The Battle of the Labyrinth
(Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)
By: Rick Riordan
Published: May 2008
Published By: Listening Library
Format Read: Audio Book
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Young Adult
In this 4th installment of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, our hero sets out on another quest. This time he joins friends Annabeth, Grover and half-brother Tyson, as they enter the labyrinth in an effort to stop the rise of the evil Kronos and his army.
I admit that I had a hard time getting into book 4. The thought of our hero’s travelling through a labyrinth initially had me intrigued. However as I listened along, I got somewhat overwhelmed by the vast difference in each room they came across. I also had a hard time picturing the monsters they battled on their journey.
Thankfully closer to the end of this audio book, I began to enjoy the story more. The pace really picked up and there was quite a bit of action. I really appreciated how the author included the God Pan to give his readers a lesson in the importance of preserving our environment.
Although this wasn’t my favourite book in the Percy Jackson series, I would still recommend it to fans of middle grade fantasy.
Previous Books in the Percy Jackson Series:
- The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympian's, #1)
- The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympian's. #2)
- The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympian's. #3)