Pegasus and the Flame

Pegasus and the FlameEDIT Review here I came into this book expecting it to be either mediocre or bad It s somewhere in between the two.This is yet another mediocre Percy Jackson cash in series involving Roman mythology Sorry to rain on your parade, Kate O Hearn, but Uncle Rick beat you to it with The Heroes of Olympus series Oh wait This book doesn t even deserve to be compared to the epicness that is Heroes of Olympus.Let s start with characters.Emily Emily is our protagonist Her main personality trait is sadness about her mother s death, but that goes away after the action starts And I m not really sure if that s even a trait I guess she sdetermined The point is, she s pretty bland view spoiler I spotted the Daughter of Vesta twist near immediately, and when the reveal finally happened, they never explained anything Is she a demigod Was their a previous Flame of Olympus before she was born How does this work with her mom hide spoiler I was really excited about this book Like, really excited But as I am beginning to realize, Pegasus or unicorns, as the case may be does not guarantee a good book As a side note, I once was really excited for a book about killer unicorns that turned out to be really lame This book totally killed its potential, let s see, right about the time I read the sentence starting with a dependent clause Eye twitch No, actually, I kinda lost interest with the prologue Like Ranger s Apprentice, this one tried to start out all badass and stuff, like, Oh no, there s war in Olympus and the gods simply can t win on their own Which sometimes happens, even to godsexcept this time, the focus was on some nobody who wanted to steal Pegasus in the midst of the fighting These things also happen, but, uh, there s already a perfectly good thief trickster god in the Roman pantheon, name of Mercury, and, oh shit, it seems that the author has conveniently killed him off so people like me can t put up their hands and say, But, but Already annoyed by that.Then, and I quote, Somehow the gods are capable not only of being wounded, but dying as well, while their enemies are conveniently untouchable except for this one time when Diana uses her dead brother s spear to wound one of them, but that was just a fluke, ya ll I HATE somehow explanations The gods can die Fine, that s shaking things up a little But don t put me off with somehows, because that s just the author s excuse for not figuring her shit out ahead of time Somehow the gods are dying Not sure how yet, but I ll figure it out eventually Don t worry your pretty little head, Reader In fact, there are so many somehows in this book that by the time I was 100 pages in, I was no longer entirely sure that the author knew what her characters were doing AT ALL Somehow the main character knows what Pegasus is thinking Well, great How Mind meld The eyes are the windows of the soul Pegasus can project his thoughts No, it s somehow again.So I said somehow I ll just have to live on without knowing how this book ends. A Young Girl, A Winged Horse, And An Olympian War Make For An Adventurous Start To An Exciting TrilogyWhen 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 DeathAlong 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 So, um, every child should read this..every teen should read this..every PERSON SHOULD READ THIS.At the time, I was an innocent child who hadn t been introduced to smexy hot romance books.What did my small mind latch on to because I didn t know that romance existed Mythology.So if you re a geek like me who loves all that gods and Hades and Persephone story shit, this is the one for you Here comes this small girl, Emily I know, not much of a fetus compared to me, but you gotta realize that this girl is AWESOME And then..the horse of every child s dreams.presentingTHE UNICORN WITHOUT A HORN cough Um.yeah, it s just Pegasusta da And this amazing duo create a wonderful story that my mind has already forgotten since I m an old fart compared to this girl, but those are the details This book was amazing and will leave you crazy for the second so definitely try it out Percy Jackson fans will be happy to learn that there s a new set of Olympians in town Originally published in the UK, Kate O Hearn s Pegasus trilogy is coming to the US Released just last month was the first book, THE FLAME OF OLYMPUS.Written in the third point of view, the narration flips back and forth between Paelen, a thief god, and Emily, a young New Yorker Paelen attempted to steal Pegasus bridle during a battle between the Olympians and Nirads and ended up zapped to present time Emily found Pegasus injured on her roof and a group of men in black found Paelen with the bridle But both Pegasus and the bridle are needed to save Olympus.No adventure is complete if the ragtag band of heroes isn t likeable Emily and her classmate Joel are resourceful children willing to work hard to protect their friends Joel may need to learn to control his temper, but Emily is already skilled at doing the right thing even when its hard Paelen could take a few lessons from her He begins the story a coward, but begins to change as he figures out what truly gets you respect On the thief scale of one to Eugenides, he s certainly no Eugenides, but he grows on you All considered, it s easy to root for their victory over the Nirads and cruel secret agent goons.THE FLAME OF OLYMPUS might be inappropriate for some younger readers due to the number of deaths, at least one of which is fairly gruesome, and brief scenes of torture It s nothing I didn t read at that age, but I try to note these things for those with sensitive children.Young mythology fans will enjoy THE FLAME OF OLYMPUS and eagerly wait for the rest of the series to be released stateside And it does not fall into my series pet peeve THE FLAME OF OLYMPUS tells a complete story, although there are threads left dangling to be addressed in the next book. Overall, I felt a bit frustrated by this book I really wanted to LOVE it, and while I did enjoy it in parts, I kept feeling like it needed MORE Even by the end I couldn t quite work out quite what age it was supposed to be pitched at the language was a little juvenile for it to be YA, but the premise, the age of the protagonist and the interrogation torture scenes, whilst not being overly grim, made me feel like it was a little old for 9 12s.I couldn t really get a handle on the writing style at first the prologue had me wincing all the way through but as the plot started to grab me I began to notice it less Or, perhaps, it got smoother I m not entirely sure I also found some of the dialogue a little wordy not Diana, who would use a formal register, but once or twice Joel s speech jumped out at me I also found the Pegs nickname extremely irritating, but I can see a 13 year old coming up with a nickname along those lines, so I tried to let it slide I found the ending a little problematic in that Emily s rebirth healed her leg injury I was thinking that a protagonist with war wounds pitched to young girls was a really interesting choice, but then we hit the reset button The main character, Emily, was sweet and likeable enough and seemed to have a good, sensible head on her shoulders going to fetch Joel for help, suggesting the glue instead of stitching, and executing the hair dye disguise, etc The plot moved at a good pace, despite being utterly predictable, but I enjoyed the small detours around New York City, like the carriage horses scene I enjoyed the way in which the characters began to slowly form a team, and start to trust one another I felt like the setup was good, but would have preferred a little time on Mount Olympus the ending felt a bit rushed.In conclusion, I wish the author had a smoother style and had been brave enough to go off the beaten path in terms of the setup conflict resolutions which happened I will probably read the sequels anyway, and hope for the best. I read this book a while ago and it was pretty good. 4 StarsI liked this book but did not really did fall in love with it if that makes sense I have read many fantasy and fiction books, but this one was really different I liked the characters and the writing and story line It was not what I excepted I just don t understand why Emily could get away with having a flying horse at her dad s apartment so long I would think that she would get caught sooner or later and how the horse stays with her at the apartment I would think that people would see Pegasus on the roof I am really curious on what will happen in the rest of the series. Better review to come, this book deserves it.Also, are you a Pegasus fan This is the group for you Okaythis is a children s book It is for people 8 and up It is not complex It is not deep It is not adult fiction It isn t even YA fiction It is not as complicated nor as deep as Harry Potter or Percy Jackson It is perfect for the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grade set With that being said, I am an adult and I read it after my 9 year old daughter I wanted to see what was in it I don t read many of her books but this one held my attention and I wanted to know what happened I will read the next three books not yet released in USI am awaiting a set from UK Ebay and my daughter can t wait to get them I can see where as an adult I could find fault with some of the characters, some of the bad guys and some of the conclusions Neil Gaiman Neverwhere is a little MY style and so is The Veil of Gold by Kim Wilkins Remember it is children s literature and is listed as 8 and up If you have a young daughter child who isn t ready for Percy like Harry Potter, Percy increases in difficulty and situation she will love this book Boys will enjoy it too if they are not hung up on the female lead She has a male side kick and another main character, Paelen, is male It is a great introduction into the Roman Gods The lead of Pegasus is wonderful I will be interested to see how if there is any difference in the US published version from the UK version I do have to admitthe publisher needs a better proof reader

She started her career in the fashion industry, spending several years working in the showroom of a large accessory firm in New York, then top management at the Calvin Klein corporation and then to Oleg Cassini in Toronto Canada From there she moved into film and television and finally into writing books There is a wonderful song that I feel best describes me I was born under a wandering star

[EPUB] ✺ Pegasus and the Flame ✽ Kate O'Hearn –
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  • Pegasus and the Flame
  • Kate O'Hearn
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • 9781442444119

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