Percy Jackson and The Battle of Labyrinth by Rick Riordan Review

Hello Readers,

Poor little baby Nico…


“You shall delve in the darkness of the endless maze,
The dead, the traitor, and the lost one raise.
You shall rise or fall by the ghost king's hand,
The child of Athena's final stand.
Destroy with a hero's final breath,
And lose a love to worse than death.”

The opening of this book tries to lighten up the mood from the events that happen at the end of Titans Curse. As the book begins with Percy going to a freshmen orientation class at Goode High School, a school where his mom's boyfriend Paul Blofis teaches. What could go wrong for the Son of Poison well he bumps into Rachel Elizabeth Dare and things just go downhill from there and of course the school ends up on fire.

This time around Annabeth oversees the quest as the oracle selected her. For their quest, they must find Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. Percy and Annabeth accidently stumble upon an opening into the labyrinth while training at Camp Half-Blood. The labyrinth can lead you to anywhere, however it is very easy to get lost. Now that Camp Half-Blood has a vulnerable spot, the camp is in even more danger.

The labyrinth itself and Daedalus were remarkably portrayed, and I loved the twists that both contain. I really liked how the Labyrinth was designed in this book as without you really knowing, you could be coming out of one of the Labyrinth’s entrances on the opposite side of the world.  I also adored Mrs O'Leary the hell hound and the new issue of having a giant dog such as giant chew toys. I will quiet happily volunteer as tribute to walk Mrs O’Leary and Cerberus.

Poor little baby Nico… he is having a hard time grieving the loss of his sister. Nico ran way at the end of the last book and has been camping in the Underworld along the banks of the River Styx, with Minos. Yes that Minos the one that was a King of Crete and son of Zeus. After his death, Minos along with his brothers became Judges of the Dead. Minos is taking advantage of Nico’s grief and the fact he is a Son of Hades.  

Nico is still angry with Percy because he blames him for Bianca's death, but when they raise the spirit of Bianca, she tells him it was her own fault she died, and that Percy wasn’t to blame. Bianca had warned Percy about Nico’s plan to try raise her from the dead by sending Percy Iris messages.

I hope we get all the books adapted to the screen on Disney+ but I’m not sure how I’m going to feel about seeing this book on the screen. In the last book the whole mood of the books changed but for me from here the books feel claustrophobic, I don’t know if its hindsight, being in the Labyrinth or if it’s the writing.

From Greek Myths

  • Briares (Hekatonkheires)
  • Kampe 
  • Telekhines
  • Sphinx
  • Geryon
  • Orthrus
  • Empousai 
  • Antaeus

Happy World Book Day

L x