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Pegasus and the Origins of Olympus (Pegasus #4)

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A deadly plague is causing the Olympians to fade one by one.As Emily watches Pegasus slip away she is determined to save him and embarks on a quest that takes her back in time to the deadly war between the Olympians and the Titans.
In the race to save Pegasus, will Olympus find its true Hero? it's time for the original battle to be fought once again...
Paperback, 376 pages
Published 2012 by Hachette Children's Books
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Alex (Lexie)
Dec 07, 2012 Alex (Lexie) rated it really liked it
Recommended to Alex (Lexie) by: JPR™
First half... WHAT. THE. I hate JP for making me read this book... Just saying cause he knows that I'll end up crying because of this book. >:( Isn't he so mean?

First off, Emily finally discovered what she really is. (view spoiler) I alway
Gracie Covington
Apr 14, 2014 Gracie Covington rated it it was amazing
They HAVE to make a number 5!!!!!
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Και κάπου εδώ, μετά από μια μέτρια εισαγωγή και δύο πολύ καλές συνέχειες, η συγγραφέας έρχεται να μας τα χαλάσει. Βασικά, δεν είμαι σίγουρη τι πήγε στραβά. Οι πρωταγωνιστικοί χαρακτήρες φαντάζουν αλλοιωμένοι... Η πλοκή μπάζει από παντού με αποτέλεσμα να δημιουργούνται δεκάδες ερωτήματα που μένουν τελικά αναπάντητα, ενώ καταφεύγουμε σε λύσεις που όχι μόνο δεν έχουν λογική, αλλά σε κάνουν να πιστεύεις πως απλά έγραψε ό,τι της κατέβηκε πρώτο στο κεφάλι. Βεβιασμένο σενάριο που δεν έχει γερές βάσεις, ...more
Nov 29, 2015 Julia rated it did not like it
Before reading I recommend that you have read the previous books in the Pegasus series to avoid spoilers.
In this book Pegasus and Emily find themselves facing another danger - the Olympians are dying. It's only a matter of time before it kills all of them so they must act fast before it's too late.
Overall, the plot was okay but it lacked the original spark that the previous books held in the series. The entire book itself seemed rushed and put together hastily rather than taking their time with
Oct 16, 2012 Alex rated it it was amazing
It was a good idea to bring Emily to the past to destroy the weapon that is killing the Olympians and fight the Titan war.The idea of bring a mortal was good too. I thought that it was sad to make Emily's friends forget their memory. If there is an other book from the Pegasus series I will gladly read it.
Fiona  Bainbridge
May 07, 2014 Fiona Bainbridge rated it it was amazing
A lovely story, hope there is another one!
Jun 13, 2014 Pip rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: mythology lovers, fantasy readers
Emily and Pegasus have returned in an mind-blowing tale that will capture your attention and steal your heart.

When an ancient world is rediscovered by the Olympians, everything they thought they knew about the Flame suddenly changes and Emily unearths a part of herself that she never imagined existed. While she is terrified of losing herself, an unknown weapon attacks Olympus and starts to subject her friends to a slow and agonising death. In a moment of realisation, Emily knows what to do - but
Dec 14, 2012 Asavari rated it really liked it
I'm (pleasantly) surprised this series is still staying so strong even at 4 books, it started great but I wouldn't of expected it to maintain that level at this length, so applause for that. I was totally cool with the way the plot was heading until the time travel part, it seemed quite interesting. Time travel in fiction tends to irk me out, and this was no exception but it did work out well, it still maintained a bit of irkiness, but it was ok. Is it just me or did Paelen liking Emily seem a ...more
Pegasus and the Origins of Olympus is a good book. It is about a girl, Emily, who discovers she is the flame of Olympus and saved it from destruction. She goes then to live at Olympus with her beloved Pegasus and Zeus and the other Olympians. Never had Olympians ever grown old or gotten sick, so no one knows what to do when the Olympians fall ill, one after another. Emily starts to worry about what will happen and what caused it. When Pegasus starts to show that he has caught the illness, Emily ...more
Dec 06, 2012 Twinkle rated it it was amazing
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Jul 20, 2015 Yamielovesbooks rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
OMG!!!!!!!!7398213827@@@##$$$$####8883945834 ok i LOVE everything about this book the idea and yea!!! But Im here to talk about joel and emily.....they are bae!!! but come on!!! Finally, when emily and joel confess about loving each other kate o hearn decides to make joel forget about that lovely moment. LIKE WHAT!!!!!!!! YO!!! YOU DONT MESS WITH NEW YORKERS!!!!!!! WE DONT PLAY GAMES!!! WHEN LOVE COMES.....LOVE COMES!!! but, i am on the long TiyRING journey that hopefully will lead me to joel ...more
Emily ~Havensong~ (Jack be lethal, Jack be slick)
I loved it so much! There were a few parts were I wanted to fling the darn thing across the room (view spoiler), but most of the time I was smiling or laughing my head off! I really felt like I was in the book!
Sep 22, 2013 Enidlemonkoala rated it really liked it
Really loved this book as I've said in a past review I love books on mythology and I love this authors book on roman mythology. its great how there's the Greek and titan links in there and there is the titan which are also great:)
Mar 02, 2015 Clara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was so fun to read! At the end a little sad with Joel and Emily situation, other than that it was amazing! I want to know if there will be another!
Music Girl
I love this book very much. Now I am waiting for the next book
Oct 18, 2016 Talab rated it it was amazing
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Oct 27, 2016 Erika rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book and I recommend it for people who liked the first 3 books of the series, those who like adventure, roman and greek myths, and especially, Pegasus.
Emily P.
Dec 02, 2016 Emily P. rated it it was ok
Too deep. I can't like this series anymore because it just got too detailed and I will not finish the series.
Maddy Martin
I really enjoyed the plot (except for that "romance," but we'll get to that later). The writing was... not so great. I was cringing at times. I looked back at the other books and it was good. Much better than this anyway. What happened? (You should know by know. Spoilers ahead. If your not planning on reading this than I implore you to read on and laugh at my rambling).Regardless, I sill love Paelen (Ugh Paelen D:). I feel like she should have revealed that it would bring them back later on in ...more
Michelle Bi
Nov 03, 2016 Michelle Bi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs, greek-mythology
I really love all the emotions in this book. When Pegs dies, there was SO much emotion, so I cried all 10 times I read this book. I would tell anyone in this world to read it. There is a mix of Greek mythology and science fiction. Also, you would NEVER get bored of it. I really, really love this book.
Lynn Worton
Oct 19, 2015 Lynn Worton rated it it was amazing

This is the fourth book in the Pegasus Series. I absolutely LOVED it!

Emily is The Flame of Olympus. She thought she was an ordinary girl, but she is very special. She is a fantastic character, who has faced many challenges in the previous books and triumphed. When her beloved Olympians become ill, she embarks on her biggest adventure yet.

I have a soft spot for Emily and Pegasus, and when I heard that this book was due for release, I immediately pre-ordered it! This is a fantastic adventu
Kylie Baker
Feb 06, 2016 Kylie Baker rated it it was ok
Two words:
Not impressed.

I enjoyed the first three books and was so relieved when the fourth one finally came out in paperback. The first three were excellent, with relatable characters and awesome and creative storylines. Not in the case of this one. I was a little annoyed when Emily was revealed to be an Olympian at the end of the first book, but I got over it because, hey, it's okay if the main protagonist has a little bit of power, right?

Then, Kate O'hearn had to take it even further and make
Feb 09, 2015 Alisal rated it it was amazing
Pegasus and the origins of the Olympus is the 4th book of the pegasus series and is awesome! If you want to read something that includes action, fantasy, humour, mythology and just a tiny tiny little bit of romance this defiantly IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!!!

Brief description
Emily finally can finally have some peace where she can enjoy her time in Olympus with her best buds and her dad. She is in control of her powers and everything is perfect. But perfect only last for a little while. Suddenly the god
Dec 31, 2014 Paige rated it it was amazing
I loved this book sooooo much. I was surprised at my self because I thought that being a year since I have read the books I would have forgotten everything. Surprisingly I remembered. If I could do half points on goodreads this would have been a 4.95 for me. Here is the reason

- I had trouble believing that Joel and Emily like each other. Joel was barely around. I know that some people think that if there is too much romance it kind of over powers. I think that if you have enough it is believable
Jul 15, 2014 Jonesy_laaa rated it really liked it
The series has got better and better and I never thought I would say that after the first book.

But this novel sees Emily on a Bildungsroman journey of discovery and she finds out something she didn't know existed.

This is achieved with o'Hearn using the concept of time travel and indulging back through history to understand what is going on. And this only grips the readers further into the novel and also the plot.

As I learnt while studying History at University, you need to understand the past
Oct 10, 2015 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
So out of all the books Pegasus books I think this one was probably my favourite... The last three are mostly based on earth and CRU and that's great and all but this one is amazing. The Xan and the beginning world and the learning of the legends of the legends (the fairy tales of the gods) and the war of the gods and titans AND of course I can't forget the time travel... So well it was all pretty cool.

I was a bit reluctant at first to read this 4th and final book because the first three was ok
An Ember In The Ashes
A high flying, soaring mythical adventure. In Olympus all seems lost as a deadly plague hits killing all the olympians. Will Emily find her true self, or is she just matter built up, like claimed? I bought this book on Dec. 5, 3 days after it came out, I was dying those 3 days. I read this book in less then 3 days. It's hard not to when your sweeped by the love and emotion between girl, and horse (Oops don't tell Emily or Pegasus I said Horse.) But, as olympians are dying can she save Pegasus, ...more
Tatiana Leon
This book was so hard to put down, and this was just Wow! AND AMAZing.
Kate O'Hearn is able to capture your mind with this book, a few characters are introduced, they are Brue, Vulcan, Stella, Riza and a few others.
Guess what ?!?!?!
Emily and her father are camly in Olympus, when they discover a new place to discover, but this is not where the adventure begins. Many of the Olympians, including Pegs are aging weird right. But that is not all so many things are revealed in this book, mysteries stil
Ellis Keeffe
Dec 20, 2014 Ellis Keeffe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Origins of olympus book 4 Pegasus Kate O'Hearn

This was a great end of the Pegasus series. Emily and Joel watch as Pegasus and the Olympians slowly start to fade. Crocus Or Saturn the evil titan Lord is in war with his sons Hades, Zeus and Poseidon or Pluto, Jupiter and Neptune. I like that Kate includes some Greek Mythology. A girl Stella lives in the Athens, Greece. The big box contains a stone that ages the Olympians and eventually killed them. The phrase that is still in Emily's head what am
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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.

"There is a wonderful song that I feel best describes me … “I was born under a wandering star
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Other Books in the Series

Pegasus (6 books)
  • The Flame of Olympus  (Pegasus, #1)
  • Pegasus and the Fight for Olympus (Pegasus, #2)
  • Pegasus and the New Olympians (Pegasus, #3)
  • Pegasus and the Rise of the Titans (Pegasus #5)
  • The End of Olympus (Pegasus #6)

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“emerged; each night, after Joel had gone to bed, he would stay up with Emily” 3 likes
“He looked at Pegasus and frowned. ‘You woke me because Emily was having a dream? What about me? I was having my own amazing dream featuring several water nymphs.’ Pegasus whinnied and shoved Paelen. ‘What!’ Paelen cried. ‘Am I not allowed to dream?’ ‘Paelen, please,’ Emily said. ‘Pegasus is trying to tell me something, but I can’t understand him. I think it’s important.’ Paelen concentrated on Pegasus. ‘What is it?’ The stallion nickered several times and shook his head. ‘This is very strange,’ Paelen said. ‘Pegasus says the world you have been describing from your dream is the world you sent him to when you were shot at the CRU facility in the Nevada desert.’ Emily frowned. ‘How? I’ve never been there or even heard about it. Why would I dream of a place I’ve never seen? And why is it always the same dream?’ Pegasus pawed the floor and whinnied softly. Paelen looked shocked. ‘Really? Why have we not heard about this when it concerns Emily?’ ‘What concerns me?’ Emily asked. ‘Apparently after we returned from Earth, Jupiter had some of his people go to the jungle world to explore it. He was curious why your powers would send” 1 likes
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