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Welcome back to another Book Review!!
Today I am going to discuss with you all what I thought of the first Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard novel, Magnus Chase and The Sword of summer by Rick Riordan. I did an anticipation post for this over a year ago which was titled; Why I can’t wait to read… – I know cool title right?
It has been a ridiculously long time since I have read Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan, the first book in the Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard series, but despite the time frame, I still remember how I felt reading this amazing book, due to its lasting impact it has had on me.
After becoming super obsessed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially Thor and Loki – who are played by the fabulous Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston respectively – I started researching Norse Mythology as we had touched on it briefly in school and I had read up on some myths and legends on Tumblr. As I became further invested into Norse Mythology and some other mythologies I turned to Rick Riordan – who’s books I shamefully have never read – and saw that he was releasing a novel based on Norse Mythology called Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard, which I knew I just had to read.
Being the first ever Rick Riordan book I have ever read – sad? I know right – I had super high expectations, and trust me I was NOT disappointed!
About The Book:
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 . . .
Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer is the first book in another one of Rick Riordan’s epic series which does feature one character from his Percy Jackson and The Olympians series – although I am not going to mention who – I will say that this person is a relative of Magnus’s and you DO NOT need to have read any of Rick’s books prior to picking up this one. As I said previously, I haven’t and I still had an enjoyable reading experience.
I borrowed the Australian paperback edition from a friend of mine – and a mad Percy Jackson fan. I treated this book like it was gold. And it certainly looked like it…