Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer Description
ReviewPRAISE FOR THE SWORD OF SUMMER"Rick Riordan's new series is simply brilliant-maybe his best yet! I thought I knew Norse mythology, but now that I've read the gripping and hilarious Sword of Summer, I'll never see Thor the same way again. Get ready to stay up all night reading!"â€•New York Times #1 best-selling author Harlan CobenPRAISE FOR THE TITAN'S CURSE"All in all, a winner of Olympic proportions."â€•School Library JournalPRAISE FOR THE SON OF NEPTUNE "Should pacing and wit continue unabated into the third volume, whose foretold European setting promises further freshness, fans will eagerly await numbers four and five."â€•Kirkus ReviewsPRAISE FOR THE MARK OF ATHENA "With a true storyteller's sense of pacing, Riordan creates another compelling adventure, right down to the cliff-hanger at the end. Stay tuned for volume four."â€•BooklistPRAISE FOR THE LIGHTNING THIEF"Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats."â€•New York Times Book ReviewPRAISE FOR THE HOUSE OF HADES "In this adventure, victories are hard-won and the essence of bravery nuanced, making the journey as satisfying as it is entertaining."â€•Kirkus ReviewsPRAISE FOR THE HOUSE OF HADES "Adventure fans will relish the action as their heroes confront formidable foes, while readers who have come to love the characters will enjoy following the different individuals as they take the stage in scenes that are usually dramatic, often witty, and occasionally surprising. A satisfying, penultimate entry in the Heroes of Olympus series." â€•Booklist OnlinePRAISE FOR THE SEA OF MONSTERS * "In a feat worthy of his heroic subjects, Riordan crafts a sequel stronger than his compelling debut."â€•Publishers Weekly (starred review)PRAISE FOR THE LAST OLYMPIAN "Riordan masterfully orchestrates the huge cast of characters and manages a coherent, powerful tale at once exciting, philosophical and tear-jerking. The bestselling series' legions of fans will cheer their heroes on and rejoice in such a compelling conclusion to the saga."â€•Kirkus Reviews (starred review)PRAISE FOR PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GODS"The novel's winning combination of high-voltage adventure and crackling wit is balanced with scenes in which human needs, fears, and ethical choices take center stage."â€•Booklist (starred review)PRAISE FOR PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GODS "The clash of modern and classical worlds is both exciting and entertaining."â€•The New York Times Book ReviewPRAISE FOR THE SWORD OF SUMMER"The Sword of Summer combines the glory of Norse myth with the joy of Rick Riordan's effervescent world-building. One of Riordan's funniest books-everything from the chapter titles to the wry humor of Magnus Chase will have you chuckling, even as the plot races along at breakneck speed. Check me in to Hotel Valhalla, please. I'll be staying."â€•New York Times #1 best-selling author Cassandra ClarePRAISE FOR THE SWORD OF SUMMER"The Sword of Summer is a propulsive, kinetic, witty rebooting of Norse mythology with all the charm of the Percy Jackson novels. Instantly likeable heroes! Insane action! Cool villains! A twisting, turning, always exciting story! Rick Riordan does it again, even better."â€•New York Times best-selling author Michael Grant
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