Waiting on Wednesday: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

Posted June 3, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment, Memes, Waiting on Wednesday / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1) by Rick RiordanThe Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
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
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781423160915
Buy on: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks

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.

About Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, the Heroes of Olympus, and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. While teaching in San Antonio, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award.

While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children’s fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.

Today over forty million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 37 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller.

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.


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