“ Author: Kate O'Hearn / Format: Paperback / Date of publication: 02 February 2012 / Genre: Children's Fantasy & Magical Realism / Publisher: Hachette Children's Books / Title: Pegasus and the New Olympians / ISBN 13: 9781444907513 / ISBN 10: 1444907513 „
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After reading the first two books within this series, I was determined to see it through to it's conclusion....even if it meant having to buy the book myself (my daughter refused, even though it will end up in her room!).
The book in question is "Pegasus and the new Olympians" by Kate O Hearn.
Emily, her father and her best friend/ love interest are living happily and safely on Olympus, far away from Earth, but content in the knowledge that they have saved Earth from certain destruction from the Nirads (Olympus's first ever enemies, though mistakenly so!).
All is well until unconfirmed reports of a super speed racing horse comes to the attention of Jupiter, after a little investigating it soon becomes apparent that the dreaded "CRU" on earth may have taken more than just the dignity of the Olympians they held in their facilities, but when a so called thief with super human strength is reported, and looking suspiciously like fellow Olympian Paelan, Jupiter states only one way of riding the world of such abominations.....by destroying Earth!
Will Emily stand by and watched her beloved Jupiter destroy her beloved planet?
The synopsis actually sounds a bit better than the book was, as compare to the last two books this seemed much slower in getting going, with the first third of the book seemingly about whether or not to actually do anything!
I found the concept of the book quite clever though, mingling together the concept of the ancient world of Olympus with the current Earth, and all the sciences and technology of the age, including the method of cloning, which from the synopsis you have probably gathered is a large part of the book.
These books have always appealed to me, not just because of how readable they are to me as an adult (supposedly!) but also of how full of information they are to a child, all wrapped up in a mystical read, my daughter has always loved reading and learning, but even she doesn't realise how much of the mythological beings she had learnt about until starting a project on them at school!
They are written in such a way that they are incredibly easy to read, full of action, but age appropriate for a child 10 years and up.
Aside from the slow start the book does eventually get going and is soon quite thrilling, and with this being the last (at the moment anyway!) book in this series, I enjoyed how the so-called loose ends from this and the previous two books were tied up.
Price wise this is currently available at Asda for £4.00, but is also available via www.amazon.co.uk.
For more information on the author visit - www.kateohearn.com
This was quite a good read, that was let down marginally by the slow start but soon gained momentum.
Thanks for reading x