The Flame of Olympus (Pegasus)

By Kate O'Hearn

A younger woman, a winged horse, and an Olympian struggle make for an adventurous begin to a thrilling trilogy.

When Pegasus crashes onto a big apple roof in the course of a poor typhoon, thirteen-year-old Emily’s existence alterations without end. without notice allied with a winged horse she’d continually idea used to be legendary, Emily is thrust into the heart of a fierce conflict among the Roman gods and a terrifying race of multiarmed stone warriors referred to as the Nirads. Emily needs to staff up with a thief named Paelen, the goddess Diana, and a mortal boy named Joel in an effort to go back Pegasus to Olympus and rescue the gods from a definite death.

Along the way in which, Emily and her partners will struggle monsters, run from a central authority service provider that's ready to dissect Pegasus, or even fly above the long island skyline—all as a part of a quest to avoid wasting Olympus prior to the Olympic flame burns out.

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Pegasus shrieked. The horses panicked. Wild with terror, they began to stampede. They raced over the collapsed door and overwhelmed the Nirads underneath. with no obstacle for his or her fallen warriors, different Nirads sprang ahead and attempted to strength their well past the charging horses. ‘Pegasus, cross! ’ Steve shouted. ‘Go now! ’ Emily felt the carriage jerk ahead as Pegasus began to run. a number of Nirads fought to climb over the terrified horses and cost in the direction of them. considered one of them leaped within the air, omitted the pinnacle of the panicking horses and landed at the aspect of the carriage. whereas palms clung to the carriage, the opposite reached for Emily and began to drag at her hair. Emily screamed clawing on the heavy muscled palms because the Nirad drew her nearer. Joel reacted immediately. He went for the Nirad’s eyes. however the Nirad fought again. It published considered one of its hands protecting directly to the carriage and swung at Joel, knocking him again with a brutal blow simply as Diana raised her spear and lunged ahead. whilst the golden tip struck the Nirad’s uncovered chest, it published Emily and howled in ache, then fell clear of the carriage. ‘Hang on! ’ Emily’s father cried as they approached the collapsed door. Pegasus charged up the steel door. The carriage instantly undefined. With the 2 Nirads nonetheless trapped underneath it, the damaged door labored as a ramp. The carriage sailed off the top and flew numerous metres into the air. every person screamed. The carriage crashed all the way down to the floor. even supposing the occupants have been tossed all the way down to the ground, in some way the carriage remained upright. with no pausing, Pegasus sprang ahead at complete pace alongside fiftieth road. Emily struggled to climb again up within the seat. She peered again to the livery sturdy and gasped. extra Nirads have been charging ahead, elevating their 4 fingers in danger and howling with rage at wasting them. They neglected the panicked horses as they targeting chasing the carriage. ‘Go, Pegs, cross! ’ Emily screamed. Emily used to be in simple terms capable of count number to 12 earlier than she misplaced music of ways many Nirads have been following them. With the 2 nonetheless less than the door, that made at the least fourteen Nirads in big apple urban, all looking them. ‘Emily, are you very well? ’ Diana anxiously checked Emily for clean cuts. ‘Did they wound you? ’ Emily shook her head and gingerly prodded her painful scalp. ‘No, I’m wonderful. yet i feel I’m going to have a bald patch the place that factor ripped out my hair. ’ ‘That’s nothing,’ Joel complained, clutching his facet. ‘I imagine I’ve bought damaged ribs! these Nirads fairly pack a punch. ’ ‘They bested Hercules,’ Diana defined. ‘It is not surprising that they need to defeat you. ’ After a number of extra blocks, Pegasus slowed to a trot. a number of blocks later and he stopped thoroughly. every body climbed shakily out of the carriage. Emily limped as much as Pegasus and stroked his muzzle. ‘Are you very well, Pegs? ’ The stallion’s eyes have been broad and brilliant with worry as his nostrils remained flared. He lightly nuzzled her neck. ‘That was once too close,’ Joel acknowledged as Steve inspected the carriage for harm.

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