If you have a child who has loved Percy Jackson, they will love Rick Riordan’s new Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer. While the Percy Jackson series taught kids about Greek Mythology through a modern day hero, the Magnus Chase trilogy aims to teach kids about Norse Mythology.
If you’re not familiar with Norse Mythology, I have 3 Ways to Learn about Norse Mythology before you dive into the first book in the trilogy.
Since writing this post, we also received National Geographic’s Treasury of Norse Mythology that is a great handbook to the tales of ancient Scandinavia.
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’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle 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 Ragnarök, 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 . . .
According to Emily, the newest Rick Riordan book is all the rage among her middle school peers and you can win a copy for your family! Good luck!
This post was written as part of an uncompensated partnership with Disney-Hyperion where I received a numbered special limited advance edition of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard and Percy Jackson related products for my participation. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are included in this post.