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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

Title

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

Authors

Rick Riordan

Publisher

Disney Hyperion

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781423163374

Pages

544 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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 barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph 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 Ragnarok, 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.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Homelessness; death of a parent; death of a mother; homeless teenager; transient

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

none

Keywords

Norse mythology; adventure stories; grief; Ragnarok; prophecy; demigod; magical powers

Diversity Impact

indirect

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

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