“Wrongly chosen, wrongly slain, A hero Valhalla cannot contain. Nine days hence the sun must go east, Ere Sword of Summer unbinds the beast.”
― Rick Riordan,
Synopsis: 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 . . .
My Review: 4/5 stars
The Sword of Summer was one of my most anticipated releases of this year and I have to say… I was bit disappointed. It was a typical, amazing Rick Riordan book with hilarious, witty characters and heartwarming bonds. Also, Vikings! Being introduced to this new world was great!
I loved this book… except for the action scene that is what all the events (and the prophecy) lead up too. Just like in Blood of Olympus, the final “action scene”, where the prophecy comes true, was pretty disappointing. Not the outcome, just the fact that it was so short and rushed, there was so much room for something truly epic!
So even though I was slightly disappointed, I still fell in love with the characters, which made me give this book 4 stars.
Thank you sooooo much for reading my review! I hope you enjoyed it and until next time, happy reading! 🙂