November 2016 Book of the Month
In a Nutshell: Exhilaratingly entertaining mythological mayhem | Adventure and all-round awesomeness abound in this second book in the Magnus Chase series by Rick Riordan, aka The Undisputed Master of Modern Mythological Makeovers!
Two months ago, sixteen-year-old Magnus Chase died (that’s right, ACTUALLY died) and made the somewhat alarming discovery that he’s the son of a Norse god. This second giddily rip-roaring read sees Magnus having to embark on a quest to find Thor’s missing hammer. But this isn’t just any old hammer, you know. Without it, the Nine Worlds will be powerless against the onslaught of an army of giants. But – and here’s the thing - the only person who can do a deal to get the hammer back is none other than Loki, the gods’ Number One Enemy…
Bursting with epic action and top class dialogue, this series just keeps going from strength to strength. Oh, and if that’s not enough, the humour hits harder than Thor’s hammer itself. The chapter titles alone will have you howling hysterically, with Heimdell Takes a Selfie with Literally Everyone, and It’s Hammer Time! (Someone Had to Say It) being particular personal favourites. Once again, Riordan shows his incredible knack for the kind of storytelling excellence that can hook in even the most steadfast of self-proclaimed “non-readers”. ~ Joanne Owen