Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Immortal Fire by Anne Ursu

Ursu, Anne The Immortal Fire, 510 p. Atheneum (Simon), 2009. $16.99.

The gods of Mount Olympus seem bent to extracting revenge on Charlotte and Zee for interfering in their business and making Hades and Poseidon look bad. Philonecron has possession of Poseidon’s trident and is creating havoc everywhere he goes – with his ultimate aim to take out Charlotte and to wrest control of Olympus away from the gods. Meanwhile, the Prometheans are trying to keep Charlotte and Zee out of their way, while hiding an even deeper secret. Charlotte and Zee will have to take matters into their own hands in order to save the world – and the danger and excitement are palpable!

At 500 plus pages, this may seem like a hefty tome, but it reads like a dream! While Rick Riordan’s Mount Olympus books may be more popular – Ursu’s are just as good, if for a slightly (but not much) younger audience. Have at ‘'em!

EL, MS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

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