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The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #04

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Percy Jackson is not normal. He's got ADHD and attention deficit, and he's been kicked out of every school he's ever attended. Now he discovers he's a half blood: half human, half Olympian god. But his problems are only beginning. Someone has stolen Zeus's thunderbolt — and Percy's being blamed.
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Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical.

In this latest 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-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth — a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this fourth book promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.

Review:

"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. One of Riordan's strengths is the wry interplay between the real and the surreal. When the heroes find Hephaestus, for instance, he's repairing a Toyota, wearing overalls with his name embroidered over the chest pocket. The wit, rousing swordplay and breakneck pace will once again keep kids hooked. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[T]he best one yet....The often-philosophical tale zips along with snappy dialogue, humor and thrilling action, culminating in a climactic battle between gods and Titans....Look no further for the next Harry Potter; meet Percy Jackson, as legions of fans already have." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"Like many series, the...books are beginning to show the strain of familiarity and repetition. However, the overarching story line remains compelling, and the cliff-hanger ending will leave readers breathless in anticipation of the fifth and final volume." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

In this fourth adventure in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth — a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.

About the Author

Rick Riordan is also the author of the previous books in the New York Times #1 best-selling series Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titan's Curse. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. To learn more about Rick, visit his website at www.rickriordan.com.

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shkittel1010102, January 15, 2011 (view all comments by shkittel1010102)
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rich Riordan


Book four The Battle of the Labyrinth a novel by Rich Riordan puts events like “Your mom,” Paul said. ‘I’m thinking about proposing to her,” and, “The body in the coffin was Luke’s,” perfectly together. This book was interesting, but it didn’t consistently captivate me on parts. At moments though, like the scene where Percy Jackson is at Mt. St Helens and feels his full powers come in; keeps your heart pounding and can’t see how he’s going to get put of the situation. The part that I didn’t like in the book is when they keep going on the same event like the Labyrinth. I know it’s called the Battle of the Labyrinth for a reason, but it was just very back and forth. Other than that the book was interesting. I think that the overall theme of the book was trust. I say this because the trust between all the demigods, monsters, and gods depend on who wins; Kronos’s side or the God’s side. I would read this book you like fantasy and a book that keeps you on your toes. So next time you want a real thrill rider, stop by your local library or Borders and pick up The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rich Riordan.
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Shoshana, December 30, 2009 (view all comments by Shoshana)
This fourth installment of five picks up the pace and tension as the threat of world domination by the Titan Kronos becomes increasingly likely. Meanwhile, because Percy is a young adolescent, his emotional entanglements are powerfully distracting. Lots of fast action, an interesting take on Daedalus, and girl trouble make this an enjoyable, quick read.

There's a nice Percy Jackson wiki at http://percyjackson.wikia. com/wiki/Main_Page (remove the space)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423101499
Author:
Riordan, Rick
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Camps
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
20090407
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.1875 in 9.2 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Percy Jackson is not normal. He's got ADHD and attention deficit, and he's been kicked out of every school he's ever attended. Now he discovers he's a half blood: half human, half Olympian god. But his problems are only beginning. Someone has stolen Zeus's thunderbolt — and Percy's being blamed.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. One of Riordan's strengths is the wry interplay between the real and the surreal. When the heroes find Hephaestus, for instance, he's repairing a Toyota, wearing overalls with his name embroidered over the chest pocket. The wit, rousing swordplay and breakneck pace will once again keep kids hooked. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[T]he best one yet....The often-philosophical tale zips along with snappy dialogue, humor and thrilling action, culminating in a climactic battle between gods and Titans....Look no further for the next Harry Potter; meet Percy Jackson, as legions of fans already have."
"Review" by , "Like many series, the...books are beginning to show the strain of familiarity and repetition. However, the overarching story line remains compelling, and the cliff-hanger ending will leave readers breathless in anticipation of the fifth and final volume."
"Synopsis" by , In this fourth adventure in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth — a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.
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