Rave Reviews Log: Adventure

Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Battle of the Labyrinth

By Rick Riordan
Rating: 4 1/4 stars

This is book 4 in the deservedly popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Percy is back at Camp Half-Blood and, of course, is going on yet another quest. This time Annabeth is the leader, and she takes Percy, Tyson (Percy's Cyclops half-brother) and Grover the satyr into the ever-growing and changing Labyrinth created by Daedalus. Their quest has more than one goal. Grover needs to find the god Pan in one week or else his searcher license will be revoked by the satyr searcher council and the Labyrinth seems like a good last place to look. But the group also needs to try and find Daedalus and his workshop to prevent Luke and his army from getting a tool that would let them navigate the maze and appear at Camp Half-Blood to wipe all the heroes out and assure Kronos' rise. However the Labyrinth is full of monsters and traps and no one knows where the workshop is. Throw into the mix Nico, the missing son of Hades, Rachel Elizabeth Dare, a mortal who can see through the Mist, and Percy discovering some new abilities, and there is plenty of action and adventure, leading, of course, to the long-awaited war. Fans will not be disappointed and will look forward to the last book, when Percy turns 16 and the fatal prophecy comes into play. Thoroughly enjoyable for all fans of adventure and Greek mythology.