The Sword of Summer
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... 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'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 . . .
Publish date: 2015-10-06
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
I enjoy these books. They're mindless reads that can actually inform you about history and mythology you wouldn't normally learn about. But Magnus seems to be a blonde Percy Jackson. And nobody can be Percy but Percy. Them's just the facts.
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...
The Scandinavian in me wanted to love this book. The avid reading in me just couldn't love this book, which is a little sad because I adore Percy Jackson and his friends. Character names and places are different but the story really isn't. Magnus is just a Percy Jackson/Jason Grace hybrid. Blitzen i...
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.