal. Upon returning to Camp Half-Blood he learns that Luke, the traitorous demi-god, is fast at work on a way to get his monster hordes past the borders of Camp Half-Blood by way of the Labyrinth. So, a group of campers (which obviously includes Percy) will have to make their way into the Labyrinth to stop him. This part of the quest includes finding Nico the son of Hades before Luke can exploit him.
Also, Grover finally found proof that the god Pan was alive in New Mexico in Book 3. Now Grover is going to find what he was looking for, but he is not quite ready for what he is asked to do.
As usual, this book is packed with action, and tension between Percy and Annabeth continues as new female interests are thrown Percy’s way.
I don’t know how much more Percy can take, but I want to find out. I’m trying to wait till the fifth and final book comes out in paperback so that I can buy it – and then of course donate it to my library – but I don’t know if I can wait till January 2011. So my library might be getting a hardcover.