The Ship of the Dead

The Ship of the Dead

Book - 2017 | First edition
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Magnus and his friends set sail for the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat, Loki's demonic ship full of zombies.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781423160939
Characteristics: vii, 421 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 08, 2018

Honestly? Transgender? Pro-Islam? Riordan, I expected better. Not only did you mock and wreck the Norse myths, you also support all of Trudeau's garbage and packed your book with it!
This book was better than the rest of the trilogy and I would have rated it higher if it didn't have the stuff mentioned above.

Apr 05, 2018

i liked the book but it was not as good as the percy jackson books


P.S, I kind of did a little sneak

DCLteens Mar 29, 2018

Follow Magnus Chase and his friends as they go on a journey across the nine worlds to stop the end of the world. This humor and action story brings Norse Mythology to life, again.
Reviewed by Alyse, a Teen Library Council member

Mar 17, 2018

My 25th Rick Riordan book, some of which I have read five times. While I enjoyed this book, I preferred book one 'The Sword of Summer' and two 'The Hammer of Thor.' Doctor-at-Bass Fishing. Taylor A.

Dec 29, 2017

Rick Riordan is my #2 favourite author- but, there's, like, (counting... Alex, Sam, Mallory..) 3
girl main characters! THREE! COME ON ,:(

Also, Keaselkie, saying that about 11-year-olds is STUPID! You were 11 once, too, and if you aren't yet, you WILL BE in a few years. So just DEAL WITH IT, and respect EVERYONE'S opinions.

kirstd31 Dec 11, 2017

It was a good ending to this series. It was funny and adventurous.

Nov 16, 2017

To put it simply, Magnus Chase and his friends have one week to travel to the Norse ancient lands, defeat and capture Loki and stop Naglfar from setting sail with its army of giants, all the nine worlds and everyone in them will be destroyed. But it’s not like there’s any pressure or anything. Rick Riordan sets sail one last time with the most hilarious yet realistic story of good versus evil you’ll ever read. He has a such a big range of well-balanced characters, you have to create three categories to fit all of them: Main, middle and minor; they give him opportunities for expansion within this part of his universe simply because they’re good characters, but it could never be big enough to explore them all in depth. Their personalities and vulnerabilities make them feel human, even though some of them are elves! Although I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed with this book. However, it’s not because it isn’t a good book; it’s because he has simply set the bar too high with his previous ones. If you’re looking for another version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this book is proof enough that Riordan’s should be near the top of your list. After all, he is on mine.
- @R2-D2 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 08, 2017

I am so pleased with this book. I enjoyed the adventure, the tie in with everyone's backstories. Even though the ending felt Disney-esque and Harry Potter-esque, I liked that it was a battle of wits rather than a physical battle. That felt different and I enjoyed it.

Also Magnus and Alex FTW! That's all I'll say to that.

A good Rick Riordan book: funny, formulaic and heartfelt. He never fails to disappoint (unless it's the Kane Chronicles but I just pretend those don't exist).

LPL_LaurenT Nov 02, 2017

The third installment of the Magnus Chase series does not disappoint! Packed full of action, great character development and random Norse gods, I had a rip roaring good time with this book. Riordan’s Loki is so slimy and evil, but also so clever, that I was sitting on the edge of my seat hoping that our heroes would prevail. With one of the truly most diverse cast of characters from a middle grade blockbuster (and maybe all middle grade books?), Magnus Chase is a welcome addition to Riordan’s pantheon. Can’t wait for more adventures from the Floor Ninteeners!

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Apr 09, 2018

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Nov 04, 2017

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Blitz and Hearth were almost top the shore when Alex stopped abruptly.
I didn't have any energy left either, but I thought I should try to sound encouraging. "We-we have to k-keep going." I looked over. We were nose-to-nose under the blankets. Her scarf had dipped below her chin. Her breath was like limes.
Then, before I even knew what was happening, she kissed me. She could have bitten off my mouth and I would have been less surprised. Her lips were cracked and rough from the cold. Her nose fit perfectly next to mine. Our faces aligned, our breaths mixed. Then she pulled away.
"I wasn't going to die without doing that, " she said.

"Well, Estelle Blofis," Percy corrected. "My stepdad is Paul Blofis. Not much I can do about that surname, but my little sis is awesome. Five fingers. Five toes. Two eyes. She drools a lot."
"Just like her brother", Annabeth said.


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