The Flame Of Olympus (Pegasus) by Kate O’Hearn

Summary

A young girl, a winged horse, and a war of epic proportions make for an adventurous start to an exciting new trilogy.

When Pegasus crashes onto a Manhattan roof during a terrible storm, Emily’s life changes forever. Suddenly allied with a winged horse she’d always thought was mythical, Emily is thrust into the center of a fierce battle between the Roman gods and a terrifying race of multiarmed stone warriors called the Nirads. Emily must team up with a thief named Paelen, the goddess Diana, and a boy named Joel in order to return Pegasus to Olympus and rescue the gods from a certain death.

Along the way, Emily and her companions will fight monsters, run from a government agency that is prepared to dissect Pegasus, and even fly above the Manhattan skyline—all as part of a quest to save Olympus before time runs out.

-Amazon.com

Review

Definitely one of the easier books I have read for quite a while. It’s nice to have a shorter, big print book once it a while because always reading a bigger and challenging book gets old. Having something new and refreshing is nice and I thought that it was a nice break.

This story did have a nice mix of this world and the Olympian world but if you want to learn about mythology this is definitely not the book, but it is still a really interesting read.

I felt that the characters were not described well though. You kind of had to imagine what they looked like. The little girl and Pegasus were on the cover of the book so that was the only mental picture that you had. In other books about Olympus, they describe the grandeur of the God and of their home, but in this book they were talked about like they were more human. I felt that detracted from the story a little, but this is to be expected as it is a book for younger readers (Amazon says 8 and up) so they can’t have too many large words.

The storyline was an interesting with the secret organization that was evil and the different people that they met. So it was an interesting story line. The ending was a little weak though – really weak actually. There are other books (it’s a Trilogy) but I just felt it ended too suddenly. That was one of my complaints.

Overall this is a book for younger readers. If you want something challenging and to have good descriptions it’s not a great book for that, but it is still an interesting read.

Enjoy.