Camp Half Blood, the only place Percy Jackson feels at home is threatened by the presence of a door to the Labyrinth of Crete within it's borders. Their enemies can use the labyrinth to bypass all the magical protections for the camp. Percy follows his friend Annabeth in a quest to find Daedalus, the creator of the labyrinth and safeguard the camp.
As with it's predecessor, The Titan's Curse, this book moves far away from the long shadow of Harry Potter and continues to find it's own identity and style. The author, Rick Riordan, continues to plumb the depths of Greek mythology for characters and locations (all of which have conveniently moved to the US of A, along with the centre of Western civilization), with good effect.
The story is nicely set up for the fifth and final book in the series, The Last Olympian, with Kronos finally back from the dead and the Olympian gods already at war. Can't wait.
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