Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer

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"Thorndike Press Large Print The Literacy Bridge"--Copyright page.

Hardcover, 512 pages
Published on October 6, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1484760387
ISBN-13: 9781484760383
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  • gabbyhope117
    gabbyhope117Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:54 am55 stars
    This book is awesome. I love it. I love all the parts in one of the parts I was like NO WAY. It is so cool I would always read it. If you need a book to read I would read this if you like these kinds of books. Great job on this book Rick Riordan.
    • grapefruit
      grapefruitSunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:21 am55 stars
      This book is amazing!!!! 16-year-old Magnus is a "homeless guy" until the Norse gods find him and also a fire giant called surt Magnus dies anyway. He goes to Hotel Vanhalla were heroes live but he wasnt worthy so his has to prove himself at ragnarok. so hard to discrib it shortly lol
      • snowwhite22
        snowwhite22Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm55 starsFeatured
        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 barely knows—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph 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 . . . So, get ready to be sitting on the edge of your seats in this captivating and adventure filled book. Oh, and get ready to laugh... a lot
        • sarah-queen-bee
          sarah-queen-beeMonday, September 18, 2017 at 8:02 am55 stars
          i loved it
          • callie_b
            callie_bFriday, September 15, 2017 at 10:24 am44 stars
            Magnus Chase! Really good so far!! Rick Riordan has created another amazing series! You'll become immersed in this new story and series... I really like it as of now, so any other Percy Jackson fans will enjoy it as well,
            • georgiasilver
              georgiasilverThursday, August 24, 2017 at 11:34 am
              Another book by Rick Riordan, will be another book of more characters and fascinating adventures. The title and the book cover shows a unique and intriguing tale to be chased after under the umbrella of mythology, fantasy, action, and drama.
              • m1lk3y_w4y
                m1lk3y_w4yMonday, July 31, 2017 at 8:57 am55 stars
                This book starts in Boston, MA with a homeless 16-yr-old named Magnus Chase. He has a family, but they don’t care about him until later, and Magnus already does not trust them, or any of his uncles, due to his mother telling him to not trust them. One day, a friend of Magnus, who is also homeless, tells Magnus to run because some bad people are chasing him. Instead of listening to him, he does the complete opposite, finding out who is after him. Apparently, his uncle Randolph finds Magnus and starts talking about an ancient sword, which is Magnus’s birthright. His uncle tells him that they are not the only ones who seek this sword, the Fire Giant is also looking for the sword to make it a part of doomsday. His uncle also tells him that he is a son of a Norse God. Will Magnus win this race to find the sword, or will the Fire Giant seal the fate of the whole world? To find out whether Magnus will choose his own safety or the lives of innocent people, read Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer. I rate this book 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who loves to read mythology.
                • lilibelle
                  lilibelleTuesday, July 18, 2017 at 8:23 pm33 stars
                  Rick Riordon has written another fascinating book series about polytheistic mythology. While being an enjoyable read, due to the fact that I have already read (and enjoyed) the Percy Jackson book series, I feel as if this novel is very (if not too) similar to the Percy Jackson books.
                  • kgautam
                    kgautamMonday, July 17, 2017 at 1:27 pm55 stars
                    Another one of Rick Riordan's great accomplishments! Meet magnus chase; Smart-ish. Funny. And dead. Not really. Follow Magnus and his journey through Norse Mythology! ( Plus Magnus is related to Annabeth Chase from PJO and HOO)
                    • rainkit309
                      rainkit309Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 2:29 pm55 stars
                      This is such a great start to a book series. It was so cool find out that Annabeth has a cousin that is tangled up with another branch of gods. It also hints there might be a giant crossover book with a lot of different gods from different cultures, that is something I'd really want to read.

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