Sunday, October 18, 2015

Magnus Chase and the God's of Asgard The Sword of Summer

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)
Riordan continues his mythological adventures with Norse mythology in Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. Sixteen year old Magnus has lived on the streets of Boston since he saw his mother killed by wolves two years ago.  Now that his sixteenth birthday has arrived, so have the monsters, and in a great display of bravery, Magnus dies protecting others.  From there, like so  many brave Vikings who have been chosen for one reason or another, he finds himself in Valhalla with a mystery to solve.  His Valkyrie, a girl named Sam,is an Arab who wears a hijab, thus bringing more multiculturalism into Riordan's story.  Sam, along with Magnus's homeless friends and protectors, Hearth and Blitz and some friends from Valhalla have a rousing adventure fighting and outwitting the Norse gods and trying to save the world.  I am sure that Riordan's fans will enjoy this book!

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