Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Percy Jackson and The Battle of The Labyrinth (Book #4 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series)

Synopsis :

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 worse.
In this fourth 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 the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth - a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.

After a rather disappointing book #3, The Titan's CurseThe Battle of the Labyrinth certainly picks up the pace and I can say that it's my personal favourite book in the series thus far.

Finally Annabeth has her turn to her quest.  If you have read the series, you would remember that in The Lightning Thief, it was Percy's quest. In  book #2, The Sea of Monster, the half-blood who really went on the quest is Clarrisa, daughter of Ares and in book #3, The Titan's Curse, it was actually Zoe, one of Artemis hunter's, who went on the quest.  Of course, Percy went along in all those quests, whether he was invited to or not.   In going into the Labyrinth, Annabeth invited him along together with Glover and Tyson.

There's quite a lot that went on in Battle.  The pace was fast and the battle was furious throughout the book.  I love the twist and turn of the labyrinth.  The author introduced more characters, some are rather loveable while some are loathed.    There were lots of excitement and certainly picks up from a rather mild Titan's Curse.

Rachel Elizabeth, the girl that Percy met in book #3 played an important role in this book.  I wonder if she would do the same in the next book which is also the final book in the series, The Last Olympians.

I can't wait to start it.

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