Having just missed one hundred books in the first year of The Book Challenge, in 2010, I made the full tonne. Still reading, but without the challenge, take a look at the reviews for the books that I have read this year.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Book 49 - Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

Book - Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth
Author - Rick Riordan
Year - 2008
Genre - Fantasy

After the dip for the second book of the Percy Jackson series, Sea of Monsters, things really start to pick up.  The danger increases, and we have a backlog of characters that can appear as time goes on.  The third book was better than the second, and in turn Battle of the Labyrinth is even better than it's predecessor.

There are a couple of notable Greek myths that are woven together in this one - considering the title I shan't think it is a spoiler to say that the myth of the Labyrinth is one of them - and it all comes together with what is probably the best quest story of the series.  Some of the twists and turns are lovely, and again, similar to the last book, if you see them all coming then you have a better eye for this thing than me.

It is difficult to give more than this without repeating the previous books reviews or giving away big chunks of the story.  Just be assured that this is a great book, and the fourth reason to read this series.  The fifth reason is ust coming up...

9/10

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