Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer (Rick Riordan’s Norse Mythology)

Rick Riordan
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .


Reviewed: 2018-12-08


When I started this, I was hoping that when Magnus’ father was revealed, that it wasn’t Odin or Thor because it would be so typical. I had thought maybe it was Loki but then it would also be typical. Thank you, Rick, for my prayers have been answered. It’s nice that Magnus’ father is someone not that very well known, at least to the general public.


I love the humor in this, simply hilarious, I love all the characters. But the ending left me wanting more, what is Loki up to? So, of course, I’m going to read the next book in this trilogy. But first, the Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse World.

Reviewed: 2017-01-15
4.5 stars
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