Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer (Rick Riordan's Norse Mythology)
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 barely knows-a man his mother claimed was... show more
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 barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph 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 . . .
Format: Audio CD
Publish date: 2015-10-06
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Edition language: English
This is the first book in the Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard series which is Rick Riordan's series about Norse mythology. Rick Riordan’s books are always such pleasant reads: they have great characters, a lot of humor and some great but crazy storylines about Gods and stuff. This series is ...
Magnus is a homeless orphan who never knew his Father and lost his mother two years prior.His sixteenth birthday has come up and his Uncle Randolph tells him that he is a child of a Norse God.On that same day he is confronted by a fire giant named Surt who wants to claim a sword known as "Sumarbrand...
Was a fun book to listen to with my son. The narrator wasn't great but we still enjoyed the story and will probably continue with the series. I didn't enjoy these characters nearly as much as I've enjoyed the Percy Jackson or Kane Chronicles folks but maybe they'll grow on us.
I have read a lot of Rick Riordan this year. I loved the Percy Jackson series, really liked the Heroes of Olympus series, thought the Kane Chronicles where alright, and was nervous about this series. From the first book though I think that was unnecessary. I really enjoyed these characters and being...
Maybe you're thinking, Oh, Magnus, you didn't really die. Otherwise you couldn't be narrating this story. You just came close. Then you were miraculously rescued, blah, blah, blah. Nope. I actually died. One hundred percent: guts impaled, vital organs burned, head smacked into a frozen river from ...