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Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Author:  Rick Riordan

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 . . .

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Apr 13,2017
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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1: The Sword of Summer is a thrilling and enticing book right from the start. Rick Riordran drives through this fantasy book with all it action backed twists and turns right until the last page. This book has lots of great things about it. The books sets off in Boston with Magnus Chase. Magnus had just been orphaned and is on the streets of the city. On his sixteenth birthday everything goes nuts. Magnus' uncle, Randolph, who had not seen Magnus in over two years, is franticly looking for him. A fire giant attacks and Magnus is slain. At first he gets used to life in Valhalla but soon his homeless friends, Blitz and Hearth get him out and back to the real world. They begin there journey to find the Sword of Summer and run into many friends and foes, Magnus soon comes to know that he is the son of Frey, the God of fertility and well-being. Now Magnus must take up that role and set the nine worlds in balance. This book intwines the very good character building with many witty but story moving moments. The book is never slow as Riordan is able to keep us rolling as he did in the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series. This book is one for all ages and groups as each character is different and gives you something to relate to. If I had to pick a group to recommend this to it would for those fantasy readers.
Mar 16,2017

A great start to the Magnus Chase series. Rick Roirdan has moved from Greek Mythology to Egyptian and now to Norse. By far the best book I've read by Riodarn. It's starts off with Magnus a teenage homless boy dying on a bridge and being taken by a Valkyrie. Full of action and adventure I would recommend this book to anyone. It has great words and is full of excitment.

Overall a great story.

Oct 12,2016

I think this first edition to the Magnus Chase series was brilliant and highly interesting. It is full of action and facts and stories of Norse mythology. I would highly recomend this book to the people who read and loved Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles. I recomennd this book to people aged 11-14. I can't wait for more books in this brilliant series.

Jul 28,2016

This book full of adventure, mystery and plot twists. I love how it involves Annabeth and I hope in the next book Percy Jackson is involved! Seriously read it!


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