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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer Book Review SPOILER ALERT

By Tori Helman

In case you didn’t see it in the title, this article will contain some SPOILERS so read this article at your own risk. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard is Rick Riordan’s newest mythology series. In this series, Riordan writes about the Norse gods. The main character’s name is Magnus Chase obviously and he is the son of Frey, the norse god of spring and summer; the sun, the rain, and the harvest; abundance and fertility, growth and vitality.

Magnus Chase and his three companions, Sam, Hearthstone, and Blitzen, are traveling around the nine realms of Norse mythology trying to stop Doomsday from happening. Doomsday is the day that Fernis, a wolf, will break his chains and cause havoc in all of the nine realms. Magnus and his companions use the Sword of Summer in their journey to save the world. Throughout the book, Magnus has to get used to the sword and get the sword to accept him as his owner. This might sound weird, but in Norse mythology everything has a name and a soul and Magnus has to get the Sword of Summer to like him so that it will cooperate with him when it comes to facing Fernis.

Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors and this book is another amazing book that he has published. This book is really good at making Norse myths easy to understand and it adds humor to the dark tales of Norse mythology. Rick Riordan also wrote the Percy Jackson series, the Heroes of Olympus and the Kane Chronicles. I really liked this book and cannot wait for the second one to come out. I give this book a 10 out of 10. The day I got this book I started reading it right away, and I ended up reading it in two days. I’m really excited to add this book to my bookcase at home.

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