The Battle of the Labyrinth

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

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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 through the Labyrinth — a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this latest audiobook promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.

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Rick Riordan Rick Riordan is an American. However, his website claims that this name should be pronounced differently - Ryerdan: “Rick`s last name is pronounced Ryer`-dan. (First syllable rhymes with fire) ". But, whatever his name, he was born on June 5, 1964 in the city of San Antonio, Texas. Rick`s father and mother are teachers. The mother of the future writer was fond of music and fine arts, his father loved to sculpt from clay. Rick attended Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, was the editor of the school newspaper, and once won the state`s third prize for it. He says that at the same time he tried, for the sake of a joke, to publish an underground newspaper, in which, among other things, he mocked the constant losses of the school football team. The football players did not forgive him for this and threw eggs at Rick`s car. After leaving school, he decided to study guitar and entered college in Svereign Texas, but then transferred to the University of Texas at...

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Rick Riordan Rick Riordan is an American. However, his website claims that this name should be pronounced differently - Ryerdan: “Rick`s last name is pronounced Ryer`-dan. (First syllable rhymes with fire) ". But, whatever his name, he was born on June 5, 1964 in the city of San Antonio, Texas. Rick`s father and mother are teachers. The mother of the future writer was fond of music and fine arts, his father loved to sculpt from clay. Rick attended Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, was the editor of the school newspaper, and once won the state`s third prize for it. He says that at the same time he tried, for the sake of a joke, to publish an underground newspaper, in which, among other things, he mocked the constant losses of the school football team. The football players did not forgive him for this and threw eggs at Rick`s car. After leaving school, he decided to study guitar and entered college in Svereign Texas, but then transferred to the University of Texas at Austin, where he began to study English literature and history. After graduation, he worked as a teacher in public and private schools in California and San Antonio for fifteen years. For his work at Saint Mary`s Hall School, Riordan was awarded the School`s “Master Teacher Award” in 2002. Rick Riordan is currently a professional writer. Rick says that the first book he remembered reading was Tolkien`s The Lord of the Rings. He read it at least ten times. From childhood he was fond of Greek and Scandinavian mythology. In high school, he became interested in fantasy and science fiction, and in his student years he became interested in detectives. According to Rick, he wrote his first story at the age of 13 and even sent it to one of the magazines, where this work was rejected. The first publication of Riordan took place in his student years, when two of his stories were published in a university literary magazine. In addition to Tolkien, Rick Riordan often names two more writers who influenced his work - Roald Dahl (Roald Dahl, 1916 - 1990) and E [lwyn] B [rooks] White, 1899 - 1985). Riordan is the author of the Tres Navarre detective series for adults, which includes the novels Big Red Tequila (1997; awarded the Anthony Award -1997 and the Shamus Award -1997 (for the best debut novel about private detectives)), “Widower`s Two-Step” (1998), “The Last King of Texas” (January 2000), “The Devil Went Down to Austin” (2001), “Southtown” (2004), “Mission Road” (2005) and “ Rebel Island ”(2007). The author`s detective stories have appeared in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen`s Mystery Magazine. "Adult" detective stories brought the author three American awards - "Edgar", "Anthony" and "Shamus". "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" (original title "The Lightning Thief", 2005) is the first book in the cycle of fantasy for high school age "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" ("Percy Jackson and the Olympians"), which also includes novels “The Sea of ​​Monsters” (2006; named “Child Magazine” Best Children`s Book of 2006), “The Titan`s Curse” (2007) and “The Battle of the Labyrinth” (2008). In May 2009, the next book of the series is released - "The Last Olympian". The cycle is dedicated to a separate site . The history of the cycle is not so unusual. The writer’s son Haley studied Greek myths in second grade and asked Rick to tell him stories about Greek gods and heroes at night. Riordan told his students about Greek mythology many times at school, so he easily agreed, but when he exhausted the myths he knew, his son was disappointed and asked Rick if he could come up with something new with the same heroes. After some reflection, Rick remembered the school assignment he had given to the sixth graders. You had to invent your own demigod, a son or daughter of any of the gods, and compose an adventure for him in the spirit of Greek myths. It was then that Riordan came up with Percy Jackson, a twelve-year-old modern American boy who turned out to be the son of a Greek god. Three evenings Rick told his son about how Percy Jackson was looking for Zeus` lightning in America. Harvey liked his father`s story so much that he began to convince Riordan to write a book about it. It took Rick a year. It was an amazing and exciting experience for him, because he had never written books for children before. The author got so carried away that he continued to write books about Percy Jackson. The author`s site about the cycle: “The gods of Olympus live and live in the 21st century! They still fall in love with mortals, and they have children - demigods, half-humans, like the heroes of old Greek myths. Maybe you are one of those children? Join the adventures of Percy Jackson and his modern-day demigod friends as they battle mythological monsters and the forces of the Titan Lord Kronos. ” The rights to film the cycle were purchased by Twentieth Century Fox. According to recent reports, the film is "in production." In addition, Rick Riordan wrote the first book for his co-author fantasy adventure series “The 39 Clues” - “Maze of Bones” (2008). The series also includes the novels by Gordon Korman (1963 -) "One False Note" (December 2008) and Peter Lerangis (1955 -) "The Sword Thief" (due out March 3, 2009). In June 2009, the next book of the series is released - the novel by Jude Watson "Beyond the Grave". The name of the fifth novel has not yet been announced, it is only known that its author will again be Gordon Korman (Gordon Korman, 1963 -). In total, it is planned to release ten books and complete the project in 2010. Rick Riordan is the coordinator and editor of this project. The project also launched an online game and released a collectible card game. The rights to film the project were acquired by Steven Spielberg and the DreamWorks film company. Rick Riordan lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons, Hayley and Patrick. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, swimming, playing the guitar and traveling with his family, as well as playing online “World of Warcraft” and playing games on the Wii with the kids.  Grumpy , the writer`s site .