The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase)


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 a man he’s never met–a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man 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…

The world’s foremost expert in bringing ancient stories to life for modern young readers through fast-paced, hilarious, and high-stakes adventure quests turns to Norse mythology for the first time.

The Phoenix’s Perspective

After reading all of the other “gods” series that Riordan has, I was very excited. Riordan was awesome when writing about the Egyptian gods, even better with the Roman, and a wonderful homerun with Percy Jackson and the Greeks. I could only imagine that his attempt with the Norse gods would be just as good.

Would I add it to the library?


Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 9781484746936
Rating:  good

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