Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase

Set in: Massachusetts
Summary: 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 . . .

Riordan has done it again.  I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to see where the series is going to lead.  I have a love of all things Norwegian and well it doesn’t get more Norwegian than Odin, Thor & Loki right?

Fans of Percy Jackson will love this new series brought by the best selling author.   I just hate that I am so far behind in reading that it took me over a month to read this book.  This book is well paced and everything you expect from a Riordan novel.

Magnus Chase is going to be a great hero, I will say this was a slightly darker feel than the other two series by Riordan.

I found the characters likable and the plot thick with a few twists and turns that will keep you up on a work night.

This was a fun, fast paced book and I am sad I have to wait for the next book.

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