Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

This is the book 4 in the series, there is only one more left which I mistakenly thought that I have bought and was searching frantically at home trying to locate it after finishing this one, only for it to turn out, I didn't buy it. :) I definitely needed a vacation and everything I did before it is a bit blurred because I was already so tired that my mind kept wandering off and I was forgetting all sorts of things.

All that is no longer important, spring is here, I'm relatively rested and in a good mood and there are all sorts of new spring scents to find and wear. Which has nothing to do with the book. :)

So, let me tell you something about the book.
Well, in this one you can tell the whole story is getting to its end and that the bad guy (in this case the Titan Kronos) is on the brink of seizing power. The last book is the one where Percy decided the future of the Olympic gods and I can't wait to see what happens.

Before this series I thought I had some bacis Greek mythology knowledge but it didn't take long for me to realize I actually missed quite a lot of minor characters (most of the time monster type). It's fun to read a book written for fun and then finishing it and realizing you learned something. And in this one you actually get proof that there is something going on between Percy and Annabeth (finally!) but I'm still wondering what will happen in the last sequel with Annabeth and Luke (who turned bad guy in book 1). I definitely didn't see coming what happened to Luke at the end of this book.

The whole series somehow reminds me of Harry Potter, each book sees the characters slowly grow up and the story gets richer and more complex. I guess that is normal when your characters start young and grow up to deal with more darkness around them. :) Standard hero stuff. :)


  1. I've been looking for someone who had read these and could say if they liked them. I've always liked Greek/Roman mythology, and wondered if these were worth reading. Now that I know you're reading them I'm going to add them to my library list!

  2. Diana, I am actually very pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed them - especially after the first one. It's easy reading and totally fun.
    But, if you're going to watch the movie, do it before you read the book. I saw it yesterday and was quite upset with what they did to the story. :) As usual after reading the book first.