The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1)

By Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has constantly been a child. on account that his mother’s mysterious dying, he’s lived by myself at the streets of Boston, surviving via his wits, preserving one step prior to the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by way of an uncle he slightly knows—a guy his mom claimed was once harmful. Uncle Randolph tells him an most unlikely mystery: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are real. The gods of Asgard are getting ready for battle. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. to avoid Ragnarok, Magnus needs to seek the 9 Worlds for a weapon that has been misplaced for hundreds of thousands of years.

When an assault by means of fireplace giants forces him to select from his personal defense and the lives of enormous quantities of innocents, Magnus makes a deadly decision.

Sometimes, the one option to commence a brand new lifestyles is to die . . .

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I'd have performed whatever to make her retain smiling at me. If she’d informed me to leap off the realm Tree into oblivion, I would’ve performed it in a moment. I remembered her photo from my previous children’s mythology publication, and learned how ridiculously it undersold her attractiveness. The goddess of affection was once very beautiful! She had cats! I knelt sooner than my aunt, the dual sister of my father. “Freya. ” “My pricey Magnus,” she stated, “how great to fulfill you in individual! ” She grew to become to Blitzen, who was once glowering at his boots. “And how are you, Blitzen? ” requested the goddess. Blitzen sighed. “I’m high quality, mother. ” Freya Is lovely! She Has Cats! “MOM? ” i used to be SO STARTLED I wasn’t yes I’d acknowledged it aloud. “Wait…You, Blitzen. mother? ” Blitzen kicked me within the shin. Freya endured smiling. “I believe my son didn’t let you know? He’s relatively modest. Blitzen pricey, you glance really nice, yet may perhaps you straighten your collar? ” Blitzen did, muttering below his breath, “Been a bit busy operating for my existence. ” “And, dear,” Freya stated, “are you yes concerning the vest? ” “Yes, Mom,” Blitz grumbled, “I’m definite concerning the vest. Vests are coming round again. ” “Well, i guess you recognize top. ” Freya winked at me. “Blitzen is a genius with materials and model. the opposite dwarves don’t savour his services, yet i feel it’s fantastic. He desires to open his own—” “Anyway,” Blitzen acknowledged, a bit too loudly, “we’re in this quest…. ” Freya clapped. “I understand! It’s very fascinating. You’re attempting to get to Nidavellir to determine extra in regards to the rope Gleipnir. And so, obviously, the area Tree directed you first to me. ” considered one of her cats clawed at a Persian rug, ripping numerous thousand cash of weaving into fluff. i attempted to not think what the cat may possibly do to me. “So, girl Freya,” I stated, “can you aid us? ” “Of direction! ” acknowledged the goddess. “More importantly, you could support me. ” “Here we go,” acknowledged Blitzen. “Son, be well mannered. First, Magnus, how are you faring together with your sword? ” I overlooked a beat. i assume I nonetheless didn’t think about the Sword of summer time as mine. I pulled off the pendant and the blade took form in my hand. In Freya’s presence, it was once silent and nonetheless love it used to be taking part in lifeless. might be it used to be scared of cats. “I haven’t had a lot time to exploit it,” I acknowledged. “Just received it again from Ran. ” “Yes, i do know. ” Freya’s nostril wrinkled with the slightest trace of distaste. “And you brought an apple to Utgard-Loki in trade. maybe now not the wisest flow, yet I won’t criticize your offerings. ” “You simply did,” Blitzen stated. The goddess overlooked his remark. “At least you didn’t promise me to Utgard-Loki. often while giants make calls for, they need apples and my hand in marriage. ” She flipped her braid over her shoulder. “It will get very tiresome. ” I had a difficult time taking a look at Freya with out staring. There rather wasn’t something secure to concentration on—her eyes, her lips, her stomach button. I silently scolded myself, this can be Blitzen’s mother! this can be my aunt! i made a decision to target her left eyebrow. there has been not anything entrancing a few left eyebrow. “So anyway,” I stated, “I haven’t fairly killed something but with the eyebrow—I suggest the sword.

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