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Book Critique: The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3)

For review of all books in this series: Go here.

Stars: 3 / 5

Recommendation: A young adult fantasy novel involving Gods, Demi-Gods, Prophecies, Quests and Ragnarok - thoroughly entertaining and very enchanting. A few flaws here and there yet a decent read for those young adults.

The Ship of the Dead is the third and final book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy by Rick Riordan based on Norse Mythology, published in October of 2017. The story continues six weeks after the events in the second book, The Hammer of Thor, with more adventures around demi-god Magnus Chase, and again written in first-person narration form. In this sequel, Magnus Chase and his friends set about to re-capture Loki before he wreaks more havoc on the world.

At the end of the previous book, I realized that Annabeth Chase is in fact the same one whom we met in Percy Jackson series and the spin-off The Heroes of Olympus series (which totally eluded me until then). And we also see that Annabeth Chase was going to bring Percy Jackson and meet with Magnus Chase so he can get trained better for his next adventure. That is where this plot begins.

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Book Critique: The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2)

For review of all books in this series: Go here.

Stars: 3 / 5

Recommendation: A young adult fantasy novel involving Gods, Demi-Gods, Prophecies, Quests and Ragnarok - a good sequel, but felt a little bit dragging at some places.

The Hammer of Thor is the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan based on Norse Mythology, published in October of 2016. The story continues six weeks after the events in the first book, The Sword of Summer, with more adventures around demi-god Magnus Chase, and again written in first-person narration form. In this sequel, Magnus Chase is now on a hunt to find the Hammer of Thor that has gone missing.

Similar to the first book, Riordan has a diverse variety of characters, some carried forward from the first book and some added new. The book won the 2017 Stonewall Book Award for Children's literature.

After healing from his wounds from his war with Fenris Wolf, Magnus Chase is again on a new adventure. He and his friends - Samirah "Sam" al-Abbas, a Valkyrie; Hearthstone, a light elf and Blitzen, a dwarf - set about to find the missing Hammer of Thor. An adventure that takes them across the Nine Worlds again, having them fight some giants and evil gods, all along trying to stay safe and alive.

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Book Critique: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1)

For review of all books in this series: Go here

Stars: 3.5 / 5

Recommendation: A young adult fantasy novel involving Gods, Demi-Gods, Prophecies, Quests and Ragnarok - thoroughly entertaining and very enchanting.

The Sword of Summer is the first book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan based on Norse Mythology, published in October of 2016. The series revolves around a 16-year old demi-god, Magnus Chase, and written in first-person narration form. In the first book, Magnus Chase finds out that he is son of Norse deity, Frey and  that he must stop Fenris Wolf from escaping his prison and end the world.

After reading Rick Riordan's take on the Greek, Roman and Egyptian gods, I had expected a similar plot-line in this series on Norse gods - a 16 year old demi-god who is put in a path of prophecy fighting evil for the betterment of the world or worlds. And he hadn't disappointed me, except that this time around the demi-god lives in two worlds, a small twist in the grand schema. The book won the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Middle Grade and Children's Fiction.

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