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Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Four: The Battle of the Labyrinth (Cover May Vary) Paperback – Apr 7 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; 4 edition (April 7 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423101499
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423101499
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.3 x 19.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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. Kirkus"

The battle starts, literally, with an explosion and doesn't let up. After Percy destroys the high school band room battling monsters called empousai who have taken on the form of cheerleaders, he has to hide out at Camp Half-Blood. There, Grover's searcher's license is going to be revoked unless he can find the god Pan in seven days. An entrance to the Labyrinth has been discovered, which means that Luke, the half-blood turned bad, can bypass the magical protections and invade the camp. Annabeth insists that she must follow a quest to locate Daedalus's workshop before Luke does. Percy is disturbed by visions of Nico, the son of Hades, who is summoning forth the spirits of the dead with McDonalds Happy Meals. Percy, Grover, and Percy's Cyclops half-brother follow Annabeth into the maze not knowing if they will ever find their way out. Riordan cleverly personifies the Labyrinth as a sort of living organism that changes at will, and that traverses the whole of the United States. Kids will devour Riordan's subtle satire of their world, such as a Sphinx in the Labyrinth whose questions hilariously parody standardized testing. The secret of Pan is revealed with a bittersweet outcome that also sends an eco-friendly message. Like many series, the "Percy Jackson" books are beginning to show the strain of familiarity and repetition. However, the overarching story line remains compelling, and the cliff-hanger ending will leave readers breathless in anticipation of the fifth and final volume. SLJ"

Percy Jackson, the half-blood son of Poseidon, enters the mythical Labyrinth with his friends Annabeth (daughter of Athena), Tyson (a Cyclops), and Grover (a satyr)-originally to help Grover locate the missing god Pan, but as their explorations continue, they uncover a plot by the evil Titan lord Kronos to invade Camp Half-Blood. The melding of Greek myths with modern-day settings remains fresh and funny in this fourth installment in the series, in which Percy seeks the help of the inventor Daedalus and battles monsters throughout the ever-shifting maze. Close loyalties among the foursome strain at times (Percy has started to grow into a chick magnet, a fact that upsets Annabeth) but never break as they defend their camp and draw nearer to the foreshadowed showdown against Kronos and the renegade half-blood Luke. Horn Book"

Percy Jackson's fourth summer at Camp Half-Blood is much like his previous three-high-octane clashes with dark forces, laced with hip humor and drama. Opening with a line for the ages-"The last thing I wanted to do on my summer break was blow up another school"-this penultimate series installment finds Percy, Annabeth and the satyr Grover furiously working to prevent former camp counselor Luke from resurrecting the Titan lord Kronos, whose goal is to overthrow the gods. When the heroes learn that Luke can breach Camp Half-Blood's security through an exit from Daedalus's Labyrinth, they enter the maze in search of the inventor and a way to stop the invasion. Along the way they encounter a lifetime supply of nightmare-inducing, richly imagined monsters. Grover's own quest to find the lost god Pan, meanwhile, provides a subtle environmental message. Percy, nearly 15, has girl trouble, having become something of a chick magnet. One of Riordan's strengths is the wry interplay between the real and the surreal. When the heroes find Hephaestus, for instance, he's repairing a Toyota, wearing overalls with his name embroidered over the chest pocket. The wit, rousing swordplay and breakneck pace will once again keep kids hooked. PW" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author


Rick Riordan is the author of the previous books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; and The Battle of the Labyrinth. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.


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By Wade A TOP 500 REVIEWER on Dec 11 2014
Format: Paperback
As series do, this book continues to escalate the threat of Kronos. The story outlines basically they have to traverse the ancient greek labyrinth constructed by Daedalus. With as many threats as can be mustered inside the maze it creates for a fun atmosphere while creating tension on the potential attack that will happen on Camp Half-Blood. A nice step forward in the series for the main story, while continuing and building Grover's quest for Pan.

With the development of characters such as Rachel Dare, and Nico as a Demi God, the book adds some nice new characters and myths. As well Percy's abilities keep increasing as it goes along. If you've read the first three, I shouldn't need to convince you to keep going though!
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Excellent book for teenagers and the entire family. Kids may learn about the principal Greek myths, heroes, and gods. As gripping as the Harry Potter series.
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Imaginative & delightful. Full of fun and excitement that carries you along. A wonderful collaboration, I wish these books had been around when I was 13!!
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Format: Hardcover
I'll have to say it's one of my top 3 favourite books. I finished it the day before it came out because people at the book store put it on the shelves a bit early (3 days early actually). The way it ends makes me hungry for more! It was really nice, I have say there's a very faint decrease in the humor, but that's okay because the twists, turns and surprises were great in amount! To conclude this review, all I have to say is "Bravo, terrific book".
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By Valerie TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on Jan. 30 2012
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Just as the review title says; if you enjoy Greek mythology, this is a fantastic series to read. Regardless of age
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
who wouldn't love to be Percy Jackson, I just love those books even if I am far from being a teenager
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