Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grade 6n/a5.1101274
Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus faces his most dangerous trial yet. His cousin, Annabeth, recruits her boyfriend, Percy Jackson, to give Magnus some pointers, but will his training be enough? Loki is free from his chains. He's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus and his friends to stop him, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. Does he have what it takes to outwit the wily trickster god?

Hardcover, 432 pages
Published on October 3, 2017 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1423160932
ISBN-13: 9781423160939
65 Book Reviews
  • swirlycool
    swirlycoolFriday, July 10, 2020 at 1:07 pm55 stars
    Magnus Chase and his friends must outwit Loki, the trickster god. However, Magnus doubts that he can stop him, for he is not naturally good at fighting. Magnus's cousin, Annabeth Chase, lets her boyfriend, Percy Jackson, help Magnus. However, his help does not seem to do Magnus any good and Magnus has trouble keeping up. Instead, he is more into healing, due to the fact that his dad is Frey, the god of fertility and health. Samirah, a valkyrie, also has trouble resisting the orders of her dad, Loki. Alex Fierro, also the daughter of Loki and Samirah's sister, helps her resist Loki by training her. Magnus also has the Sword of Summer, also known as Jack. Jack is a talking sword, and also tends to get on Magnus Chase's nerves at times. Jack is useful, however Magnus must be careful because the sword may overwhelm Magnus if he grabs ahold of it after it is used greatly. Will they be able to defeat Loki with what they have? Overall, I liked this book and there was a lot of humor in it which I also enjoyed. If you are interested in Norse mythology, or you enjoyed the widely popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, or the Heroes of Olympus series, then this series will spark your interest. I also recommend this book to people who enjoy the Kane Chronicles trilogy, which includes Egyptian mythology and also has some humor involved as well. I rate this book 5/5.
    • blossomreader
      blossomreaderThursday, May 21, 2020 at 1:21 pm55 stars
      The funny thing is, I read this book first before I read the others, but it was still an awesome, funny book! Magnus needs to stop Loki from starting Ravagog,and they have a LONG journey ahead of them. Why I said we? That's because Magnus's friends are coming along too to help him. How will they trick Loki and defeat him? Read this book to find out.
      • koalacloud
        koalacloudWednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:45 am55 stars
        Magnus Chase has to save the world...again. I like the hints and clues along the way. I was surprised with how it ended the first time I read it. It's a great book.
        • xx6figuresxx
          xx6figuresxxFriday, June 14, 2019 at 9:52 am55 stars
          This is the third book of my favorite series read it a million times. The best book of the series and just a beautiful book my favorite book of all time.
          • watercolrwonder
            watercolrwonderThursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:54 am44 stars
            If you're a fan of Percy Jackson, you'll love these books! They have all the same humor of Percy Jackson, but Magnus Chase is a whole new character. These books have lots of diverse players that anyone will like.
            • YungsavagThursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:53 pm
              wish there was another book
              • katherina_8268
                katherina_8268Friday, April 5, 2019 at 4:05 pm55 stars
                It's an AMAZING book, and I totally recommend it! Although, I suggest reading the first series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and reading the first few books, Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer, and Magnus Chase: The Hammer of Thor. Rick Riordan MUST write a sequel to this. My OTP is still INCOMPLETE!
                • Valeena.J Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:43 am
                  I give you 10 stars
                  • pokemonlover405
                    pokemonlover405Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:47 am55 stars
                    SO GOOD I luv this book
                    • READ THIS BOOK!Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8:58 pm
                      I just have to say it. I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! Why? Well, because of the book's action and romance ( I say "romance" because of you know *wink *wink that was just cringe) But anyways, this book is packed with excitement that you just want to keep reading. When you finish book three you gonna be like "THERE HAS TO BE MORE THAN THIS" believe me that is what I thought. Cut Uncle Rick some slack. If you do finish this cool, full of action, love, and last but not least GOOD book go and read "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" and "Hero's of Olympus" and "The Trials of Apollo". (those are three amazing books)