The Sword of Summer

The Sword of Summer

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Magnus Chase, a homeless boy living in Boston, finds out he is the son of a Norse god.
Publisher: Los Angeles ;, New York :, Disney Hyperion,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781423160915
Branch Call Number: J FICTION Riordan Rick 09/2015
Characteristics: 497 pages ;,22 cm.


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Magnus Chase, a homeless boy living in Boston, finds out he is the son of a Norse god.

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Jun 30, 2019

Rick Riordan never fails to impress me. Coming to this trilogy after reading Riordan's Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology inspired stories, I was amazed by not only how interesting Norse mythology is, but by how interesting the new characters are as well. Even after writing sooo many incredible stories, Riordan still managed to create unique and captivating figures. Fantastic!

Chapel_Hill_MegM Jun 02, 2019

This book is really fast paced with many different vibrant characters. I think this would be good for a reader who like jokes and a quests!

Apr 07, 2019


Jan 17, 2019

Good book. A lot of action and makes you want to keep reading. Liked the humor in it too.

VaughanPLShelly Dec 18, 2018

I am a huge fan of Rick Riordan so I am not surprised at all that I loved this. If you are interested in mythology and Riordan's writing, I highly recommend starting with these series as it is the shortest one (at only 3 books). The Sword of Summer has Riordan's expected humour and quick-paced writing, making it perfect for anyone 8+.

Nov 24, 2018

This was the first book i’ve read from Rick, but i’m so impressed! I absolutely love norse mythology and this book gave it some humour. Easily this is at the top of my list for favourite books. I will have to start reading Rick’s other series because this was amazing.

Oct 09, 2018

really good book.

Sep 09, 2018

Love this new series. Not only does the reader get to learn a lot of about Norse mythology, they are also entertained. Always love to read Rick's series.

Aug 21, 2018

Hahaha! I LOVE it. It is so Riordan's funniest book ever. Honestly it was pretty boring in the build up and the mid-beginning. I love how when they finally saw Fenris Wolf, and he was just a normal wolf and they were so surprised. I also loved Thor. I can't wait to read the Hammer of Thor.
I rate this book 20/20. I love you Magnus Chase and Gods of Asgard.

Aug 13, 2018

Super funny like all of rick riordans books just not as exciting as Percy Jackson or the others.

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Jun 26, 2016

A good book

Jun 26, 2016

Magnus live under the streets as a hobo after his mother's death two years ago. He promise his mother to avoid how uncle Randolph. Until Magnus get caught by his uncle and learn the secrets about his father throughout his adventure. Until Ranorok comes! Magnus bravery sacrifice causes him to go to Hotel Valhalla and earn a upgrade to his strong body such as a hero. Magnus got his own Valkyrie named Samirah Al-Abbas (Sam). Sam is the daughter of Loki, the God of evil. Sam took Magnus to the dinner room with a table as long as 1 kilo filled about 8000 Enherjar and 2000 Valkyries. Everyone sat down and devouring the huge goat meat while the Captin Valkyrie named Gunilla put on the video of Magnus battling Surt. Gunilla wasn't accepting Magnus bravery because every warrior needs to hold a sword while dying. However Magnus haven't hold the Sword of Summer because the sword got stuck in Surt's Chest. But Sam argued that Magnus needs to find the sword and bring it back to Valhalla, problem solved. For instance no one agreed with Sam and Sam got fired being a Valkyrie. (I don't want to spoil the book!!)

Feb 28, 2016

After 2 years on the street with his buds Hearth and Blitz after his mother's mysterious death, Magnus Chase meets a man who his mother claimed dangerous, his uncle Randolph. Randolph claims that the Norse Gods are real and the Magnus is the child of one. But before Magnus can process this he dies. Magnus plays a key role to Ragnarok (Doomday) with his sword.....

Nov 30, 2015

Magnus Chase has lived alone on the streets of Boston for 2 years after his mother died by an attack of wolves.When he is about to turn 16, his uncle Randolph (a person his mom had warned him about) tells him that Magnus is the son of a Norse god.He is to find a long lost weapon and stop the wolf from breaking free and stopping doomsday

Nov 06, 2015

Magnus Chase has lived alone for 2 years on the streets where his mother died the night when the wolfs came. When he turned 16, he came to his uncle's house, the place where his mom had warned him not to go. That day he died fighting to save others. Now when he died, he must find a weapon that has been lost for forever to stop doomsday. He and his friends must stop THE WOLF from breaking free.

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Very Good Book.

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This Sword is named Jack and can talk.

Oct 03, 2015

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 an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph 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 . . .


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Feb 28, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: You get really scared at times

Feb 28, 2016

Coarse Language: Some swearing and inappropriate language. Not suitable for younger kids

Feb 28, 2016

Violence: Violence from fights and sword fighting like the Percy Jackson series

Nov 24, 2015

Coarse Language: Dammit twice; jack*ss once, da*ned twice, one grammatically correct bas***d

white_bird_77 Aug 13, 2015

Violence: most likely there is violence. but not in a bloody way, in an exciting way!!! ;)


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"Time for you to go," Loki said. "Remember what I said. Oh, and have fun getting a mouth-to-mouth from a goat."
(Magnus) "Wait...What!?"

Jun 26, 2016

Magnus, you are the son of a Roman God

Jun 26, 2016

Loki and his three mystical sons and daughters.

Nov 05, 2015

"Blades before babes"

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