Book Review: Rick Riordan’s The Battle of the Labyrinth

Posted December 29, 2010 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Middle-Grade readers

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Book Review: Rick Riordan’s The Battle of the Labyrinth

The Battle of the Labyrinth


Rick Riordan

fantasy in Hardcover edition that was published by Disney-Hyperion on March 6, 2008 and has 361 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Last Olympian, The Red Pyramid, The Lost Hero, Cold Springs, The Throne of Fire, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The Serpent's Shadow, House of Hades, The Blood of Olympus, The Hidden Oracle, The Sword of Summer, The Hammer of Thor, The Ship of the Dead

Fourth in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians fantasy series for middle-grade readers.

My Take

More conflicts between the Greek gods and the Titans with much scurrying back and forth amongst the lesser gods, the monsters, and the half-bloods.

In this particular story, Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson must find Daedulus at the heart of the Labyrinth before the Titans can reach him or Camp Half Blood will be overrun. Percy must engage the help of a mortal girl he met in the last book, Titan’s Curse, and Grover has very little time to find Pan before the Council exiles him from the Search. In the meantime, Luke appears conflicted in his new oaths while Kronos is taking over in more ways than one.

Nice use of Mount St. Helena, Calypso’s exile, and Icarus’ fatal flight