The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan

This moment might be a convenient time to mention that I LOVE Rick Riordan; I’ve been a fan of him since I was around 12 or 13 and my obsession with mythology began around this time as well – for good reason. Riordan has a way of pairing wonderful characters and adventures with Greek, Roman, Egyptian, or, in this instance, Norse mythology. If you enjoy adventure and quality story lines than any book by this author is the way to go. This novel is currently available.


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 . . .

Of course you’re interested, so click the cover and buy it!

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