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Pegasus and the Fight for Olympus (Pegasus #2)

4.37 of 5 stars 4.37  ·  rating details  ·  1,473 ratings  ·  107 reviews
Reborn as the Flame, Emily has saved Olympus from destruction. The Olympic flame now burns strong, and peace has been restored. But not for long ...When the gruesome Nirads begin a new invasion, Emily and her friends become entangled in the conflict as old grudges are unearthed and new enemies are discovered. And all the while, Emily yearns for her father, still a prisoner ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Hodder Children's Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Melina Have you read the first one? Its normally easier to start the second if you read the first. But even I you have, I say just pick it up with an open…moreHave you read the first one? Its normally easier to start the second if you read the first. But even I you have, I say just pick it up with an open mind and just read it for fun! You will be surprised as the story goes on about 50 times. I got this series for Easter and finished the whole series in a week. So, from my mistake, READ IT SLOW! :)(less)
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Hannah
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THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS BUT I WOULD PREFER NOT TO HIDE IT FROM THE LOVELY EYES OF ALL YOU GOODREADERIANS OR WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CALLED! SO IF YOU PLEASE, DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU DO NOT WANT SPOILERS. IF YOU DO, DO NOT COME CRYING TO ME AND ASKING ME TO MAKE YOU UNSEE IT BECAUSE YOU DID NOT READ THIS MILDLY AMUSING PARAGRAPH THAT IS IN ALL CAPITALS! SO ANYWAYS, IF YOU DARE, PROCEED AND READ THE REVIEW >.>

Such a good book! I am in love with this series.
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J. A. Owen
I am thrilled with the conclusion of Kate O’hearn’s second book to her Olympian World. Pegasus: Olympus at War. The second book grew much darker, and the sense of heroism grew bigger. The ending left me with chills without giving any spoilers in this review. I feel this book must be enjoyed without knowing fully the contents within the magical writing and world building. Kate’s world building is becoming stronger and more intense.

There were some scenes in the beginning that were lagging with ide
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Asavari
Jun 08, 2012 Asavari rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like Pegasus and the Flame
Recommended to Asavari by: I read and liked the first one
This is a review for my 1 Year, 100 Books Challenge. For more info visit here

Pegasus and the Fight for Olympus by Kate O'Hearn is the sequel to Pegasus and the Flame and if you haven't read my review for that read it here at http://individualbutnothipster.blogspot.com/2012/01/1-year-100-books-challenge-pegasus-and.html because I don't want to repeat stuff.

The Characters:
Emily - Stayed pretty much the same as she was at the end of Pegasus and the Flame. She's got some new troubles now because of
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Star
It was an ok/good book, but definitely had nothing on the first book.

My first problem: Emily, the supposed main character did practically nothing until the end of the book. The main male characters (paelen,Cupid and Joel) did practically everything, leaving Emily behind because she was "going to atract attention, or "it wasn't safe". I found this very annoying because in the first book was very much the "I can do everything" girl and now shes content with doing nothing. Also, if she's an Olymp
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Christina
Its been six months since Emily sacrificed herself to become the Flame of Olympus, thus saving Olympus from the Nirads. Life is very different for her in Olympus, its like nothing she could ever expect or prepare for. As the flame of Olympus Emily has had some powers bestowed upon her, however learning how to control them without destroying all of Olympus in the process is becoming a challenge. And even though she has Paelen, Joel, and Pegasus not a day goes by she doesn't wish to be able to see ...more
Ebbie_Magic is magic
OMG why did that happen to, I was reading this in class and I was like "no no wait" then it was like "what the fuck! Just happened?"
This book is really great but it was a bit slow to start with but it one of my most liked for the year
Nick Lawler
The characters in this book were Emily, Joel, Paelen, Pegasus, Cupid, Zeus, Dange, Apollo, Diana, Chysaor, the Gorgons, and the Nirads.

Emily is at Olympus training to control her powers so she doesn’t hurt people. One day after she was done training, she heard that there had been another Nirad invasion. She figured that it would be a perfect time to sneak out and find her dad. Emily, Paelen, Joel, Pegasus, and Cupid sneak out of Olympus and travel back to earth. After being hungry, they find an
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Ka
Chances are this book should get all five stars because it was really written for children, not adults. Kate O'Hearn has, in fact, written a whole series of books with Pegasus as one of the main characters. Of course, Pegasus is my passion, so this text was a Mothers Day Gift from a daughter who knows me well. Filled with intriguing personalities and exciting plot lines, this book is perfect for youngsters. I read it in a day, about six hours.

If you have younger readers at home, say fourth throu
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Matilda
This book is the second in the trilogy, where Emily is reborn as the Flame of Olympus, a whole new life in Olympus ready for her. But although in Olympus the sun always shines and it never rains, Emily is unhappy. Her dad is still held prisoner in her world somewhere in New York, where he is the captive of the Central Research Unit (the CRU). With her friends, Joel, Paelen, Pegasus and Cupid, she battles to save Olympus from the dreaded gorgons, who have come to avenge their sister Medusa by tak ...more
Emileigh
Love it! Awesome awesome awesome! :-D
Jasmine
I love this book
Kai
I was in the middle of window shopping when I found this at the secondhand bookstore by just luck. Of course I got so excited I bought it anyway since I wanted to read more about Emily and her adventures. Also I wanted to know what happened to Emily's father, Steve Jacobs, since his fate/location was left unknown.

The story continues on where the first book left off. Only Emily was reborn as the Flame and saved Olympus however her powers are far great she has to learn to control it. She and Joel
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Angie
Synopsis: "Reborn as the Flame, Emily has saved Olympus from destruction. The Olympic flame now burns strong, and peace has been restored. But not for long ...When the gruesome Nirads begin a new invasion, Emily and her friends become entangled in the conflict as old grudges are unearthed and new enemies are discovered. And all the while, Emily yearns for her father, still a prisoner of the sinister CRU, somewhere in New York. Join Emily astride the magnificent winged-stallion, Pegasus, as she e ...more
Keidy
I've read the first book of this series called "Pegasus: The Flame of Olympus" and this first book showed a lot of promise. The lead heroine Emily was a can-do girl and nothing will stop her from protecting what she believed is right and her friends and family. I gave this first book a lot of slack especially with the lack of villain complexity (the villains were very black and white to a cartoony level) and lack of depth in the story and characters as not only is this a first book of a series b ...more
Fence
As I said about the first book, this is a children’s book and is written for its market. Which means that it isn’t too concerned with character twists and darkness, or subverting genres, or any of that sort of thing. Instead it sets out to tell a story, an adventure story with some myth thrown in to the mix.

Emily used to be an ordinary New York school child, but now she is the Flame of Olympus, but her father is still in the hands of the evil CRU and she intends to rescue him, with or without Ju
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Gina (My Precious Blog)
INITIAL THOUGHTS:

A great second book in a new series about Olympus. It definitely rivals Rick Riordian's Percy Jackson Series, though the main character in this series is a girl. This book is positively not lacking in action or suspense. Plenty of battle/fight scenes will keep even the most reluctant readers engaged. I was impressed that even though this is a second book in a series, it still brought a lot to the table. This book continues where the first book left off. I would say it could almo
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Sara Bennett
I'd read several of the author's other books. The first book in this series and another series, about dragons. I'd liked both of them and was happy to pick this one up to try.

Emily found and helped Pegasus when there was a terrible storm caused by Nirads invading Olympus and overcoming the gods. Pegasus opens a whole new, magical world for Emily. In the end she escaped CRU, Nirads, and escaped to Olympus to save the Olympians...by sacrificing herself and becoming the Flame of Olympus.

Now the Nir
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Faith
Simply amazing. I throughly enjoyed this book, probably more than the first one. Readers will embark on a new thrilling adventure, be introduced to new unforgettable characters, and I am definitely not going to forget Emily's new powers. This is a story you will be sure to enjoy. I finished this book with a big smile on my face, can't wait to read the next one!
Tara Lechanteur
Pegasus and the Fight for Olympus is as engaging as its predecessor. The story grips you and takes you along page by page at breath-taking speed and you need never wonder what the point is or when it will get to the good part.

I have similar complaints as with the first book. There is little character development or too much of a rapid change in character to be believable.

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Olivia
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Erica O'Shea
Sophia is completely enamored with this series! Some themes are over her 7-year-old head, but most are not and the characters, the story, and all are on her mind all the time. She won't stop talking about the series and wants to tell the author how much she loves it. Pretty amazing stuff.
Colby L
This book is great. I can't wait to read the third and fourth books in this series. Emily's life is perfect except for one thing. Her father. Steve Jacobs is still being held by the CRU. She wants to go find him but Jupiter will not allow it. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery and fantasy!
Linde
After sacrificing herself to save Olympus and being reborn again, Emily is living in Olympus with the other gods and Paelan. She takes lessons with Vesta, the goddes of fire, to control her fire powers but all the while Emily is miserable. All she wants is to go back to New York and rescue her father from the ruthless CRU. Jupiter, the leader of the gods, won't allow Emily to leave because Nirads are still attacking Olympus. Never the less, Emily with the help of Pegasus, the thief Paelen and he ...more
Michael Blackmore
Oh, liked this one way better than the first volume. The pacing was better and the plot seemed to come together in a much more satisfying way for me. Extra bonus is how things are being explained that I wondered about in the first volume.

Much more optimistic about the next volume now.
Hayley Hawkins
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Julie
Enjoying the continuation of Emily's story. In comparison, this series is not as mystical/magical as the Percy Jackson series, but pretty close to just as readable and enjoyable, in my opinion.
Tomboy/girl
This book is a continued version of the Pegasus series and keeps bringing on new surprises into town while keeping the old ones. Recommended for those who read the first book.
Kris Irvin
Once again, a fantastic, beautiful story that sucks you in and doesn't let go till the final page.

I don't know if the story was *quite* as good as Pegasus and the Flame, but it was still fantastic. I love Pegasus so much. And I thought O'Hearn did a great job of showing how her characters grew up through the story. Particularly Cupid. He starts out as a vapid creepazoid but he gains a LOT of depth in the short amount of pages in the book.

Action packed. Great writing. Fun story. Fantastic chara
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Claire Barnett
AWESOME LOVE THIS BOOK

One of my favorite series and if Rick Rordian likes it then I will love it if you are into Mythology then you will love this.
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Other Books in the Series

Pegasus (5 books)
  • The Flame of Olympus  (Pegasus, #1)
  • Pegasus and the New Olympians (Pegasus, #3)
  • Pegasus and the Origins of Olympus (Pegasus, #4)
  • Pegasus and the Rise of the Titans (Pegasus #5)
The Flame of Olympus  (Pegasus, #1) Pegasus and the New Olympians (Pegasus, #3) Pegasus and the Origins of Olympus (Pegasus, #4) Kira (Shadow of the Dragon, #1) Valkyrie (Valkyrie, #1)

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“Set yourself on fire again I see.” “No, I tripped,” Emily answered, shoving him back. Paelen smiled his crooked smile. “Of course you did; which is why your sandal is charcoal and still smoldering.” In the time they’d spent in Olympus, Emily had really grown to like Paelen.” 6 likes
“Pegasus started to neigh, and Paelen translated. “If anyone should try to steal it from you, Pegasus would defend you, as would Joel and I.” A playful twinkle returned to his eyes. “Of course, should that fail, you could always set yourself on fire again. That would surely scare off any attackers!” “Thanks, Paelen,” Emily teased as she shoved him lightly. Then she patted Pegasus on the neck. “And thank you, Pegs. But I still think we will need to find other clothing.” 4 likes
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