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The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) (edition 2009)

by Rick Riordan

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The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

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    The Odyssey by Homer (Jitsusama)
    Jitsusama: An ancient classic revolving around Greek Myth. A great help to better understand the mythology of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
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    D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri D'Aulaire (saltypepper)
    saltypepper: More accessible than Homer for younger and/or reluctant readers, plus beautifully illustrated.
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    Jitsusama: An ancient classic revolving around Greek Myth. A great help to better understand the mythology of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
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Percy Jackson's sixteenth birthday draws nearer, and both sides of the impending battle are preparing for war. In this, the fourth book out of five, Percy is attacked at his new school by cheerleaders that are actually empousai, gets in a fight with Annabeth over his new friend, Rachel Dare, and is immediately plunged into peril at camp when he learns about the labyrinth. While Percy was away, Clarisse was on a secret mission to discover what interest Luke had in the Minotaur's labyrinth. The task was spurred by the discovery of Chris Rodriguez, who had apparently gone mad in the labyrinth, and was raving about finding the string. Since Chris was one of the half-bloods who had joined Luke's side, Chiron realized that Luke was trying to find Daedalus's string to allow himself mastery of the labyrinth's intricate maze. When Annabeth and Percy accidentally fall into an opening of the maze right below Camp Half-Blood, they understand why: Luke wants to use the maze to break past the camp's magical defenses. With the vast army he has already assembled, chances are high that he will slaughter the heroes.

A new mission is born. This time, Annabeth receives the Oracle that sets the quest in motion. Even though she has been waiting for her own quest since she was a child, Annabeth is not happy with the secret message she hears from the mummified oracle, but she refuses to share with Percy what is bothering her. Instead, she chooses her team of Percy, Grover, and Tyson, and the four embark on another round of mad adventure and life threatening escapades.

Travel in the labyrinth is complicated. First of all, time moves at a different rate. Second, the paths and openings constantly shift and morph into new passages and different doors. Third, traveling a short distance in the underground labyrinth could cover a much larger mileage above ground. Thus, the heroes can traverse around the country in a matter of days, and every time they emerge from the labyrinth they are in a new and surprising location. As they move to find Daedalus and win his support first, the gang encounters a deadly ranch, a Herculean task that Percy has to solve, an arena with battles to the death run by a son of Poseidon, and another ancient species related to the cyclops. At one point, the group splits so Grover can search for Pan, who he scents in one of the tunnels, and Percy and Annabeth head back to Manhattan to enlist Rachel Dare. She is one of the rare mortals who can see through the mist, and directs them through the maze. ( )
  nmhale | Oct 16, 2014 |
This is another one of my favorite PJO books. I don't even have to tell you you how much I love Percy, do I? Percy Is one the best fictional male characters I've ever read about. It is impossible not to love Percy Jackson. [spoiler] Does anyone else love the part when Annabeth kissed Percy? Percabeth!

We also get a little bit of Annabeth character development. She's never lead a quest before and she's really doubting herself a lot, and Percy is being an awesome friend to her.

Grover and Tyson are still Awesome, lovable characters. Nico, and Rachel Dare are cool, and so is Calypso.

[spoiler] Kronos is alive which means all Hades is about to break loose.

This is an awesome book! I love it and I can't wait to read it again. ( )
  barbiekait | Oct 16, 2014 |
I liked how this entire book was about an underground maze that wasn't as nice or easy as a normal maze. ( )
  TeresaCruz | Oct 11, 2014 |
3.5-4 ( )
  lyssa73 | Aug 2, 2014 |
Fantastic story for anyone that that's a fan of Greek mythology. Tore through it in no time at all. Written for middle school age readers, but I think older readers can enjoy this series just as much. ( )
  Tigerlily12 | Jul 9, 2014 |
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To Becky, who always leads me through the maze.
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The last thing I wanted to do on my summer break was blow up another school.
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This LT work is the fourth volume (of five) in Rick Riordan's series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Please do not combine it with any other individual title or collection of titles from the series. Thank you.
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Percy Jackson manages to be admitted to a new high school, but a battle with demon cheerleaders ends up with the school burning, so it's back to Camp Half-Blood. But the camp isn't so safe anymore, with war between the Olympians and lord Kronos approaching. Percy and the demigods must venture on a quest through the Labyrinth to try to stop the enemy from invading the Camp.
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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 near.… (more)

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