Reviews and ramblings about children's and young adult literature by an absentminded middle school librarian. I keep my blog to remember what I've read and to celebrate the wonderful world of children's and young adult literature.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Waiting on Wednesday: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer (Rick Riordan's Norse Mythology)
WoW is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spinein which we share the titles we can't wait to release.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer (Rick Riordan's Norse Mythology). 528 p. Disney-Hyperion, October 6, 2015. 9781423160915.
Publisher synopsis: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 a man he's never met-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man 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 . . . Whoa! 528 pages?!? Should be interesting. I have multiple copies of all Rick Riordan's books in my library and, for the most part, they circulate vigorously. Admittedly, the Roman mythology books circulate less. My students and I have enjoyed Melissa Armstrong's Norse Mythology series, The Blackwell Pages. It will be interesting to compare the two.