Hey everyone this is Meghan from Coffee & Wizards. Today I’m here to talk about this book: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. It is the fourth novel in the Percy Jackson series. It isn’t my favourite of the series.
Rick Riordan tries to age his characters and the plot along with his readers. The problem with this is I find the series loses a lot of its charm and a lot of the elements that made me love it so much. For example, there’s much more focus on the love interest, love triangle kind of element to the story, which is, you know, fine, but not why I was reading the book in the first place.
The stakes are much higher in this book. There’s some new myths mixed in there, which is fun. It just felt a bit like more of the same, but without as much of the original spirit of the first book that I loved so much. It’s not a bad series by any means. There’s certainly exciting moments. It just doesn’t do it for me as much as the first book did.
I’m still excited to see how the series will end. The prophecy plotline has been going on throughout the four novels, which was nice. I liked that aspect of it. So hopefully the conclusion will be worth the build up.
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“The book ends, as always, with a cliffhanger – and it’s definitely one that’ll make you want to go straight into reading the fifth book straightaway (which I did)!” – Alexa Loves Books