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Battle of the Labyrinth

— feeling cyclop
The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan

This book is about a half-human, half-god boy named Percy who went to attend a new school orientation, which ended in disaster; the school was on fire, two cheerleaders who happened to be demons attempted to kill Percy and his mortal friend. After escaping from the school, him and his equally half-god friend went to their camp (which is a special camp for half-bloods). There was a new swordfighter named Quintus, who came into the camp through the Labyrinth, which is a huge, constantly expanding series of tunnels with deadly traps and hard to navigate. Luke, (who was a camper, and betrayed everyone and left to join Kronos and the Titan Lord’s army and take over Olympus) searches for Ariadne’s string, (which allows him to navigate the Labyrinth and take over the camp). Percy, his half-brother, and his friends went into the Labyrinth a few days later to stop Luke from getting the string by intercepting it from Daedalus,  the creator of the Labyrinth, and try to find Pan, the god of the wild whom Grover had been pursuing for years. The quest consisted of battles with strange monsters who tried to eat the three, betrayal, Percy almost dying and ending up on an island in the middle of nowhere for weeks, and finding out that Quintus is actually Daedalus in another form. After that, a terrible war broke out at camp, leaving a few dead, including Daedalus to get rid of the evil Labyrinth. Percy went back to his mother’s for the summer, however, his father, Poseidon, came to warn him that most disaster awaits.

 

I noticed a few connections in this book. Percy is hyperactive and finds almost everything he sees appealing, and he can identify secret messages. This connects to some people because people do pay attention to many little features of something, and sometimes that allows them to identify things or see things in their true form. In the book, when Quintus reveals himself as Daedalus, Percy does not believe him and he replies with something that he ends up unsatisfied with and comes up with three things he could have said, because he wants his reply to be witty. This connects to be because sometimes I don’t have time to decide what to say and end up saying something that makes no sense, and I keep on thinking of things I could have said. This book reminds me of a book I read a long time ago called Fox because that book also consisted of someone bypassing the dangers of outside through a tunnel to get what they need and return.


I would recommend this book to others because it gives the reader the feeling of suspense, and it is usually exciting and full of action. Some scenes in the book are even creepy and scary. When reading the book, I couldn’t wait to get to the next page, where what happened next is explained. In the book, during the fights, you probably would want to imagine what the scene would look like and sound like as they were explained in the book. At some parts of the book, the author would describe what the three saw in the Labyrinth in such a way to create an eerie mood. I would recommend this book to people who like a story with a lot of action, suspense, and scenes that will either excite you or scare you, so if you like to read a thrilling story, this book is for you.