Magnus Chase, cousin to demigod Annabeth Chase, is just an ordinary homeless kid when he ends up dead thanks to a fight with the Norse god Surt. He’s taken by a Valkyrie to Valhalla where he learns two of his fellow homeless buddies are a dwarf and an elf and the father he’s never met is a god. He leaves Valhalla without permission in order to find the Sword of Summer and prevent Ragnarok from beginning.
As is typical of Rick Riordan’s books, Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer starts right in with the actions and doesn’t stop until the very end. While it’s not necessary to have read the Greek/Roman books, having read them makes this book a little more fun. The chapter titles are hilarious. This is definitely a must read for any Rick Riordan or mythology fan.
5 (out of 5) Stars
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