The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series

by Rick Riordan (Author)

Book Cover for the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series
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...

Summary and books in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series

Tags: fantasy, myth & legend, culture, action, adventure,
Series reading level: 9+
Books in series: 3
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: October 2016

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1The Sword of Summer  (2015)
2The Hammer of Thor  (2016)
3The Ship of the Dead  (2017)