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Pegasus and the Fight for Olympus - Kate O'Hearn

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Genre: Junior Books / Author: Kate O'Hearn / Paperback / 368 Pages / Book is published 2011-07-07 by Hodder Children's Books

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      07.04.2012 14:19
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      Another Pegasus book!

      After reading the first book within the "Pegasus" series of books by author Kate O Hearn, I new it wouldn't be long before my daughter asked for the next instalment, with thankfully my Mum guessing her next want, and getting it for her birthday!

      The next book in the series is called "Pegasus and the fight for Olympus".

      Emily has now become an Olympian herself, after she discovered that she was in fact what Jupiter was looking for after all, that being the "flame", after giving her body over to the Olympus she didn't die like she was expecting, but became an immortal being herself, destined to live forever with her beloved Pegasus, and even her best buddy Joel, who was allowed to stay too due to untold bravery in the human world.

      Her life would be perfect if it wasn't for the fact that her father was being held captive by the dreaded CRU (an underground organisation that was governed by no-one, but who could hunt you down and destroy everything), and now they new about the Olympians and their powers they were not going to give Emily's Dad up without a fight.

      Banned by Jupiter himself from leaving Olympus to head up a search and rescue mission Emily has to go against his wishes to save the only other person she cares for, and maybe risk being extinguished herself.......

      After enjoying the first book so much I was pleased that all of the characters from that book were included within this book, though this does of course mean that the first book will need to be read before attempting this one.

      This book again is full of magic and mythology, with this being as much a learning curve as a fantastic book to read.

      There are few new characters brought into the mix, with my favourite one being Cupid, an egotistical creature, who is in fact much more powerful and substantial a character than we are led to believe, he is not just a flying man wearing a nappy!

      He believes himself a little in love with Emily, and (infuriatingly to Joel and Paelen, who both are a little in love with Emily too!) is constantly butting heads with the boys to get Emily's attentions, though I did enjoy seeing his character change somewhat throughout the book from lover, not fighter, to an almost half decent man with some integrity!

      There is plenty of humour within the book alongside the fights an at times death (though always tastefully done, this is a child's book after all!), my favourite part again containing Cupid, who has the ability of making people fall in love, but to help him and his friends escape, he has to make a man fall in love with him to aid their escape, though unfortunately (and this fact isn't made known until after the fact!) this is an irreversible spell, so Cupid finds he has a love sick puppy following him around!

      The book is fun to read and easy to follow, and though does at time deal with some adult subjects, is all written sensitively and in such a way my daughter (who is ten) felt she wasn't being overloaded with information.

      From my point of view I felt it was a fun and exciting book to read, with there being plenty of mythology included, and a few new mythological creatures to add the Kaitlins lessons!

      I really enjoyed this book, with it being as fast paced as the original, there is a third book in the series and now can't wait to get this one too! Recommended!

      This has a RRP of £5.99, but can be purchased for less via www.amazon.co.uk

      Thanks for reading x

      ISBN 978-0-340-99741-3

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