The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)
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The Sword of Summer

by Rick Riordan
Release date: October 2, 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, young adult

The first book in the incredible new series from the author of Percy Jackson, the Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus.

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met - a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die...

(updated 2017-01-16)

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The first thing anyone wonders when they know Percy Jackson but not this series must be, "So weird that Magnus' surname is the same one as Annabeth's." Yeah, OK, that's because they are family. And I don't think it's such a big spoiler to say that Annabeth does have her own small role to play. Until now, this is really the first actual reference in Riordan's book series that they are set in the same world and age (not counting the short stories of Percy, Annabeth and the Kanes). The second thing ... (more)
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