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In a nutshell: unbeatable mythical adventures by the absolute master of the genre
Magnus Chase is back from the dead (again) and in fact as a resident of Valhalla is well-used now to death and regeneration. Just as well too because in this episode he’s preparing to take on the trickster Loki – things don’t get epic-er! With Percy Jackson (yes, THE Percy Jackson!) there to provide training, and with help from his talking sword Jack and gender-fluid love-interest Alex, things are looking about as good as they could be for Magnus given that, in Percy’s words ‘a bunch of sea monsters and sea gods and who knows-what-else will be trying to kill you, right?’ Rick Riordan is absolutely unbeatable as far as action-packed, page-turning, myth-filled extravanganzas go, and this is an unputdownable read, spiced with sharp teen humour and some sword-sharp dialogue. ~ Andrea Reece
Rick Riordan's Norse hero faces his greatest challenge yet in the final instalment of the series.Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail on Midsummer's Day.
Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon who happens to be a former acquaintance. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. To defeat Loki, Magnus will need to use words, not force.
This will require finding a magical elixir so deadly that it will either make Magnus Chase powerful enough to out-talk the silver-tongued Loki, or destroy Magnus utterly.
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:||3rd October 2017|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
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