Book Review – Percy Jackson and The Battle of the Labyrinth

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Author – Rick Riordan

Book Name – Percy Jackson and The Battle of the Labyrinth

Category – Fantasy, Fiction, and Mythology

Language – English

About the Author

His real name is Richard Russel Riordan Jr. and he was born 5th of June 1964 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He took Rick Riordan as his pen name and he is known for his book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which is about a teenager named Percy Jackson who discovers he is a son of the Greek god Poseidon and hence making him a demigod.


About the Book


The novel begins with Percy Jackson, attending his orientation at high school. During his orientation, he got to know that the cheerleaders at his new schools are she-demons called espousal. Percy figured it out that Kronos is back and he is recruiting monsters and half-bloods to battle the Olympian gods. Percy and Annabeth returned to camp to warn the others. He learns that Grover is in trouble and Pan, the missing god of the wild is on verge of death.


Annabeth suggested they find Pan in the Labyrinth that is below the ground. Daedalus, the creator of Labyrinth has constructed a maze that has dangerous illusions and traps. Annabeth decided to check in Labyrinth and she choose Grover, Percy, and Tyson to help her. After they found the entrance to the Labyrinth they needed Ariadne’s string to navigate the Labyrinth. Meanwhile, Percy has been getting nightmares about Daedalus and the Labyrinth.


Percy later got a message that Nico blames him for Zoe’s death and seeks revenge and wants her sister’s spirit to be back in the living world. Later when Percy with his friends reached the Labyrinth they saved Briares and helped Nico to summon her sister’s spirit. Zoe’s spirit urges Nico to forgive Percy. They moved forward and dispersed in two groups, Grover and Tyson decided to search for Pan, and Annabeth and Percy entered the volcano and found themselves surrounded by monsters. 


Percy wakes up on Ogygia Island where Calypso lives, she is the daughter of Atlas, a Titan. He remembered that he was thrown out of a volcano because of a sudden earthquake. Annabeth and Percy then went to Manhattan to find Rachel who is clear-sighted and can guide them in the Labyrinth.


Now, Percy has everything to battle at optimum, he has a way to navigate inside the maze of the Labyrinth and his demigod friends. Later in the story, he will be getting even more help and the story itself will take many turns during this adventure in the Battle of the Labyrinth.  


You’ll be getting goosebumps as the story moves forward while taking turns. I will leave the further story to be read by you, the readers.




Percy, half-mortal and half-Greek god has known his demigod status for several years. As the son of Poseidon, the sea god and one of the gods in the trinity of Greek gods, he’s already been on many quests in past years to either aid or rescue gods and other demigods like him. This book is filled with another adventure and quest with a lot of action.


This book is a little different from Titan’s Curse and a lot different from the Sea of Monsters and the Lightning Thief. Yes, all the previous books were beautifully written and had a good storyline with uncountable action scenes but in this book, Rick Riordan did exceptionally great in his storytelling. There were so many times when you think something would happen and you would be completely wrong. 


Rick does a great job adding a good plot and adding new characters along the way that really supports the storyline. Daedalus, who was previously introduced in this book at the beginning as an instructor to Percy and his friends became an important character for the story and this was not expected by anyone at the start. Rachel who was introduced as a side character in the previous novel turned out to be a trump card for Percy in this novel.   


The closeness that was shown between Percy and Annabeth in previous novels and which settled down in the Titan’s Curse turned out to be love in this book and that too when they both were in the middle of a war. The best part of the book was when Annabeth pulled Percy and kissed him and just after that Percy summoned a tidal wave to escape death and turned the tables. It was like this author is telling us the importance and the power of love, a

victory of love over war.


The book is embedded with so many scenes that will give you chills, sometimes with excitement, sometimes with suspense, and sometimes with joy. I think everyone should give it a try and feel these chills by themselves while reading it. I will highly recommend you to read this book and I am sure you will crave more after that.

Written By - Dewang Singh

Edited By - Anamika Malik

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