Monday, August 1, 2016

Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Published by Disney Hyperion in October 2015
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 . . . "

Will you like it?
Anyone who has read Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series will enjoy this series.  The humor is spot-on.  Honestly, the way that Riordan portrays the Norse gods is highly entertaining but still informative.  I've learned so much about Greek and Egyptian Gods from Riordan, and I'm excited to continue with this series.

Disclosure: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library.

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