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
Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon - the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki - and the price he wants is very high.
Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review The Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer, the first in the series. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
|Publication date:||4th October 2016|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Books for Boys, Reviewed by Children|
A World Book Day Author 2019 Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006 and is now a blockbuster film franchise, starring Logan Lerman. Rick Riordan is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and ...More About Rick Riordan