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Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan

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Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Author: Rick Riordan / Paperback / 352 Pages / Book is published 2009-03-05 by Puffin

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      07.04.2010 16:08
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      6/10 for book

      The battle of Labyrinth is written by Rick Riordan and is part of a series of books entitled Percy Jackson and The Olympians.

      This is the second last book and the forth in the series of five.

      The book follows a young boy by the name of Percy Jackson father is Poseidon.

      The story begins

      Percy has found a new school after being chased out of all his other schools.He meets up with a character named Rachel Elizabeth Dare who we was introduced to in the last book the Titans Curse.She is a human who is able to see monsters and things that mortal should see.

      There was a lot of build up around her and I thought she would turn out to be a daughter of one of the Greek Gods but she is very normal but with a rich dad.

      Percy,Annabeth,Grover and Tyson have to go on a quest and try prevent Luke from destroying Camp Half Blood.

      I also felt that the bit of story where Grover Meets Pan is a bit pointless as they only meet up with him to find that he is dieing.

      Every has to have its bad Guy and Kronos is the bad guy in this who wants the destruction of the Greek Gods who had locked him along time ago in the underworld.

      The book follows a young boy by the name Nico who is the Son of Hades who is the god of the dead and he goes on a mission to bring back his sister to life.

      I can help feel disappointed by this book there was a lot of build up to what should have been more interesting but ending up with not very interesting bits of storyline.

      Book on the whole I would give a 6/10 and only just makes its worth of money.

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        21.09.2009 14:21
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        Another page turner for Percy

        The fourth of the Percy Jackson books.

        This series of books is one that I am reading to my 11 year old son, as bedtime reading.

        Outwardly, Percy is a New York boy who gets expelled from every school he goes to. This time he gets expelled after cheerleaders turn into monsters trying to kill him and set the school on fire. Problem for Percy is that he is a demi-god, the son of Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea and there are a lot of people who want him dead!

        Escaping with Rachel Elizabeth Dare, the mysterious mortal girl he met in the Titan's Curse book and who can see what is really going on, he bumps into his friend (and co demi-god) Annabeth and the story begins.

        An army is being raised by Luke (Percy and Annabeth's friend, who changed sides to fight against them) to destroy Camp Half Blood, the training camp for the demi-gods. To thwart the attack, Percy must enter the Labyrinth, from where the attack is going to come, and find Daedalus. So the quest begins, with Rachel coming along, much to Annabeth's disgust (or jealousy!). Tyson and Grover join them, though Grover is still searching for Pan (which has a bearing on the ending of the book). In the Labyrinth, you really don't know what will be round the next corner, and neither do Percy & co. There follows encounters with all sorts of Gods and demons along the way leading up to the battle between good and evil in Camp Half Blood.

        In my view, a slightly disappointing end to the battle (so as not to spoil it, I won't say why here), but overall the author gets the book right again. It is a very good read, enjoyable with good interplay between the main characters and the sub story line of the relationship between Percy and Annabeth.

        It is also educational as it teaches a lot about the relationships between the Gods that come from mythology. The 5th book in the series is out now, which we will be getting soon. In the meantime we are reading a book about Greek Myths and Legends and a lot of it is recognisable from the Percy Jackson books.

        Well worth exploring, for boys and girls from about 10 to adult!

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