" The Sword of Summer is a propulsive, kinetic, witty rebooting of Norse mythology with all the charm of the Percy Jackson novels. Instantly likeable heroes! Insane action! Cool villains! A twisting, turning, always exciting story! Rick Riordan does it again, even better."-- New York Times best-selling author Michael Grant
- Rick Riordan is a #1 New York Times best-selling author many times over
- Rick has been intrigued by Norse mythology since childhood
- Ties in to Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
- The diverse cast includes a hearing-impaired elf, a Muslim Valkyrie, and a Black dwarf
- Includes a teaser for Book 2
- Ideal entertainment for middle schoolers but can be enjoyed by older readers too
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 . . ."