The Battle of the Labyrinth

Yay for my 100th post here on Knight Reader! Thanks to all who take the time to read my thoughts on young adult literature. Now, for my latest…

I have now finished book four of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and it totally lived up to the expectations set by the previous three books.  I plan to start book five, The Last Olympian, tomorrow.  (I would start it tonight, but I’ve found that these books make me have nightmares about fighting big, scary monsters.)

As The Battle of the Labyrinth begins, Percy is attending orientation at yet another high school.  As one would expect, things don’t go well.  He is attacked by demon cheerleaders and is forced to flee a fiery mess.  How will he explain this one to his mom?

The forces of Titan lord Kronos are growing more powerful, and Percy and his friends must venture into the mysterious labyrinth to find some way to save Camp Half-Blood, Mount Olympus, and the world as they know it.  This quest is not without its perils.  Percy and the gang encounter hideous monsters, legions of ghosts, old enemies, new friends, and a few gods and goddesses.  Who can they trust?  It is unclear who is working for Kronos and who is on the side of the Olympians.

As war between the Titans and the Olympians looms ever nearer, Percy and friends  must work to rally all who seek to save Olympus.  Can they do it?  Will they even survive that long?

For those of you who choose to read it, I hope you enjoy The Battle of the Labyrinth as much as I did.  As for me, onward to The Last Olympian!

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