Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
I enjoyed this second book in the Gods of Asgard series. Like Riordan's other books, this one has lots of humor and pop culture references. He also tries to incorporate a lot of different groups of people. Sam is Muslim who wears a hijab and prays the required 5 times a day whenever possible and that is explained several times. Hearthstone is deaf and speaks using American Sign Language, which Riordan makes a point of explaining many times. Blitzen is gay and Alex is gender fluid. Magnus and his friends are on a quest to find Thor's hammer and keep Sam from being married to a giant and save the world. There is lots of action and adventure and the story is fun to read.