Book Review: The Sword of Summer


Title: The Sword of Summer

Author: Rick Riordan

Published: October 6th, 2015

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult/ Middle Grade, Mythology

My Rating:  ☆   ☆   ☆   ☆  ☆ /5

“Such is human memory… you forget the truth and believe what makes you feel better.”


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.


The first book in the Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard (trilogy). Uncle Rick started the series with such a blast. This book tackles the famous Norse Mythology. As you read further, you will encounter the famous gods such as Loki and Thor.

I really like Magnus’ character, well, because I felt a deeper connection. I mean the sass of Magnus is just real. You can actually see the work of Rick Riordan on Magnus Chase, like even if the situation is serious, he still finds a way to make the scene funny. 

Sam’s character just keeps you guessing on her story. She has a well-hidden background story that will keep you guessing and that will keep you on reading just to find out what is happening to her and what is her secret.

For a deeper thought, I fell in love with the characters because they just simply connect each other and they could really connect to the readers and they just seem so real.

The book made me laugh all throughout the story. The sense of humor of the story is just so funny that sometimes words can’t explain it if you’re clutching your stomach from laughing too hard. 

I mainly love this book because it is in my area of genre and it is easy to understand the story.

I can’t wait for the release of the second book already. Read this story to find out why!


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