I’m back for another book review. This time it is the first book in the Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan – Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer.

As you know, I like to keep my reviews nice and short so here goes nothing.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Genre: Fantasy Fiction | Author: Rick Riordan


“Magnus Chase, a homeless teenager, has just learned an impossible secret: he is the son of a Norse god. Now he must search for a weapon that will save the world or herald its doom. There’s just one little catch: to succeed, he first must die.”

Who Is Rick Riordan?

“Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award.

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Now it’s time for my book review of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer:

Positives: Magnus Chase: Sword of Summer is my first ever book by Rick Riordan, but I want to buy the entire series after just the first few chapters. Each character is thoroughly developed throughout the first book but still leaving you wanting more. I especially enjoyed both the known and generally unknown elements of Norse mythology.

Negatives: Truthfully, I didn’t find many obvious negatives in this book. There were some “filler” moments, though. Moments I personally felt was unnecessary to the overall story.

Overall: 4 out of 5 Stars!