Book Reviews #14 : Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

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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 . . .

Magnus Chase

Hello everyone!

You may know that I recently discovered the joy of audiobooks! And I’ve found some pretty good ones. One of them is Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan. The narrator is just perfect! And of course, Rick Riordan is there to give it all its material!

I just loved this book, the humor, and sarcasm of Magnus, it was so easy to listen to it! So living. The retelling of diverse Norse myths was also very well done ( as I had read Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman before, I had them clearly in mind and it made it even better!), as the way Gods were portrayed by Rick Riordan. Thor, Odin, Loki, they are here and they adapted to the modern world… in different ways.
The plot was more than well done, we were jumping from one adventure to another, discovering the Nine Worlds of Igdrasil. We discover with Magnus the secrets of who he is and the uncover the intrigues that could lead us to the end of the world(s).
And as with all Rick Riordan books, the characters are amazing, and friendship comes first, which is a nice change! The team in this book is eclectic and irresistible. The secondary characters are full of potential and give more dimensions to the book!
All in all, I really loved it, and would advise you to try the audio version too!

Have you read it? Some audiobook recs?

See you for a cup!

Elise

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