Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Sword of Summer

Book: The Sword of Summer
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1
Author: Rick Riodan

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 . . -Goodreads

Review:  I'm sorry friends-this is another book that everyone loved and I didn't. For a book about Viking myths, goods and epic adventures I found this to be incredibly boring. I actually considered not finishing it, but pushed through and finally did after a month. A month! For a middle grade book which I should have finished in a night or two. 

Not my cup of tea but many readers will probably love it. Be warned though-Magnus Chase and Percy Jackson could almost be the same person. 

Grade: 2/5

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