The Sword of SummerBook - 2015
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OPL_BethS Nov 26, 2019
First book in Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series.
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 is tracked down by a man he's never met -- a man his mother claimed was dan... Read More »
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"He signed to us, and this time I think actually meant I love you and not the giantesses are drunk." - Magnus
""Hush." Sam glanced apprehensively at Thor. "Certain people aren't so keen on my father or my father's children."
"Certain people are snoring like a chain saw." - The Sword of Summer
"I met a guy who could play the harmonica with his nose, a drum set with his feet, a guitar with his hands, and a xylophone with his butt all at the same time." - Magnus
I decided to focus on her left eyebrow. There was nothing entrancing about a left eyebrow. "So anyway," I said "I haven't really killed anything yet with the eyebrow- I mean the sword"
- Magnus to Freya page 275+ 276
"Time for you to go," Loki said. "Remember what I said. Oh, and have fun getting a mouth-to-mouth from a goat."
SummaryAdd a Summary
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!!)
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.....
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
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.
This Sword is named Jack and can talk.
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 . . .
Coarse Language: Some swearing and inappropriate language. Not suitable for younger kids
Violence: Violence from fights and sword fighting like the Percy Jackson series
Coarse Language: Dammit twice; jack*ss once, da*ned twice, one grammatically correct bas***d