THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by Rick Riordan
Kirkus Star

THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH

From the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series, volume 4
Age Range: 9 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

The fourth and penultimate volume of Percy Jackson and the Olympians is the best one yet. Here, 14-year-old demigod Percy must find a way to thwart Kronos’s plan to reassemble his body and rally the evil forces of the underworld. Percy, quest-partner Annabeth and mortal Rachel Elizabeth Dare enter the Labyrinth and encounter all manner of wondrous beings: the vampiric empousai, snaky dracaenae, Laistrygonian giants, Calypso, the Sphinx, a Hundred-Handed One, Hephaestus, Daedalus and Kronos himself, newly transformed. Riordan keeps Percy busy falling in love with Calypso, battling evil Antaeus, causing Mount St. Helens to erupt and finding the long-lost god Pan in a crystal cave in this romp that rivals Rowling for inventive, magical storytelling. The often-philosophical tale zips along with snappy dialogue, humor and thrilling action, culminating in a climactic battle between gods and Titans. This volume can stand alone, but no reader will be able to read just one. Look no further for the next Harry Potter; meet Percy Jackson, as legions of fans already have. (Fantasy. 9 & up)

Pub Date: May 6th, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4231-0146-8
Page count: 368pp
Publisher: Hyperion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2008




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