Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer (Rick Riordan's Norse Mythology)

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer (Rick Riordan's Norse Mythology)

by Rick Riordan (Author)

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 barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph 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 . . .

In the world of Rick Riordan's Norse mythology, Magnus Chase is a homeless teenager living on the streets of Boston. He is unaware of his true heritage as a son of the Norse god Frey, and his life takes a dramatic turn when he is attacked by a fire giant and rescued by his Valkyrie cousin, Samirah. From that moment on, Magnus finds himself caught in a world of gods, giants, and magical creatures.

As Magnus learns more about his newfound family and his destiny, he embarks on a quest to retrieve the legendary Sword of Summer, a powerful weapon that was stolen by the fire giant Surt. Along the way, he must navigate the treacherous world of Asgard, make alliances with other gods and creatures, and face off against formidable enemies. Magnus and his companions must race against time to prevent Surt from destroying the Nine Worlds and plunging them into eternal darkness.

In Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer, Rick Riordan captivates readers with his trademark blend of humor, action, and mythology. Magnus is a relatable and endearing protagonist, and his journey is filled with thrilling battles, unexpected twists, and heartwarming moments. Riordan's vivid storytelling and captivating characters bring Norse mythology to life in a way that is both entertaining and educational. The book is a must-read for fans of Riordan's Percy Jackson series and anyone interested in Norse mythology and thrilling adventure stories.