All three of the book bunnies enjoy reading the many books of Rick Riordan based on various mythologies. Caramel has already reviewed for the book bunnies blog the graphic novel versions of the first three books of Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Today he talks about the fourth book, the graphic novel version of The Battle of the Labyrinth. As usual Sprinkles is asking questions and taking notes.
(Before continuing, you might want to check out Caramel’s reviews of The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titan’s Curse.)
Sprinkles: So Caramel, I know you had misplaced your copy of The Battle of the Labyrinth and only recently got your paws on it again. How did it feel rereading it after so many weeks? Or months?
Caramel: It felt good! I missed my book!
S: So it is worth the rereading, I can see that. Can you tell us what it is about?
C: It’s about Percy Jackson. We met him before in all the other books of the series.
S: Yes, you reviewed the first three books already.
C: And Marshmallow did too. She read the original books. And I reviewed the graphic novels.
S: Actually you read the original books, too, right?
C: Yes. I did. But I like the graphic novels a lot more. I like looking at the pictures, and they arw so much more full of action!
S: I can see that. And yes, the graphic novel format brings the people alive somehow. Right?
S: Okay, let’s assume we all read the first three books and know Percy is a demigod, that is, a son of the Greek god Poseidon, and he is on a quest to save the world from Kronos, one of the titans, who is trying to take over and overthrow the Olympian gods. Can you tell us what is happening in this book?
C: Percy and his friend Annabeth find the labyrinth. You know the labyrinth, right?
S: What should I know about it?
C: It is Daedalus‘s lab more or less, but it is a living thing, it keeps changing, and popping up new branches, and moving around underground. And Daedalus is a son of Athena, and he is a genius, and his labyrinth is a work of genius.
S: Okay, so why do Percy and Annabeth want to find it?
C: They don’t. They just accidentally fall into it. And then they realize how important it is. And there is a battle. Of the labyrinth. As you could imagine, given the title of th book.
S: So on one side of this battle are Percy and his friends, I can imagine.
C: And the gods, of course.
S: Okay, and on the other side?
C: The titans, and of course, Kronos who is leading them.
S: Hmm, and since this is the fourth book in a series of five, I am assuming that there is still a lot left for our heroes to do by the end?
C: Yup, but this one does end with some sort of a conclusion to a part of the story. So you leave the book satisfied but wanting also to read the next one. Of course.
S: Of course. I found it really interesting that the labyrinth shows up in many of the other books. It shows up in the Trials of Apollo series, for example.
C: Oh, but you are not supposed to give things away!
S: Oops! Okay, you are right. Then maybe I should stop talking. Why don’t you tell us your three words for the book?
C: Exciting, thrilling, and suspenseful.
S: Hmm, those are all pretty cool words Caramel! And I agree, they fit this book well. Okay, let us wrap up our review then. What do you want to tell our readers?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunnies reviews!