The Sword of Summer

Ever since the terrible night two years ago, Magnus has lived on the streets of Boston with his friends Blitz and Hearth.  One day, Magnus finds out that his uncle Randolph, a man his mother warned him to stay away from, is tracking him down.  Magnus tries to escape, but soon enough Randolph catches up with him.  Randolph begins to explain about Norse mythology and a weapon called Sumarbrander, which has been lost for thousands of years.  However the more Randolph speaks, the puzzle pieces about Magnus’s past fall into place.  But he doesn’t have time to think before an attack by a fire giant causes him to choose between the life of him, or thousands of innocents. Sometimes the only way to start a new life is to die.


    Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase, the Sword of Summer is an fantastic book, and I was completely glued to it, until the very end.  However, this book is almost 500 pages, so it might be challenging for some younger readers.  The Sword of Summer was written by Rick Riordan, who specializes in mythology books, and he is incredible at it.  I recommend this book to anyone who loves action, mystery, or adventure, from the ages of 10-16, because this book is a bit lengthy.  I would also recommend this book to anyone who has read any of the Percy Jackson books, the Kane chronicles, or The Heroes Of Olympus, because they are all about mythology, and the stories are quite similar.  The Sword of Summer was a fantastic book and I am looking forward to reading the next book.