Waiting on Wednesday: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick is:

The Sword of Summer
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1
Author: Rick Riordan
Published October 1st 2015 by Walker Books

Goodreads Summary
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's never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle 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 . . .

Why I'm waiting:
  • I love all types of mythology, though I don't know much about Norse gods (except Thor and Loki, to be honest). I'm going to be doing a Viking module this year at university, and I think this book will be perfect for a bit light hearted insight into their religious mindset.
  • I've adored all of Rick's books so far, and the fact that the main character of this series is Annabeth's cousin, I'm hoping we'll see a bit more from her, and Percy, over the course of the series.

Are you waiting for this book? Have you already read it? Let me know :)

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