The Flame of Olympus by Kate O'Hearn

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If you like Greek/Roman mythology or are just looking for a exciting and fast paced book to read this summer I would highly suggest picking this one up. It's fairly light, I found it to be a really fast read once I was actually able to sit down for an extended period of time to read it
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Synopsis

A young girl, a winged horse, and an Olympian war make for an adventurous start to an exciting trilogy.

When Pegasus crashes onto a Manhattan roof during a terrible storm, thirteen-year-old 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 mortal 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 the Olympic flame burns out.
 

About Kate O'Hearn

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Kate O’Hearn was born in Canada, raised in New York City, and has traveled all over the United States. She currently resides in England. Kate is the author of four novels about Pegasus and Emily. In addition she is the author of the Shadow Dragon series and a book about a Valkyrie. Visit her at KateOHearn.com.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Aladdin. 402 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Flame of Olympus
All: 9 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 4

In Bed With Books

Good
Reviewed by In Bed With Books on Jun 09 2012

THE FLAME OF OLYMPUS tells a complete story, although there are threads left dangling to be addressed in the next book.

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Justin's Book Blog

Good
Reviewed by Justin941 on May 19 2012

If you like Greek/Roman mythology or are just looking for a exciting and fast paced book to read this summer I would highly suggest picking this one up. It's fairly light, I found it to be a really fast read once I was actually able to sit down for an extended period of time to read it

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Samthebookholic

Good
Reviewed by Sam on Sep 29 2012

There wasn’t really a cliffhanger but I still really want to read the next book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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667B Baker Street

Below average
Reviewed by Mara A. on Sep 14 2012

My overall impression of the book was that it felt like a Syfy original movie. Rick Riordan was clever with his idea; I can’t say the same in this case.

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Silverpen Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Annalise Fayelock on Sep 03 2012

Pegasus: The Flame of Olympus is not a book that I would recommend to most high-school level teens, but middle schoolers may enjoy it. 

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Read. Write. Love.

Below average
Reviewed by Kaitlin on Sep 13 2012

The initial idea of this book is very intriguing, but in all honesty the writing needed a lot of work. The dialogue especially was very weak and awkward (and often cheesy)...There was also lots of repetition of the same information.

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My Library Card Wore Out

Below average
Reviewed by mylibrarycardworeout on Jun 11 2012

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.

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Eljae

Good
Reviewed by Eye on Apr 02 2012

This is an exciting story with lots of action. Boys and girls aged 9 and over would like this book.

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Riffs and Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Erin on Feb 01 2012

Middle-graders and adults who enjoy adventure stories with mythology mixed in will want to give The Flame of Olympus a try.

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