Topic: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer, Rick Riordan
I just started a new series called Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. The first book is The Sword of Summer. It was written by Rick Riordan. Riordan also wrote the Percy Jackson books, which I love. I hope these books will be as good as the Percy Jackson series. Before I even started the book, I wondered if there was going to be a connection to the Percy Jackson books because the main character's last name is Chase and one of the main character's names in Percy Jackson is Annabeth Chase. When I started the book, I realized that there was going to be some sort of connection. Magnus is 16 and homeless. The story starts on his 16th birthday, and he finds out that his cousin, who turns out to be Annabeth, and his Uncle Fredrick are looking for him. Magus sneaks into his Uncle Randolph's house but gets cornered by Randolph. He takes Magnus to one of the bridges in the city. There is this rumbling sound and a column of smoke that is moving around the city. On the way to the bridge, Randolph tells Magus about the Vikings and Norse mythology. When they get to the bridge, Randolph tells Magnus to summon the sword from the river. Magus has no idea what he's talking about but has a weird feeling that he might be telling the truth, that the mythology is actually real. Magus tries to get the sword and an old rotten piece of metal comes flying out of the river, into Magnus's hand. The column of smoke is at the bridge now, and Magus could see there was a giant in the smoke. The giant's name was Surt and he wanted the Sword of Summer that Magnus had just pulled out of the river. The Sword had transformed and looked like an actual sword now. Surt was making the weather really hot, and the pavement started to melt, but Magnus wasn't bothered by it. He tried to fight but got hit in the stomach with a ball of melted pavement. He was knocked over the side of the bridge but managed to bring Surt down with him. Magnus fell into the river and died.