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 an uncle he s never met a man his mother claimed was dangerous His uncle tells him an impossible secret Magnus is the son of a NorseMagnus 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 an uncle he s never met a man his mother claimed was dangerous His uncle 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 .
The Sword of Summer 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 o
Really really enjoyed this one! I'm finding the Norse Mythology (which I've never really learned about) FACINATING plus it's full of great diverse characters! Here's my full booktalk youtube/watch?v=Wrd1- ! Let's discuss together!
i'm obsessed. full video book review to come!
2 1/2 stars.Middle grade it may be, but I really enjoyed The Lightning Thief. I thought it was creative, fast-paced, entertaining and with a great message for all kids who feel a little on the outside sometimes. As with Harry Potter, it takes a normal, seemingly unremarkable kid and propels him into a world where he's a hero. And it's just fun!The Sword of Summer, though, doesn't feel like anything new. Some people will shriek "No!" at this, but I really think it's time for Mr Riordan to move on [...]
I finally read this book, after my pre-review got so disturbingly popular. I'm not impressed. It was amusing, but I didn't particularly care about the characters, and I was bored through most of its 500 pages. Maybe the Percy Jackson concept is something that only works once, and now it's just being overused. It doesn't help that this book is full of Percy Jackson references that seem, well, masturbatory. And pop culture references that will look dated in less than 5 years. Count me out for the [...]
This was so much fun! I'm glad this series is in 1st person because Magnus is HILARIOUS and his narration had me laughing throughout. I love the take on Norse mythology, the new cast of characters is fantastic, and I was pleasantly surprised by the direction the story went a few times! Definitely my new favorite first book in a Riordan series. I can't wait to continue the adventure!
I'll give Riordan credit for his mythological research, but his writing and characterizations need a lot of work still. Not only does Magnus have the exact same voice and personality as Percy Jackson and Jason Grace, but they all have a weird combination of forced snark and dad jokes that makes them sound more cartoonish than believable--and you need something to ground characters in reality when you have all this magical stuff happening. While it's great that he's trying to include more diversi [...]
I really enjoyed this read! I've been wanting to read Magnus Chase for such a long time and I was definitely satisfied! I really loved all of the characters, the world building, and all of the different adventures! I can't wait to read more of this series in the future.
See more reviews at YA Midnight ReadsTHE SWORD OF SUMMER was released today! Whoop xD GET YOUR BUTTS MOVING PEOPLE AND GO BUY A COPY FROM YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE TODAY :D*This review is spoiler-free*4.5 starsRick Riordan’s books were some of the first novels I read as a reader, and throughout these past years, his books have always remained my all time favourites. Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, and now you can add Magnus Chase to that list of awesome. Why? BECAUSE THE SWORD OF [...]
I enjoyed this book a great deal. I'm wanting to get into more Norse Mythology and even though this was a more funny take on those things I still enjoyed it. One star off for making my wolves the bad guys in a book once again. < -- And no, I need no commentary on that. I loved Magnus friends, well I loved him too. There is a lot of snark and funny moments in the book. And I figured that going into this. I WILL be reading as many books as I can of Vikings etc that are more history based. Magnu [...]
OMG, I loved so much the last chapter! Of course Magnus would lose that bet! He needs at least 9 more books to surpass Annabeth, hahaha.
Guess who's a very grumpy camper? *points to self*In my own little world, I've always told myself that Rick Riordan can do no wrong. Okay, fine, I sort of hated The Blood of Olympus, but The Sword of Summer was supposed to be a fresh start--it was supposed to be the book that would put Riordan back up on my mental pedestal.Well, I've been fucking let down, Rick. I'm sorry (and sad) to have said that, but it's true. This book was just nowhere near the level of epicness I was expecting. Maybe it's [...]
YESSSHELL YEAH. I NEED SOME LOKI ACTION. yes, Loki, you are fabulous But wait this comes out in 2015?!I'm sorry, Loki spaz. Honestly, the Avengers doesn't quite portray the Norse Gods as they were in the myths they happened to have sleep with a lot more people and get drunk a lot more, but that's beside the point. I think. You may be surprised to know that my weirdness not only encompaces Loki gifs,but extends to Norse Gods as well! Upon learning that Rick would be writing this series, I actuall [...]
Short Review:I went into this with kinda mixed expectations––it sounds like Percy Jackson 2.0 (and well it kind of is), plus a bunch of my friends were disappointed by it. But honestly, it was better than I expected. It's no PJO, but I still really enjoyed it. Some thoughts:- I actually don't know that much about Norse mythology, so it was a fun way to learn a bit about it––although I'm sure Rick Riordan took some liberties and glossed over some things. :P- I LOVE SAM, OH MY GOD. Why wa [...]
That was a seriously solid first book to this series. I love so many things about this book - the characters, the REPRESENTATION (so many props), the world building, the plot, just everything. It took a little bit to get going and moving, but beyond that was everything I ever want from a Riordan book - humorous, heart-felt, and fun. I can't wait for later books and I really hope we are going to get into more of the 9 realms because YES.
4.25 stars"Randolph shook his head in disgust. 'Those moviesridiculously inaccurate. The real gods of Asgard—Thor, Loki, Odin, and the rest—are much more powerful, much more terrifying than anything Hollywood could concoct.''Butey're myths. They're not real.'Randolph gave me a sort of pitying look. 'Myths are simply stories about truths we've forgotten.'"Yes, it's time for another drinking game! The rules are simple. Each time something similar to Percy Jackson shows up and/or happens, take [...]
Either my sense of fun and humour has wilted into nothingness or Rick Riordan has started to bore me with his repeating usage of storylines and familiar jokes.I opt for the latter.I like to think that I have a good sense of humour - I like to laugh at every single tiny jokes and it takes a lot to snuff out that side of me. Okay fine, to its creditMagnus Chase and The Sword of Summer is funny (it certainly does has its stupid, ri-donkey-lous moments), but the humour instilled here did not succeed [...]
*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*4.5 stars
I knew he was planning on making a Norse series but here it is! Or, rather, the vague idea roaming around on that sometime in 2015 there might be a book about Norse mythology by Riordan. Or maybe in a few years after that.Well, Just hope it's more like the Percy Jackson than the Kane Chronicles. But I really hope that Loki, if he is brought up and we all know he will be, is not a generic villain. Please? He (and Thor) BETTER NOT be teenagers. Hell, no. I don't need drooling over Loki and Thor l [...]
That was HILARIOUS. Like incredibly, marvellously FUNNY. I mean, it's Rick Riordan, right?! So you expect thatbut I think this is one of his most goldenest books for humour ever (although granted I haven't read The Kane Chronicles yet, so we'll see how they match up!). Basically I'm endlessly pleased with this hilarious novel of Magnus Chase. It felt different from Percy Jackson, but still had the same vibe and hilarity (!!) and also ANNABETH HAS A CAMEO. Magnus Chase is Annabeth's cousin. She h [...]
Rick can't do wrong. Another adventure of epic proportions lead by the incredibly sarcastic Magnus is not "just another" Percy Jackson, but a distinctive and a little bit more grown-up journey featuring dwarves, elves, Valkyries and of course, the master of mischief Loki and his many godly opponents. Hilariously written with a fast-paced plot and diverse and powerful characters. Addictive!Advanced reading copy provided by Penguin
Reading Percy Jackson now, making me feel I was right here. Percy Jackson better Urban Fantasy, this one a bit higher or wilder.A Breakneck, Jam-Packed Roller Coaster of an Adventure’I Know It's Jo’s Blurb for House of Secrets, but sorry, Can't help but use it here too’The All-The-Ancient-Gods Geek, Rick Riordan takes us in a new Adventure Up and Down the Tree of Laeradr,Worlds of Asgard’s Gods & Viking Myths.With a Variety of resourceful charactersOh and don't forget the Hotel Valha [...]
jam! it did take a bit for me to actually get into the story and i don't think anyone can say that riordan's novels aren't at least a little formulaic, but the cast of characters is refreshing and the plot is non-stop (*sings hamilton in my head*). i think the book gets better the more you read and by the end, i was sad to see it was over. also, i cried at the last handful of chapters. i'm a huge mess sorry.
Hilarious! Here's my video review - youtube/watch?v=vqMIV
99c Kindle sale, Oct. 12, 2017, for this first book in Riordan's Norse series (though you'll meet a few old friends from the Percy Jackson series along the way). The third and last book in this trilogy, The Ship of the Dead, has just been published. Full review, originally published on fantasyliterature: Rick Riordan, who has enthralled millions of readers with exciting tales of teenagers and their interactions with Greek, Roman and Egyptian gods and goddesses, turns to Norse mythology in his la [...]
“To Cassandra ClareThanks for letting me share the excellent name Magnus.”No joking. I swear on all the books I own that this is the actual dedication of this book. And then people dare ask me why I love metaliterature or what the heck it is“The once warriors-the warriors who fought bravely in the last life and will fight bravely again on the Day of Doom. Duck.”“The Day of Doom Duck?”“No, duck!”Hunding pushed me down as a spear flew past.”Seriously, how am I supposed to review [...]
El tío Rick nunca falla.Hace mucho quería leer este libro y no había tenido el tiempo para hacerlo, pero finalmente tuve el placer de volver a leer las historias mitológicas de este autor, esta vez con una trama totalmente diferente, mitología nórdica, nuevos personajes, mitos fascinantes, dioses espeluznantes, aventuras extraordinarios y un primo de nuestra amada Annabeth Chase como el protagonista.El humor de los personajes de Rick es bastante característico y Magnus no se quedó atrás [...]
“My name is Magnus Chase. I’m sixteen years old. This is the story of how my life went downhill after I got myself killed.” So I think The Sword of Summer is the revised edition of Percy Jackson. Everything feels the same way, Magnus reminds me of Percy and Valhara as Half blood camp. I couldn't stop comparing these two books while I was reading though, it gave me my first impression when I first read Percy Jackson. It's hilarious, delightful and engaging a lot I can't peel my eyes of the [...]
I gave up at the point where the homeless kids shot some giant fire destruction daemon type thing with a plastic cupid bow and arrow. I mean, seriously? That actually happened? That ruined it for me. I’m all up for humour in books, but when the humour seeps into what I consider a serious situation of life and death, it becomes a little bit too stupid. It just didn’t feel real. Bare with me a moment here. There is a giant fire daemon that has emerged in an otherwise normal world, there’s no [...]