In only a few days, Rick Riordan‘s latest literary instalment, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer, will hit bookshelves.
To get you psyched for the first book in Riordan’s new series, we’ve got the first five chapters for you to read online. There’s no catch – just sit back, relax, and fall into a world of Norse gods, myths, and adventure.
In Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, “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 an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle 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 Ragnarök, 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 . . .”
Want to get to know the eclectic and thrilling characters a bit better? Check out these character cards for a brief rundown on who each person is and get an idea of how they might play into the story:
If you’re a huge Rick Riordan fan or just want to get yourself a good book, enter below for your chance to win a copy of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard – Book One: The Sword of Summer.
[Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion]
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