Genres: adventure, fantasy, young adult
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 a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man 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 . . .
Ah, Magnus Chase and the Norse Gods. As you probably guessed, I’m totally behind in this series. Believe it or not, I had this on my shelf since its release date (in 2015! shaking my head). You wouldn’t believe it with the way I’m enthralled with Norse and Vikings and all that jazz.
I was so excited that it was finally released. I couldn’t wait to read it. At first, I put it on the side because I wanted to read it during an uninterrupted weekend of reading. Then, I kept putting it off. And then, I never read it.
I think a part of it was me wanting to finish the Heroes of Olympus series (which I haven’t yet. I know, I know. The last book hasn’t made it into my brain. It, too, is sitting on my TBR shelf) and another part of it was I didn’t want to be disappointed. At the time, there was a book or two that really disappointed me (none that Mr. Riordan wrote, just so you know).
But here I am! Finally reading it. I figured this would be a good way to start the new year (aside from rereading Kasie West’s P. S. I Like You. But this is a brand new book. A book that’s being read for the first time!).
I hope it holds its own considering the other mythology fiction that Mr. Riordan writes (I really, really, really liked Percy Jackson).