"It was as though someone had trapped a star in the tower, keeping it prisoner."

This is referring to the heat of the inferno Rick created, but it also references the myth of Daedalus and Icarus in which the pair are kept prisoner in a tower. It might also be a subtle reminder of the mysterious Asterion. As mentioned earlier, ‘Asteri’ means star, and Cretan coins often had a star in the middle, representing the Minotaur in the middle of the labyrinth. What is Asterion, and what does its addition to the Maze mean? Could Asterion be Daedalus, still trapped inside Crater and the Maze? Could Daedalus become the Minotaur in the labyrinth? These questions are left open for the sequel.