Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1: The Sword of Summer is a thrilling and enticing book right from the get go. Rick Riordran drives through this fantasy book with all it action backed twists and turns right until the last page. This book has lots of great things about it so I would give it four stars.
The books sets off in Boston with Magnus Chase. Magnus had just been orphaned and is on the streets of the city. On his sixteenth birthday, and I do realize that is very cliché, everything goes nuts. Magnus' uncle, Randolph, who had not seen Magnus in over two years, is franticly looking for him. A fire giant attacks and Magnus is slain. At first he gets used to life in Valhalla but soon his homeless friends, Blitz and Hearth get him out and back to the real world. They begin there run to find the Sword of Summer and run into many friends and foes, Magnus soon comes to know that he is the son of Frey, the God of fertility well-being and more less, the middle ground. Now Magnus must take up that role and set the nine worlds in balance. This book intwines the very good character building with many witty but story moving moments. The book is never slow as Riordan is able to keep us rolling as he did in the, Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series'. This book is one for all ages and groups as each character is different and gives you something to relate to. If I had to pick a group to recommend this to it would for those fantasy readers.