Book Review: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book One) By Rick Riordan
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: 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 . . .*

Rick, you have done it again, my friend. The Sword of Summer is another excellent adventure crafted by the ever imaginative Rick Riordan. It is fast-paced, full of attitude and personality, and will have total control over your giggle bone. (Yes, there is such thing as a giggle bone, not to be confused with the funny bone). The characters are full of life, and will have you glued to them and their emotions by the end of the first chapter title (not hard to do when the chapter is titled, "Good Morning! You're Going to Die"). One thing I love about the character Rick creates, is that they are never one-hundred percent good, or one-hundred percent bad--they are real. Rick is one of the greatest children and young adult story tellers around, and I highly recommend The Sword of Summer to anyone looking for a thrilling adventure. You will definitely have to fight the urge to whip out this book when in social situations, it is a hard one to put down. And Rick, way to leave us hanging, yet again. (We still love you though). 



*Synopsis provided by Goodreads.com 

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