Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Book Review: Magnus Chase and the God's of Asgard
Author: Rick Riordan
Teen Reviewer: Se Choi
Magnus Chase is an einherjar (a soul that died bravely and lives in Valhalla) that had already saved the world once from a wold called Fenris, had another mission to retrieve the hammer of Thor. He was informed by a friend that the hammer was hidden in a tomb located at Cape Cod. Gathering three of his friends, he travels to Cape Cod and opens the tomb. But instead of finding the hammer, he finds the Skofnung Sword. This turns out to be an evil scheme of Loki to free himself by cutting his restraints with the Skofnung Sword and starting Doomsday. Loki plans to trade the hammer for the sword. Magnus and his friends go to Alfheim to find the Skofnung Stone and to the Giant King to gain info. After, they finally go to Loki’s Chamber and fought giants that were working with Loki. During the fight, Magnus’s team takes the hammer, but Loki was set free by the Skofnung Sword. Right when Loki was about to kill them, Thor, Heimdall and Vidar came to the rescue. Even though Loki escaped, Thor got his hammer back. And Magnus’s team prepared for the next battle against Loki.
The novel is very interesting and filled with Norse mythology and amusing scenes. It relates to characters in the previous Percy Jackson books a little.