Rick Riordan is back with another epic adventure that blends together the worlds of gods and men in
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer.
Here's some thoughts we had while reading the first few chapters (with as few spoilers as possible):
So just to recap, 16 year old Magnus Chase is the pivotal character in this new series. His mother has been killed by some scary beastie and now he's choosing to live life as a homeless pick pocket, hiding from the thing that's apparently coming to kill him...which from the first page you totally know is going to happen. He has a family that he is trying to avoid, and some questionable friends from the streets that try to look out for him. But it's what happens after he dies that's important. That's when the adventure happens. That's where Magnus' story really begins....
Full of the hair-raising action that we have come to expect from Rick Riordan books, this one also has some incredibly witty moments e.g. "A pen sword. That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard." Readers of his previous series will love it, as well as new-comers to the fantasy adventure genre. Due to the nature of some of the battles, we recommend a reading age of 10+.