Friday, October 3, 2008

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson's fourth summer at Camp Half-Blood is much like his previous three—high-octane clashes with dark forces, laced with hip humor and drama. Opening with a line for the ages—The last thing I wanted to do on my summer break was blow up another school—this penultimate series installment finds Percy, Annabeth and the satyr Grover furiously working to prevent former camp counselor Luke from resurrecting the Titan lord Kronos, whose goal is to overthrow the gods. When the heroes learn that Luke can breach Camp Half-Blood's security through an exit from Daedalus's Labyrinth, they enter the maze in search of the inventor and a way to stop the invasion. Along the way they encounter a lifetime supply of nightmare-inducing, richly imagined monsters. Grover's own quest to find the lost god Pan, meanwhile, provides a subtle environmental message. Percy, nearly 15, has girl trouble, having become something of a chick magnet. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this latest book promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet. (GoodReads description)

I had forgotten just how much I love this series and am so happy to learn that this is not the last book. The writing is well done, as always. The quest Annabeth leads is packed full of adventure and wonderful monsters. Riordan is able to mix the old Greek mythology with modern day characters and places. I’ve always loved reading about Greek mythology and these stories really bring them to life. I only wish I had this series while I was in middle school. This is a great series for young boys and girls, but it is also very fun for adults. I would definitely pick up The Lightning Thief today and start the adventure.

Book One: The Lightning Thief
Book Two: The Sea Monsters
Book Three: The Titan's Curse
Book Four: The Battle of the Labyrinth

1 comment:

  1. I read The Lightning Thief. I didn't realize there were others!! Thank you again for keeping me reading. I was out of books. You should be awarded by I heart your blog.


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