Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard
The Sword of Summer
By Rick Riordan
I’m so happy I could cry!
Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but hey, I just finish this book and It was sooooooo awesome. This was the perfect book to get me out of my “semi-book-slump” (I have no idea if that’s an actual thing, but stay with me). I’ve been reading normally (that’s why “semi”), but I was mostly reading because I felt like I had to, and I wasn’t loving it. Don’t get me wrong I did read great books, but it wasn’t until I got for real into this one that my passion for reading came back (yayyy, happy dancing in my head).
I did start reading this book when it came out but, since I was reading sooooooo many at once, well, one of them was bound to suffer. Anyways, this month like you’ve already read in my previous post (My Mega-Huge May TBR!), I added this awesome one to my tbr, hopping that this time I would be able to finish it. And I’m so glad I did.
Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer is the first boo of a trilogy written by Rick Riordan based on Norse Mythology. The story centers around Magnus Chase a homeless teen, cousin to our beloved Annabeth Chase I might add (Percy Jackson rules! Lol) who’s been living in the streets of Boston after his mother’s mysterious death. Since then he has tried to stay ahead of anyone who might be looking for him. But one day his uncle Randolph tracks him down and starts talking about his past life, the father he never knew (wink, wink), his mother’s past, his Vikings and Norse, heritage and the ancient sword of summer. Magnus most set out to find the Sword of Summer and prevent Ragnarok(dooms day) from starting. Magnus sets out to find this sword, but still mistrusting this uncle his mother always said it was dangerous.
To add to Magnus troubles, he is not the only one searching for this sword, the fire lord Surt is determine to get the sword before Magnus. But when the stakes get high Magnus makes a decision that gets him sent to Valhalla. This will only be the beginning to this awesome adventure that will get him to travel the Nine Worlds in order to find the magical weapon he needs in order to delay Ragnarok.
This is definitely a most read for fans of Rick Riordan. I love The Percy Jackson series, The Heroes of Olympus and The Kane Chronicles. That means I’m a huge fan of Rick Riordan. So when I finally sat down to read this book I wasn’t disappointed. I love his writing, it has a great world with a freaking awesome heroes’ journey like always. This characters have the great amount of funny-sarcastic-peculiarity that only Rick Riordan knows how to write.
When I was reading it I thought the character was going to transport me to our beloved Percy Jackson. I thought it was going to feel like I was reading Percy Jackson, but like Carter Kane from The Kane Chronicles the characters stood on their own.
I could talk all day/night of how awesome I know this book is but that would tempt me to make spoilers, and I don’t want to do that to you. Besides This week the Trials of Apollo came out and Percy Jackson is in it (yayyyyyyy) and I really want to get in to that one. Which I’m pretty sure will damage my first ever tbr (my previous post). Oh, well.
The sequel to Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgord: The Sword of Summer it’s called Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgord: The Hammer of Thor comes out October 4, 2016. So you have plenty of time to finish this one. Also check out Rick Riordan’s new Series The Trials of Apollo, Book 1: The Hidden Oracle.
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