Rating: High Four!
Who I'd Recommend to: Fans of Rick Riordan, the Land of Stories (I can't stop thinking about what would happen if Alex from LOS and Emily from Pegasus met), and the Last Dogs series
Synopsis (from Amazon):
Emily and her winged horse, Pegasus, face an ancient challenge of Olympic proportions in this fourth book of an exciting series.
A deadly plague has struck Olympus. While the Olympians fade one by one, Emily’s heart breaks as she watches, particularly when Pegasus begins to slip away. Determined to save him, she embarks on an investigation that takes her back in time to the origins of Olympus and to the deadly battle between the Olympians and the Titans.
In the present, she must face the full force of the CRU. In the past, she must confront Cronus, the father of the gods and leader of the Titans, who is intent on destroying his offspring. When Emily encounters the full power of the flame and a discovery that could change the face of history, will she make the right decisions? And in the race against time to save Pegasus, will Olympus find its true hero?
Anyways, I love Emily's character. Her emotions add to the strength of this story as does her love for Pegasus. Every new page I read, I become more and more curious as to what other secrets Emily contains. Her stubborn quality is enjoyable to read, too. Joel and Paelen's characters weren't as apparent in this book, but I still loved hearing their lines, even if it felt more as side characters to me. Riza... was complicated. I get how she was used almost as foreshadowing, but there are times when I thought she could of been done without. Huh. Agent B was brilliant, and I liked how O'Hearn added Agent T (Tom) and Alexis back in.
The concept of this story is incredible. In some ways, I love this series more than Riordan's books because of the creative twists to Roman mythology. O'Hearn took the Roman gods, the idea of Olympus, and created something completely new and ingenious. This series is worth reading for just that and has given me a lot of respect to what the author is trying to accomplish. Every addition to the story seems to slide in perfectly and works beautifully, even if it's not very believable. The plot was well executed and kept suspense and mystery up, and my brother loved the battle scenes. I would recommend this book, as well as the series, to pretty much everyone, but with a caution that there are a lot of editing mistakes that take away from the story, if only slightly.