The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Series: (Magnus Chase #1)
Publication date: October 06th, 2015
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology
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.
I am even more excited for this book now than I was when it was first announced. I really cannot wait for October to get here! AND OMG LOOK AT THIS COVER IT IS GORGEOUS! John Rocco is an AMAZING artist and I love that he does the art for all of Riordan’s books. Below is a tweet from John Rocco with the full painting without the text. Soooo gorgeous, I can’t get over it!
— John Rocco (@johnroccoart) June 19, 2015