Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Book review by Charlie
The Battle of the Labyrinth is an amazing book with adventure and danger. The main character is Percy Jackson. Percy is an unusual half-blood (half Greek God half mortal) and is a kid of one of the three most powerful Greek Gods, Poseidon. One day, at Camp Half-Blood (Percy’s home), Percy falls into a giant statue which leads into a gigantic maze known as the LABYRINTH. When he gets out of the maze, he explains about the maze and is sent on a quest back in the maze with Annabeth (daughter of Athena), Grover (Satyr), and Tyson (Cyclops). Their job is to find Daedalus (inventor of the labyrinth) before the evil Titans do. Together they are on a dangerous journey, being attacked by monsters and Kronos (the Titan lord) at power. They must find Daedalus and get his help, but he’s closer than they think.
I really enjoyed reading The Battle of the Labyrinth because of its adventure and its danger. My favorite part was when a war broke out between the Olympians and the Titans. This is my favorite part because the characters are showing courage and commitment to their sides. One thing that I found was very interesting was that neither of the sides really won the battle. I think this is interesting because usually in books one side wins whether it’s the good guys, or the bad guys. One other thing I found interesting was that Kronos wasn’t exactly himself. I think this part was interesting too because when Percy sees him he’s not being himself. I think Percy Jackson is a bit like Harry Potter. Both books are about lonely boys growing up not knowing what they are, and both boys have great fame. I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure, magic, danger, and a legend of a hero.
Posted by Con at 2/25/2010 09:08:00 PM