Rick Riordan does not disappoint the fourth time around. The Battle of the Labyrinth kept up the quick pacing, the intriguing characters, and the fun of the previous novels. I still get annoyed when I see Percy explain something that a reader should know from reading the rest of the series but that’s me being picky.
This time around we got to explore the Labyrinth which was in a different space. I appreciate the change of scenery from the previous books. I liked this change from the usual trek around the United States that Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and co. usually embark on.
The battle itself was interesting though I found it didn’t quite have the gravitas of what was a very important battle. It was important but for whatever reason it just didn’t feel important to me. I hope there is a bigger sense of urgency and important to the final book in the series.
I was curious about Rachel Elizabeth Red and after seeing more of her in this novel I’m even more curious. I know that there doesn’t necessarily need to be a reason for it, and I doubt I will ever really know how some humans can see through the Mist but such is life.