The Battle of Labyrinth is the fourth book in the Percy Jackson nd the Olympians book series by Rick Riordan which is a young adult fantasy novel that includes Greek Mythology that was published on March 6, 2008 by Hyperion Books for Children.
I’m going to include a spoiler-free section and a spoiler-filled section.
If you haven’t read The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titan’s Curse, I recommend that you don’t read ahead because the spoiler-free section might have spoilers for books 1-3 in the series.
Percy Jackson is going to be a freshman in high school and his orientation doesn’t go as planned which isn’t surprising based on every scene we have with him in a school. He bumps into a familiar face while being chased around by demon cheerleaders.
Time is running out and the war between the Olympians and the Titan Lord Kronos is coming faster than we thought. Even Camp Half-Blood is becoming weaker because Krono’s army is preparing to invade it.
To prevent the invasions, Percy and his demi-god friends (Annabeth, Grover and Tyson) set out on a quest through the Labyrinth. The Labyrinth is this complicated maze which is technically an underground world with evil demons and different monsters hidden in every corner.
This book is one of my favorites in the series. It had everything I ever wanted; action, different gods and monsters, and love. I could not put this book down like it was physically impossible for me to put this book down.
The characters were amazing and Nico became one of my favorite character especially because of his cool powers being Hades’ son. (we get to explore it more in this book)
If you haven’t gotten to this book in the series, you really should! It would definitely become one of your favorites.
Okay so in the beginning, we start the book at the freshman orientation with Percy and he sees Rachel (who’s the mortal who basically has the sight). They get chased by the demon cheerleaders and they obviously blow shit up which isn’t new for Percy when it comes to school.
Annabeth and Percy were supposed to go on a date in the beginning but it was interrupted by Rachel but at first I was really excited that they were going to do such a mundane thing like going to the movies.
Annabeth and Percy have this sexual tension thing going on throughout this entire book. Like you could tell that they were jealous whenever they would show care for another person or flirted with another person. Percy was also annoyed every time Annabeth brought up Luke which I felt for him because it’s like Luke is awful Annabeth! Can’t you see?
Then, Annabeth and Percy kiss before she just disappears and leaves (Which I loved!) Then after that, they kind of became distant in a way. Especially when they were saying goodbye at the end, like she was just like “bye” and I’m here waiting for them to just talk about them. I feel like their lives are so crazy that they never have time to just sit and talk.
Nico was a very important character in this book. In the beginning, he truly hates Percy because of his sister’s death and he’s trying to summon different spirits in order to find a way to get his sister back.
Bianca sent an Iris-message to Percy so he can see what Nico’s been planning. Bianca shows up as a ghost and she tells Nico that she’s gone and he needs to accept that. She says she’s okay and that she made her choice.
Nico ends up helping them during the Battle of the Labyrinth and his power of summoning ghosts and making them on his side was so cool. At the end, Nico apologizes to Percy for everything and he says his last goodbyes to his sister.
They have a new instructor in the school Quintus and he was really sketchy. So I wasn’t surprised when we found out that he was really Daedalus. I thought it was really clever how this is his 5th body and he named it Quintus.
Also, he’s the main reason that the battle was finished. Because the Labyrinth was connected to him and he sacrificed himself to Nico. So, once he died, the Labyrinth disappeared.
Pan was also really important. Grover had this obsession with finding him in the last book. We finally find him and he’s dying. He talks to each one of them individually and Grover’s like star struck. He finally dies and when they go back to camp, the other satyrs don’t believe him.
During the battle, Grover starts singing and out of nowhere all of these demons start running away. Apparently, Pan has given him the gift of the voice of Panic which Pan used a long time ago.
There were really weird creatures in this book. Like the hundred handed ones which was hard to imagine and Krampes which is like a bat thing that has this belt where it turns into different vicious animals. Also, there was this 3 bodied man.
Also, Poseidon showed up at the end of the book on his 15th birthday and it was my favorite part of the book. He told Percy that he’s his favorite son which made my heart warm up.