Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Rating: 5/5 stars
Goodreads Synopsis: 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 . . .
My Thoughts: (I would advise you not to read this if you haven’t read The Sword of Summer) I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it was everyhing I was hoping it to be. It was great to dive into another Rick Riordan book, I love the way he writes and the way he intertwines mythology into the story. I was really excited to read Magnus Chase, especially because it revolves around Norse mythology. I think Rick did a really good job of seperating Magnus’s story from the Percy Jackson or the Heroes of Olympus series. I really enjoyed Magnus as the main character, especially his sarcatic humor. I also liked the bit of diversity that some of the other characters added to the story such as Sam being Arabic-American and Hearth being deaf adding the concept of sign language into the story. I also really liked how Annabeth randomly poped up every now and then and I am really hoping that she’ll be in the next more because I really can never get enough Annabeth! I quite enjoyed the final action scene with Fenris the Wolf, it was definitely a page-turner, I counldn’t even put the book down. Overall I give Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer 5/5 stars and I can’t wait to see what the second book, The Hammer of Thor, coming out next fall has in store!