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Book Review- Magnus Chase book 1 by Rick Roirdan

June 7, 2017

Genre: Urban Fantasy

 

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 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 . . .

 

My Take: I loved this book as I do with every one of Rick Riordan's books. I think he's gonna make a new book between Greek and Roman gods, Egyptians gods and Asgardian Gods so..... I dunno. He mentions the Greek a few times during the story Greek's and Romans are already tied together and Egyptians might be tied in as well through the one character that is familiar to most of us (although I wouldn't know about the Egyptian Greek Roman fiasco haven't read the book yet) and I'm curious to see whether it ends in a bunch of heroes or a bloody war. Only time will tell.

 

The Beginning of the book is really enticing informing you what's gonna happen for the first bit which makes you wonder. "Gee, I wonder why blah blah blah happened." which encourages you to keep reading until you find yourself not being able to put the book down and your friends grabbing it out of hands to get your attention. Ending is a bit... well... unexpected, I suppose. I can't reveal much but an evil fire giant wants to hasten Ragnarok by destroying "The Wolf's" bindings to unleash it because the first stage of Ragnarok is the unleashing of "The Wolf" so I suppose that's what he would want but to break "The Wolf's" bindings he would have to find the sharpest blade in the Nine Worlds to cut it. Anyways Magnus has to face 5 forces during the battle to hasten or deny Ragnarok and he has to use his willpower to survive.

 

I enjoy the fact that Magnus has 2 partners more or less from the beginning, Blitz and Hearth, who happen to be not human but can still pass off as them. Having a goddess of Prettiness/Love as an aunt? That's gotta suck. Tbh my favorite character is Annabeth even tho she has a minor role in the book by only being in a few pages, but she offered to help Magnus believing she was the one who  knew what was going on when she kinda did, but he still declined her anyways thinking she was a normal mortal. I want to ask those of you who have read this book a few questions. Who was your favorite character and why? What did you think of the book? What do you think on whats going to happen with the Asgardian, Greek, Roman, Egyptian mash up? And do you approve or disapprove of the Mash up if he makes one?

 

Until next time,

 

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