Books, Teen Reviews

Read + Review — Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

51je-Tg3pHL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ The Sword of Summer is about a 16 year old boy named Magnus Chase. Magnus has been an orphan ever since his mother was kill in a fire two years ago and he has never met his father. Probably because his father is a powerful Norse god. Magnus is given an impossible task of finding out who he is, while also trying to save the world from the fiery doom that killed his mother. With some help from a Valkyrie, a deaf elf, an unusually tall dwarf and a talking sword named Jack (aka the Sword of Summer) he might just be able to save the world.

This was honestly the best book Rick Riordan has written in a long time (coming from the guy who’s read all of his books). It had the perfect amount of action and very little time to catch your breath after a crazy event. It was also really funny which helped to lighten the mood instead of “the world is coming to a fiery end, have fun!” I would recommend The Sword of Summer to anyone who loves slightly sarcastic jokes and a great plot.

This was very hard to decide, however the most memorable thing in the book had to have been the depressed talking goat (because everything talks in this book). The goat gets eaten every day by the god Thor, then is reborn again the next morning only to be eaten again, so I understand why he is depressed. He left a lasting mark in the story that I won’t forget anytime soon!


Reviewed by John, Grade 8, Libbie Mill Area Library

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