The Battle of the Labyrinth
by Rick Riordan
About the book: Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos’s army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest though the Labyrinth—a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this latest book promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.
About the author:
Rick Riordan is also the author of the previous books in the New York Times #1 best-selling series Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book One: The Lightening Thief; Book Two: The Sea of Monsters; and Book Thee: The Titan’s Curse. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. To learn more about Rick visit his website at www.rickriordan.com
Where did our heroes leave off in The Titan’s Curse? What would you tell someone about the Percy Jackson series if you wanted to them to check it out?
Questions to consider:
Write a letter to Percy Jackson about his adventures. Explain which parts of his story is your favorite and why. Think of important questions you’d like to ask him too!
Read another version of Icarus and Deadalus or a myth with the Sphinx and then create a venn diagram comparing the story featuring these characters in Riordan’s books to a more traditional portrait.
Design a WANTED poster for one of the villains or monsters in the story. Be sure to add details about their appearance and their last known location too.
Study the elements of flight. What does it take to build a contraption that can actually stay aloft? Build the perfect paper airplane based on what you learn and have a contest to see who could apply that knowledge best.