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

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Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and 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 . . .

Hardcover, 512 pages
Published on October 6, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1484760387
ISBN-13: 9781484760383
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  • willb2026
    willb2026Monday, January 22, 2018 at 2:40 pm55 stars
    it was absolutly awesome. action packed and full of funny parts, and other stuff...
    • suchomimus
      suchomimusWednesday, January 17, 2018 at 3:42 am55 stars
      A boy wakes up under a bridge and is told 'They're after you'. From there, it goes downhill. Magnus dies and is sent to Valhalla, but he must escape...
      • jo13
        jo13Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:57 am55 stars
        I'm still finishing reading this book and I'm only about 6 chapters in, but it is AWESOME. This book has a really fun twist of action, humor and history! There is so much information and the book really makes it interesting with all the humor mixed in! LOVE IT!
        • bluezebra
          bluezebraTuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm44 stars
          This book is SO funny. l laughed so many times reading this book.I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure .
          • spagheaddy
            spagheaddyMonday, November 20, 2017 at 6:48 am55 stars
            It was a great book and another one of Rick Riordan's masterpieces. The humor of Magnus Chase will leave you chuckling and the imaginative story is so much fun to read. I definitely recommend this book to any imaginative and creative dreamers.
            • 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,

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