Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4
Publisher: Disney Hyperion (2008)
Paperback (361 pages)
Also by this author: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse
Also in this series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse
Reading Challenges: 2016 Backlist Books, 2016 Retelling Challenge, 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016
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.
I so enjoy Percy’s wonderful sense of humor. He definitely sees the world his own way which is rather understandable given the previous books. Poor Percy has enough on his plate and then he has to try to save the world yet again.
Annabeth has some wonderful lines, as always. In this book her feelings for Percy are a bit clearer, at least to the reader. I don’t think Percy has quite figured it all out yet. Annabeth is finally leading a quest and, in her mind, proving herself.
Grover is still on the search for Pan. His time has been cut short thanks to telling the Council of Cloven Elders what happened in the last book. He has days left to find evidence to back up his words or his Searcher’s license will be revoked.
Tyson is still Tyson. He can be completely clueless about some things and outstandingly intelligent about others. He cares a lot about Percy and Percy cares heaps about him. I think it surprises Percy how much he cares for his half-brother.
Annabeth, Percy, Grover, and Tyson have a quest. They have to enter the Labyrinth and find the creator before Luke and his cronies can. It is a really a race against time and, since the Labyrinth confuses time, they haven’t got much at all.
I enjoyed The Battle of the Labyrinth and cannot wait to see what happens in the last book for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.