Review of “Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer”

October 4, 2016




I must admit off the bat this was a hard review to go into unbiased. The author Rick Riordan is one of my childhood favorite authors. I loved the Percy Jackson books, “The Kane Chronicles” and even enjoyed his contributions to the “39 Clues” series.


          When I heard he had started a series on Norse mythology, I knew I had to get my hands on it. You see, Norse mythology is the hardest of the pantheons to tackle. So far, the Norse didn’t have a huge cast of quirky characters with strenuous relationships, much like the Greco-Roman pantheon, or the epic adventure story between Osiris, Isis, Horus, and Set that is ready made for a fresh take.


          Luckily, Riordan continues to prove that he knows how to please his audience with a fresh cast of faces and names you’ve probably heard of before, to the fairly unknown deities whose appearance makes a myth geek like me squeal with joy.