Waiting on Wednesday #11: Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is an original weekly feature created at Breaking the Spine. The idea is that each week you make a post that spotlights upcoming releases that you're eagerly anticipating. You can find out more about this feature here.

This week I am deciding to spotlight:


Publication date: October 6th 2015

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 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.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

So ever since I fell madly in love with Rick Riordan's writing, I've been waiting for him to produce a work of art based around Norse Mythology - something that Rick admits he's extremely passionate for and someday he wanted to write a novel about them. Here it is! It comes out in October and it's clear there's going to be some links to the already established world that are made very clear if you've read the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series. I didn't enjoy the Kane Chronicles as much as the PJO/HOO series because I wasn't too invested in Egyptian mythology however Norse really intruiges me and I'm very exited to see Rick's take on it!

So what is your Waiting on Wednesday pick this week? 

Let me know in the comments below, or over on any of my social media platforms. I'd love to read what your picks are!

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