Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Battle of the Labyrinth

The Battle of the Labyrinth
Author: Rick Riordan
Reviewer: David

Note: If you haven’t read “The Lightning Thief,”
this review contains spoilers. And why haven’t you read it yet?
It’s awesome. Go get it. NOW!

“The Battle of the Labyrinth” written by Rick Riordan is a very hooking and comic adventure. This fourth establishment in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, that started with “The Lightning Thief,” is definitely one of my favorite books and one of the best at mixing comedy with action/adventure. In the middle of the most serious circumstances, the author will crack a really funny joke that isn’t corny. This series reflects on a modern day world with the Greek gods. The main character, Percy, is a half-blood. That means that his dad (Poseidon) was a god and that is mom was a regular mortal. During this series the titans are back and are trying to take over Mt. Olympus.
This epic starts with a surprise attack on Percy by a demon-cheerleader while at a summer orientation for a new school that he is trying to go to the next year. He luckily escapes, and meets up with his friend Annabeth (also a half-blood). They go to Camp Half-blood and real adventure starts. They discover that Luke (a half-blood who betrayed the gods, and joined the titans in an earlier book) and his army of monsters and evil half-bloods, is trying to attack the camp through a nearby entrance to the Labyrinth. So, together with his friends Annabeth, Grover (a satyr), and Tyson (a cyclops), they enter the labyrinth.
This odyssey is amazing and is a must-read!! This adventure shows the theme of having great friends that you trust to the death. Their friendship prevails no matter what the odds are. If you like mythology and action/adventure books like “Lord of the Rings,” then this book is definitely right for you. If you are looking for a great book that will keep you on the end of your seat throughout the story, then this is the next book for you. So, read this book!!!!!!

The first three of this four book series:
TheLightning Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titans Curse


Reese said...

Steven keeps telling me to read The Lightning Theif!

I never do....

Anonymous said...

read it
its da best book ever i ♥ it!!
rick riordan rocks!!!
i love all the books
im now reading the 4th book- the battle of labyrinth!!!