Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus faces his most dangerous trial yet. His cousin, Annabeth, recruits her boyfriend, Percy Jackson, to give Magnus some pointers, but will his training be enough? Loki is free from his chains. He's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus and his friends to stop him, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. Does he have what it takes to outwit the wily trickster god?
Weird but good
I mean this in a positive way
Can we take a moment please
Okay, I love this book, yadda yadda yadda. It’s amazing and I totally recommend it!!! BUT. Can we take a moment and realize the extreme stupidity of the person who said “ didn’t even show the fight of ragnarok”?? Because to have shown that, the “mortals”, aka us, the readers would have to have know what the world was pretty much ending, and so obviously he couldn’t writethat in. I’m really not trying to be mean here, just pointing stuff out!
I really love this series and I have this book on my bookshelf at home. I really like the characters and I think this book is really good at breaking off from the normal teen adventure and romance stereotypes to create a wonderful story. My favorite character is Alex and I think that she/he add a lot to the story. (Sorry if I phrased the pronouns wrong). I also love the fact that Sam is a strong independent Muslim girl and I hope that people won’t stereotype others just because of what the media says about those who are part of the Muslim culture and religion. For those of you who have said so on some other reviews, why would you say praising Allah is wrong? It’s part of her religion and is something she believes in. I may not be Muslim myself but don’t say someone practicing their religion is wrong. Another great thing about this book is that the narrator (Magnus) does not do everything on his own and is not the only one taking credit for the achievements in the book. This book is amazing and if you haven’t read the first two, you definitely should! I don’t think this book is political as someone’s religion or sexuality is not part of politics, but part of their own identity. Also, you should really check out Rick Riorden’s other book series like Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, or even Trials of Apollo if you have not already. I’m in high school and I still consider them to be my favorite books. Thanks for reading my review! I really hope you read this book, it will open you up to a whole new world! I really wish he’d make another one.