Monday, March 07, 2016

Book Review: The Sword of Summer - Rick Riordan

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)
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...

4/5 stars (really liked it)
I loved learning about Norse Mythology, which is not something I really knew much about.  I love how Rick Riordan can make it so interesting and then make the world of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Norse Mythology work in the same world.  Magnus is a very likable character as well as his friends that help him out.  The gods interferences are not always welcomed but they always have a purpose.  I can't wait to continue this series!

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