The Sword of Summer

The Sword of Summer

Book - 2015 | First edition
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Magnus Chase, a homeless boy living in Boston, finds out he is the son of a Norse god.
Publisher: Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423160915
Characteristics: ix, 497 pages ; 22 cm

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Jun 11, 2018

The only thing I would change is more black girls and if no black girls then at least more blacks.and make them attractive

Jan 13, 2018

forced to read it, but after ch 6, maybe, I couldn't put it down. Great book.

Dec 18, 2017

Okay, I loved it. I have loved Rick Riordan's books for a long time now, but for a while I shrugged them off (after Blood of Olympus- that book left me disappointed). I was worried about falling for new characters amidst poor writing choices and so I left off reading on in the Riordan world. Until now.
I'm so happy with this book. It made me completely overlook (but not forgive) BoO and was like the breath of redemption I had been longing for. I love the characters, I love the writing, the storyline and the adventure. It's just amazing how Uncle Rick continues to amaze me and pull me into this world. It's masterful.
It's also strange. I got to a point in the book that was super intense and had to put the book down and just think about what I was reading. I realized at that moment that even though I was reading this dark, twisted scene with deceit and straight up murder, I almost hadn't been phased by it. That was the moment I knew I was trapped and had no hope of letting this series go.
Very exciting story, I feel like I know the direction this next book is going to take but I know I'm going to love it.

Nov 16, 2017

When I first Started reading it, It seemed kinda boring, but once I got past chapter five or so, I NEVER wanted to put it down and finished it in a day. ITS SO GOOD! EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT!

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Oct 29, 2017

Riordan has created one of the best books yet, and once I started to read it I just can't put it down!

Sep 17, 2017

The Sword of Summer is another one of Riordan’s fantasy novels, based on homeless Magnus Chase who used to live with his Uncle but now occupies the streets with Blitz and Hearth. But everything in his life changes when he battles a monster and dies… and rebirths in Valhalla, the heaven for heroes. He is pulled into a world of Valkyries, Norse gods and Viking history and Riordan spins of a saga of delight once more with his fans. Magnus Chase isn’t a bit like Percy Jackson or the Kanes, which is a relief considering I wouldn’t enjoy it if I saw glimpses of Riordan’s previous characters in this book. Annabeth makes a well-timed venture into the novel as well, and I’m just overly glad I have a fun way to learn about Nordic legends and mythology thanks to this book. A little boring for me now but still pretty well written for a range of audiences. Rating 3.5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 30, 2017

This was a pretty good book. I myself am a bit old for Rick Riordan, but I can tell you that it has a well made plot, humorous moments, and is a generally an easy, enjoyable read.

Aug 10, 2017

I am shook that was such a good book it feels like your inside this magical word and you can just picture it. I didn't even leave this book once I sat down started the book at 5:30 sharp and I l stood up after finishing the book at 6:50

Jul 24, 2017

Rick Riordan is probably my favourite author, the way he writes his stories with action and daring but also with humour and wit is really fun to read.

Jul 19, 2017

I loved this book, it was my favourite next to the second book, Hammer of Thor... :) Its so interesting and fun, starting with "Hello! You're Going to Die"

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Jun 26, 2016

A good book

Jun 26, 2016

Magnus live under the streets as a hobo after his mother's death two years ago. He promise his mother to avoid how uncle Randolph. Until Magnus get caught by his uncle and learn the secrets about his father throughout his adventure. Until Ranorok comes! Magnus bravery sacrifice causes him to go to Hotel Valhalla and earn a upgrade to his strong body such as a hero. Magnus got his own Valkyrie named Samirah Al-Abbas (Sam). Sam is the daughter of Loki, the God of evil. Sam took Magnus to the dinner room with a table as long as 1 kilo filled about 8000 Enherjar and 2000 Valkyries. Everyone sat down and devouring the huge goat meat while the Captin Valkyrie named Gunilla put on the video of Magnus battling Surt. Gunilla wasn't accepting Magnus bravery because every warrior needs to hold a sword while dying. However Magnus haven't hold the Sword of Summer because the sword got stuck in Surt's Chest. But Sam argued that Magnus needs to find the sword and bring it back to Valhalla, problem solved. For instance no one agreed with Sam and Sam got fired being a Valkyrie. (I don't want to spoil the book!!)

Feb 28, 2016

After 2 years on the street with his buds Hearth and Blitz after his mother's mysterious death, Magnus Chase meets a man who his mother claimed dangerous, his uncle Randolph. Randolph claims that the Norse Gods are real and the Magnus is the child of one. But before Magnus can process this he dies. Magnus plays a key role to Ragnarok (Doomday) with his sword.....

Nov 30, 2015

Magnus Chase has lived alone on the streets of Boston for 2 years after his mother died by an attack of wolves.When he is about to turn 16, his uncle Randolph (a person his mom had warned him about) tells him that Magnus is the son of a Norse god.He is to find a long lost weapon and stop the wolf from breaking free and stopping doomsday

Nov 06, 2015

Magnus Chase has lived alone for 2 years on the streets where his mother died the night when the wolfs came. When he turned 16, he came to his uncle's house, the place where his mom had warned him not to go. That day he died fighting to save others. Now when he died, he must find a weapon that has been lost for forever to stop doomsday. He and his friends must stop THE WOLF from breaking free.

Sorry, no more spoilers!
Very Good Book.

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This Sword is named Jack and can talk.

Oct 03, 2015

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 . . .


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Feb 28, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: You get really scared at times

Feb 28, 2016

Coarse Language: Some swearing and inappropriate language. Not suitable for younger kids

Feb 28, 2016

Violence: Violence from fights and sword fighting like the Percy Jackson series

Nov 24, 2015

Coarse Language: Dammit twice; jack*ss once, da*ned twice, one grammatically correct bas***d

white_bird_77 Aug 13, 2015

Violence: most likely there is violence. but not in a bloody way, in an exciting way!!! ;)


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Nov 17, 2017

"Time for you to go," Loki said. "Remember what I said. Oh, and have fun getting a mouth-to-mouth from a goat."
(Magnus) "Wait...What!?"

Jun 26, 2016

Magnus, you are the son of a Roman God

Jun 26, 2016

Loki and his three mystical sons and daughters.

Nov 05, 2015

"Blades before babes"

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