Magnus Chase is truly amazing. It is a bit like the Percy Jackson series though, with a boy related to gods, a quest, good friends and ancient myths. However, it does have differences. The main character, Magnus Chase, dies at the beginning of the book and tells the story in Valhalla (the home of dead, brave Viking warriors). As he travels through the Viking worlds, we learn about old myths and legends.Magnus must find a rope to bind the Fenris wolf a beast that can harm the gods, otherwise Doomsday will arrive. Fenris wolf is the son of Loki, the god of mischief, so it won’t be easy.
Magnus sets off on quest’s and is helped by various companions – Blitzer the dwarf, Hearthstone the elf, a Valkyrie called Samirah. Most important is Jack the Sword – a hovering sword that talks. The sword used to belong to his dad Frey, but gave him up when he fell madly in love with a giantess.
The writing is fast-paced and the plot is well planned, you don’t know what’s going to happen next. I liked the character of Magnus. He is funny and handles problems well.
I would rate this book 5 out of 5. I really like the way that every time Rick Riordan writes a new book he easily embraces the myths and legends of his subject and makes them fit to stories. The characters are believable even though they come from myth. So if you like norse mythology, you should read Magnus Chase and the sword of summer by Rick Riordan.