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Preview — The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4)
In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half...more
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Half-boy, half-God Percy Jackson starts off the new school year by battling a pair of ‘ Empousai ’ and blowing up his school. Again. He also runs into Rachel Elizabeth Dare, the mysterious mortal girl who can see through the mist.
It’s time to head back to Camp Half-Blood, because trouble...more
So as expected Percy's summer is going to be filled with another quest and yet another colossal problem that brings him closer to the prophecy...more
This is my favorite of the series so far. It was slightly less funny in this ones but its totally made up for by all the action and gods and characters. I mean gosh, there are a lot more gods, monsters, and heroes than I gave mythology credit for.
We see Percy come out and act like a real true blue hero thoug...more
I also love that Annabeth leads the quest in this one (about time, pfft) because sh...more
I really powered through the last couple books in this series. This time around, I wanted to slow down a bit. So, I alternated between this book and a collection of Greek mythology. I was happy I did because in The Battle of the Labyrinth Percy, Annabeth, Tyson, and Grover have to deal with sever...more
I have a kind of unconditional love relationship with this series. By which I mean I love it regardless of what anyone else might say. And this book, The Battle of the Labyrinth was a favourite in the series when I read it. That said I don't want to merely write a review that indicates my emotional reaction to this series but also my thoughtful philosophical reaction.
I am on record as having said that I can't appreciate a book unless there's something for me to take out of it. No doubt there wou...more
I really love Percy Jackson and the Olympians, probably even more than the kids. As I have said before, they are even better read-a-louds, to my elementary age children, than the Potter series. The dialogue is rich (work on your many voices) and just about any page is a great stopping point because there are so many cliff hanging action moments. Nothing is ever slow in this series.
Probably the best thing about Percy Jackson in the Oly...more
The mark of Daedalus is a mark that represents the entrance to the Labyrinth. Daedalus was a skillful craftsman and artisan. He was also an inventor, architect and a genius who created the Labyrinth, a maze built for King Minos and it traps the Minotaur. Daedalus is one of the major characters in this book and his Labyrinth served as the central plot element.
The dead, the traitor, and the lost one raise.
You shall rise or fall by the ghost king's hand,
The Child of Athena's final stand.
Destroy with a hero's final breath,
And lose a love to worse than death.
When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school, Percy Jackson hurries to Camp Half Blood, from whence he and his demigod friends set out on a quest through the Labyrinth, while the war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws n...more
In one of the reviews I read of one of the volumes in this series by someone who gave it 5 stars the reviewer opened by observing that they knew little about Greek myth...but like the story.
Okay, I'll try to take "that attitude". Allow me though first to add a but....But, if a book or series of bo...more
I definitely felt like Percy was growing up in this book and felt the flavor of the book matched that - a little more detailed and a little less clear on those 'black-and-white' lines. Things are still building for the "finale" and I'm really cu...more
Estos libros son muy fáciles de leer. Son ligeros, divertidos y siempre mantuvieron mi interés. Además, tienen ese toque de la Mitología Griega al que no me puedo resistir (las mitologías conforman parte de "los amores de mi vida". Les amo. Si fuera legal, les pediría matrimonio).
También es algo...more
In general, I don't like how these books are written so casually... and first person in general feels "cheat-y" .. but then it's also good for giving us observations without giving things away.. if only percy weren't so dense at times. hahah.
but I like how everything is so carefully knit together; kind of like an easier version of a detective novel, where the more knowledge you know, the easier...more
Lamento ofrecerte mi corazón en piezas, pero eso es por tu causa. Ese "y sí..." simplemente me ha desmembrado el alma.
Qué les digo, otro libro genial. Cada vez son mejores, el crecimiento de Percy me obsesiona porque increíblemente su agradable sentido del humor perdura.
Fue genial ver a casi todos crecer un poco y lograr sus objetivos. Vale, ese "casi" debe ser explicado.
Soy fan del estancamiento de Annabeth, fue maravillosamente doloroso leer cóm...more
But my son builds Camp Half-Blood and the Fields of Asphodel out of Lego. He draws up battle plans for the ultimate gods vs titans conflict on Olympus. He is INTO THIS. The mythology...more
"I left him in his wheelchair, staring sadly into the fireplace. I wondered how many times he'd sat there, waiting for heroes that never came back"(231).
And also: I NEED MORE PERCABETH. GODDAMMIT RICK RIORDAN.
Also, the fact that Percy is now the same age as me by the end of this book really hit me hard. He was 12, like, just two weeks ago. Heartbreak.
Oh and lastly, (vi...more
On the day Percy had his high school orientation he got attacked by demons and returns to Camp Half-Blood and finds out that the camp is not safe anymore. The evil Titan lord...more
What impressed me: I have such absolute love for this series. It continues to impress me with the entertaining manner it teaches mythology, much more than just the basics. The Battle of the Labyrinth delves much deeper into the subject than anything I ever learned in school and I'm loving every minute of it. Percy continues to grow and change, taking on more and having to really start dealing the the hard decisions of life, both demigod and mortal. He continues to gai...more
As much as I love Percy and the gang, I feel that this series has declined in quality from the first book to the current one. I wonder if Rick Riordan is stretching the story a bit thin at this point.
I will still buy and read the last one when it c...more
Yes, they are children’s books. Yes, they are predictable. Yes, I know, our main characters are not in any real danger….I know these things, and yet I still love these books. This series has not disappointed me yet.
I was glad to have Annabeth back in this installment. Her presence was definit...more
tyson-nevil, or gaup
hermine (wrong spelling)-anabeth
fred and george-those two hermes kids
and many others.
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