Monday, October 9, 2017

Book Spotlight: The Ship of the Dead

Do you have kiddos who really enjoyed the Percy Jackson books? Maybe they are really into Greek mythology, good versus evil, or fans of Thor? If so, you really need to pick up Rick Riordan's Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series. The latest installment is available now and already hard to find at bookstores!

Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?

I haven't read any of the books OR seen the movie Thor (don't judge me!) but my son was all about this book and was pretty excited that it showed up in the mail. Since I haven't read it but he has, his comments about the book are that he's worried about Percy, and he had lots of questions about Magnus and Alex. My guess based on his questions are that they are a couple, or maybe want to be a couple, but he didn't seem to understand the greater meaning of that (he's nine). Overall? He liked the book and asked if there was more coming, and I am pretty sure this is the last one, but who knows. Stranger things have happened, right? 

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