Spoiler-Free Review: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

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This book is a great deal of fun. I couldn’t tell ya how many times I laughed out loud. The Sword of Summer is Book One of Rick Riordan’s series “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard”. We meet Magnus Chase, sixteen year old boy, living in Boston, homeless for two years after his mother was murdered. He has a couple of homeless friends, Blitz and Hearth. After discovering his Uncle Frederick and cousin Annabeth are searching for him, Magnus decides to visit his Uncle Randolph’s house. He learns that he is the son of a Norse god and is being hunted…

I don’t want to give away too much…the writing is extremely entertaining, colourful, imaginative.

This out-of-this-world story is filled with amazing characters such as Sam the Valkyrie, giants, elves, Surt the Obsidian Man AKA Satan’s Fashion Consultant AKA The Black One, Hunding the doorman to the Hotel Valhalla – which connects all nine worlds, including our own – and of course the Asgard gods; Loki, Thor, Odin, and Frey.

I recommend this book to 13+ (just for violence, there is no sex or swearing). Whether you’re into mythical hero stories or not, it’s still worth a read, especially if you’re looking for a fantasy story to take your mind away from “real life”.

“Myths are simply stories about truths we’ve forgotten” p.21

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