Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard,
Published by Disney-Hyperion on October 6th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Legends, Myths, Fables, Norse, Young Adult
Buy on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks
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 . . .
Why I’m Waiting
Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians and its spin-off, The Heroes of Olympus, are two of my all-time favorite book series, and I expect great things from this new series. I love mythology, and Norse mythology has always fascinated me. With the popularity of Marvel Entertainment’s Thor films, comics, and the like, there is already a built-in audience for this new series. However, despite my excitement, I’m also a bit afraid that Magnus Chase will be another Percy Jackson rip-off like The Kane Chronicles, which I never read past the first book. Still… this one seems really good, and I can’t help but be incredibly excited for its release.