If you’ve been following any of my daily free Kindle book posts this past week, you’ll know that I’ve been obsessed with reading Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, the newest book by Rick Riordan, which I had the privilege of reading early. And now – finally – I am thrilled to be able to tell you about the book (without giving too much away, of course) and give the book away, too! Note: this post and giveaway are brought to you by Disney-Hyperion but all thoughts and enthusiasm are my own.
I love reading lots of genres….but I admit that I LOVE (as in capital L – O – V – E) reading fantasy/adventure novels geared toward youth. I love that I can read these books and then discuss them with my kids. My kids have grown up with Rick Riordan books, and I’m thrilled that I’ve had the chance to be a part of the Percy Pack the last few months.
ABOUT MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD: THE SWORD OF SUMMER
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 an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle 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 Ragnarök, 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 . . .
Check out this fun trailer for the book:
My 10-year-old son was so excited to read Magnus Chase, but since he is currently engrossed in another book for his reading club at school, I grabbed it first (insert evil laugh!). If only I had more time to read! Those of you who have read the Percy Jackson series will recognize Rick Riordan’s fun and unique style, though Magnus has a distinct voice (that I’m sure you will come to love as much as I did!). I have been fascinated to learn about Norse mythology – there are so many intriguing stories and symbols and lessons to be learned. I’m looking forward to the weekend finally being here so that I can spend more time with my nose inside the book!
Meet Some of the Characters From Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard:
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- Buy Magnus Chase HERE
MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD GIVEAWAY
One (1) winner will receive a copy of MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD: Sword of Summer!
Note: this giveaway is open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion. This giveaway will end on October 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Good luck!
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