"Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer" reviewed by Maggie Piercy on October 28, 2015

Maggie Piercy
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan
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The Sword of Summer is the first book in Rick Riordans newest series. The book is about Magnus Chase, a sixteen year old boy who learns that his father is Norse god. A lot of people believe that this book is a lot like Riordans other writings, (a kid with a great sense of humor discovers that some ancient gods are actually real and roaming the earth and causing all kinds of disasters) but I don't agree. Magnus' sarcasm and dry sense of humor is different than any of Riordan's other characters. And the fact that Magnus doesn't want to create all kinds of havoc with his sword also shows his individuality. The other characters in the book are just as great as Magnus, Sam with her strong kick-butt attitude and Blitz and Hearth with their style and quirkiness. Sure, Magnus does find out about the crazy Norse gods but his attitude towards the whole situation is different than anyone's before him. To conclude I really loved this book and I'm counting down the days until the next book in the series is released!
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If you like this book you will probably also like the rest of Rick Riordans series, The Kane Chronicles, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the Hereos of Olympus. And you may just find a character from Magnus Chase show her face in one of these.
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