The Immortal Fire (Cronus Chronicles)
by Anne Ursu
- Reading level: Ages 9-12
- Lexile Level: 820L
- Hardcover: 528 pages
- Publisher: Atheneum (June 9, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 141690591X
- ISBN-13: 978-1416905912
In the final book of the Cronus Chronicles, cousins Charlotte and Zee are suddenly yoinked from their well deserved rest after their harrowing defeat of Posideon and his arrogant grandson. The entire world is in danger, and it seems that the teens are the only hope! Can they team up with the Prometheans, an ancient brotherhood tasked with protecting mankind from the gods? Or must they find their own way to bring down Mount Olympus before it is too late?
Ursu brings the series to a close with stunning action and a ton of humor. Charlotte and Zee continue to delight and the cast of otherworldly characters are not soon forgotten. Through the series, there is definitely a maturing of the characters and the storyline which should appeal to growing readers. However, the charm of the first book does not quite last all the way to the end of the series and fans of other mythology-meets-modern-day series may feel slightly less enthralled.