The Flame of Olympus (Pegasus, #1)
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The Flame of Olympus (Pegasus #1)

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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 Ro...more
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Published May 22nd 2012 by Aladdin (first published February 1st 2011)
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Searching my way through the Barnes and noble book shelves, I didn't expect to find Pegasus: The flame of Olympus. I was intrigued by the beautiful cover art and what I read from the inside flap. Another thing that caught my attention was the praise from bestseller Rick Rick Riordian. Now I never been fond of authors giving praises to another author, but for some reason I trusted Rick Riordian's praise because I am such a huge fan of his books series and I love Greek and Roman mythology.

Now str...more
Amy
Okay...this 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...more
Liviania
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. Emil...more
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Sam
I couldn't get into this one. I gave it a good go and it wasn't thrilling enough for me to keep going. There's nothing wrong with the writing, I just wasn't invested in the characters and didn't feel the need to go on to find out what happens next.
Brenna
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, th...more
Kimberly
I didn't quite enjoy Pegasus.

I thought it was juvenile, inaccurate with its facts about Olympus and the Olympians, and there was way too much action and talking, not enough self-reflection on any of the characters' parts.

If I had to choose one character that I actually liked, it would be Paelen. I quite admired his character development and quirkiness. His character, if not predictable, was cute.

Other than that? Ehh. Joe was an OK character, but the whole CRU thing chasing them? I really wasnt i...more
JPR™
Good book. Not as good as Percy Jackson but still a nice read. 3.5 stars
Justin
Pegasus: The Flame of Olympus was such an enjoyable book. It honestly felt more like a middle grade than a young adult, even though every label I could find listed it as young adult. I love Greek/Roman mythology so even from the Prologue I was hooked. Kate did a very good job at taking mythology and putting a very interesting twist on it.

I'm sure most of you know at least some Greek/Roman mythology. This book includes a lot of characters from mythology such as Jupiter, Pegasus, Neptune, Hercules...more
Lynn Worton
When a severely injured Pegasus crashes on to her roof during a storm, 13-year-old Emily Jacobs cannot believe her eyes. Pegasus has been sent on a quest to find Vesta's Flame. Can Emily help Pegasus with his quest in time to save Olympus from destruction?

This is a fantastic book! From the first page, I was swept into the action.
Olympus has been invaded by a virtually indestructible foe. Pegasus has been given a mission to find Vesta's Flame, but things go awry when Paelen accidentally causes Pe...more
Melissa Sodano
A great book that leaves me wanting more without any of that cliffhanger nonsense. This story begins when an epic storm hits New York City, putting the city in a state of blackout. Emily, a young girl, is home alone while her police officer father tries to restore the city to its usual state. When a strange lightning strike compels Emily to go to the roof of her building, she discovers Pegasus, injured and immobile in her recently deceased mother's garden. Being a caring child, she wants to help...more
Mandy Chan
This book is fantastic. When a bright beautiful wing stallion crashes to the roof in the middle of the storm who blacks out New York City, 13 years old Emily life's become's a big part of the legend. While Emily toke care of the stallion from olympics, Pegasus from his wound she also called up her classmate Joel to help out because of his be love of studying myths especially Pegasus. On there long journey to save Olympics from the monstrous Narids that is taking over the world after they finish...more
Tara Lechanteur
I really enjoyed reading Pegasus and the flame. It was an interesting take on the Roman myths and I will definitely want to read it again.

I did have a few qualms though. One, that it was far too short and so it seemed like the story was hurried in order to finish within a set amount of time. It made the story far less believable since the friendships became so steadfast so quickly despite the characters having issues.

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Kim McGee
Just when you think that Rick Riordan has all the kids reading his wonderful multiple series involving Greek mythology comes a new author to pick up the classic baton. Pegasus breathes new life into the old myths and anyone who enjoys a good adventure involving mythological beings will whip through this new series faster than you can say take me away to Mercury's sandals. During a violent thunderstorm in New York City young Emily is alone and dealing with her fears when there is a horrific thump...more
Katie
I wasn't all that impressed. It was amusing, I guess, but really predictable. It also annoyed me a bit that just about every character was shocked and just "couldn't believe it!" when they saw Pegasus, and then two sentences later they are willing to put everything on the line to help. Seriously, this was the reaction of EVERY character. Only one character decided the story was too fantastic and she couldn't handle the adventure. The rest took about two seconds to decide nothing but Pegasus matt...more
Carina Zepeda
Pegasus crashes onto Emily's apartment she then tries helping him but Pegasus is too hurt.So she gets Joel to help her since he is always drawing Pegasus.Everyone then finds out about Pegasus.Emily,Joel,and Pegasus have to run away.But first they have to meet Emily's father,on their way they meet Diana and they all have to save Olympus.A government agency captures them and only Paelen can help them escape since he can change sizes and can fit anywhere.My favorite character was Paelen. Joel was a...more
Elea
One day, Emily heard a thud on the roof and at the same time, the storm was getting louder. After seeing Pegasus, her life changes forever, but there is one problem. Monsters called Nirads are tracking down Pegasus and trying to kill him nothing can kill the Nirads but only Pegasus's Golden Hooves can slow them down and Pegasus's Golden Bridle that can kill the Nirads for sure but it is stolen. Along the way, The Great Diana was sent by Jupiter to help Pegasus on his mission though she doesn't k...more
Brianna Wilshusen
When I began to read this book I was not sure if I would like it very much. I usually have trouble reading juvenile fiction. However, once I began I just couldn't put it down! Pegasus: The Flame of Olympus is very intense and action filled. I have long been fascinated by Greek myths, and though the author used the roman version of these myths, I was entranced. Horses have always been my favorite animal and Pegasus has always been my favorite mythical creature, and reading this book really made e...more
Jenn
This book started out good and I liked it but then when the CRU got involved it took a darker turn. All the talk about torture to get answers totally turned me off. I couldn't even finish the book as I just didn't want to go any further
Noa Merry
The fictional book, Pegasus and the Flame, by Kate O'Hearn illustrates a story about a girl named Emily, her unexpected friend named Joel, and the not so fake legend, Pegasus. Nirads are invading Olympus and while fighting, the thief Paelen and Pegasus get struck by lightning. Pegasus lands on Emily's roof and instantly she helps the injured animal along with the help of Joel. With a secret government agency and Nirads on their tail they go on an adventure to save Olympus and the gods.

My favorit...more
Kai
I happened to see this book from a local bookstore only I happened to see this one in a second hand book store just luck.

I must say I really like O'Hearn's writing and the mystery why Pegasus stumbled to the home of a thirteen year old girl named Emily. Then again I must say I was much heartbroken when the book reveals how humans mistreated horses the same feeling I have for other animals. Not only the enemies are the Nirads the Olympians worried but also the Central Research Unit shorten to CRU...more
Keidy
I'm going to give this book a lot of slack because it's targeted to young readers. Now I'm not saying that I believe in dumbing things down for kids or anything like that. But that being said, I KNOW if I was reading this as a little girl I would have ADORED this story. It's a popcorn book plain and simple. What is it that has girls so enthralled by horses? It's a great guilty pleasure that most girls share and the author takes full advantage of that. And a horse with wings?! Awesome sauce!!! Th...more
Karen Campbell
This one of the best books I have ever read and I just got down with the 3 book n so far this series is getting better n better which is really good because sometimes when the 2 book comes out it is just not as good as the 1 book but I can say so far this is like a race were the start is nice and good n u think in the next part of the race it will get worse but in this one race it is getting better n in the 3 part it is even better so in my words I would have 2 say that when I read the 4 book th...more
Michelle Mulkern
I could not put it down!
C.C. Thomas
You must completely suspend belief to read this. The plot is unbelievable; the characters aren't realistic at all; and, the dialogue is stilted and false. Yet, slowly, I started to enjoy it. By the last page, I thought I'd give #2 in the series a try. Maybe.

Emily's life isn't great to begin with. Her mother passed away two years ago and her father is largely absent. It goes from bad to worse when a winged horse crashes onto her roof in New York City during a thunderstorm. (A warning here: beware...more
Angie
Synopsis: "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 D
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Michael Blackmore
Really more like two and a half stars. I have to admit it took me a long while to actually get into the book. It wasn't almost until the second half it started to come together enough for me to enjoy it. We start with an unstoppable threat to Olympus wrecking it and pretty much destroying everyone seemingly. And then we flip to earth and a young girl, Emily, meeting Pegasus. The large part of the book is difficult because you simply don't know what is going on because Pegasus can't communicate w...more
Cecilie
Hmm, in between 3 and 4 stars I think...Whatever I'll just give it 4 stars, since I can't really give it 3.5 on goodreads.

This book tells the story of Emily who is thrown into a world full of Roman myths and all of that. Since I love greek and Roman mythology and stuff like that, this sounded like a book I would enjoy, and I definitely did. It was just so full of Action and I really liked that.

The gods were written about more humanlike then I am used to from my beloved Percy Jackson series. The...more
Rachel

This book is amazing! I really can't say much more than that. I LOVED it! Even though it might look more like a middle-grade novel, I'm sure all ages could read and enjoy it as much as I did! It had a brilliant, unusual storyline, outstanding and individual characters and everything was perfectly executed and tied in very cleverly. I managed to finish it after only a few hours because it was that good!

If I could give more than five stars, I would! I honestly don't get why this book's affected me...more
Mara
Cover Blurb: I do like the cover; it’s well done and interesting. It caught my attention when I first saw it, and of course I picked it up, thinking, This sounds similar to Percy Jackson. Might be good.

What I Liked: Emily is a relatively good protagonist; she thinks quick on her feet and is practical. The rate at which she accepts what’s going on is a little fast, but I’m not going to complain, because a protagonist who insists on denying what’s going on just bogs a story down. Paelen was probab...more
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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.
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