The Sword of Summer

The Sword of Summer

Book - 2015
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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 :, Disney/Hyperion,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423160915
Branch Call Number: J RIO
Characteristics: ix, 497 pages ; 22 cm

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burgundy_goat_17
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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Zi Yan Fang
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!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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Writer2003
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.

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aarna_1
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

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jadenf404
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.

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SuperFuzzyBunny
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"

sarahbru17 Jul 07, 2017

Characters: 9/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
Very fun, engaging read. It had all the entertainment value of Percy Jackson without feeling like the same thing all over again. I found all the Norse stuff really interesting. The plot was engaging; they moved around a lot, had lots of different challenges building towards the final challenge. The characters are great; Magnus is sarcastic and funny, Sam is hard-core but likeable, Blitz and Hearth are FAB—even Jack is hilarious. The other einherjar are cool peeps too. I like the villains—Surt, Loki, Hel, Fenris. There’s lots of mystical stuff to make it very interesting and cool. The chapter titles are also a total win. I eagerly await the sequel!

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Yohoona
Jun 23, 2017

In this new fantastical adventure by Rick Riordan, the two worlds of Percy Jackson and Magnus Chase (or is it nine worlds?) overlap with classic Riordan wit and new, fast-paced adventure. It becomes clear that this book will contain more hilarious content for fans of Rick Riordan from the first chapter title (Good Morning! You're Going To Die!) All in all, this is another amazing mythology series from Rick Riordan. Five Stars, Amazing Book.

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bairosar
May 04, 2017

I did NOT see that Annabeth is Magnus's cousin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was the best EVER. :) :) :) :) :) :)
GOOD MORNING YOUR GOING TO DIE

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HarryO_2005
Oct 03, 2017

HarryO_2005 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Writer2003
Aug 30, 2017

Writer2003 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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black_pony_62
Oct 08, 2016

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Jun 18, 2016

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mauve_raven_12
May 29, 2016

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Apr 10, 2016

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Mar 13, 2016

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Emberfeather
Feb 28, 2016

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Book_worm_savage
Jun 26, 2016

A good book

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SharkPVP140
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!!)

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Emberfeather
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.....

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fireloot39
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

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TracyThan
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.

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lovepop221
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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Emberfeather
Feb 28, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: You get really scared at times

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Emberfeather
Feb 28, 2016

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

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Emberfeather
Feb 28, 2016

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

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
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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burgundy_goat_17
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!?"

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Book_worm_savage
Jun 26, 2016

Magnus, you are the son of a Roman God

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SharkPVP140
Jun 26, 2016

Loki and his three mystical sons and daughters.

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Nov 05, 2015

"Blades before babes"
-Jack

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