Rick Riordan’s Introduction to Norse Mythology

Rick Riordan, the creator of Percy Jackson, has just released the first book in his new series.  Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard follows Rick’s new character, Magnus Chase, as he tries to prevent the end of the world, Ragnarok. If you love Percy Jackson you’ll love this new series.  You can reserve your copy at the library now.

Cover of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard 1Magnus 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 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.

If you read Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer and want to find out more about Norse mythology or read more stories featuring the Norse gods we have the perfect book list for you.  We’ve just created an If you like…Norse Mythology for Kids booklist that has some great books that you could try next, including:

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