Rick Riordan’s irreverent and fresh take on mythology is wonderfully engaging. His writing style is delightfully quirky, fun, and so refreshing. In a crowded YA/Fantasy market, Riordan manages to stand out – mixing elements of fantasy, sci-fi, history, legend, and adventure in a truly unique voice. The chapter titles alone are well-worth the cost of the book. However, you’ll be hard-pressed to put this one down – and better yet – so will your kids! It was a lot of fun to read a book WITH my kids.
My daughter would read a few chapters during the day, and I’d pick it up at night. We’d talk about what we read the next day. It was such a fun bonding experience. I HIGHLY encourage you to try it with your kids!
Don’t you just LOVE seeing your child get caught up in a book?! She was pretty much “parked” in this spot, happily flipping pages. =) You’ll also be thrilled this is going to be a series! Some stories you just don’t want to end!
See for yourself just what Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer is all about!
About Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
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 Ragnarök, 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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