Posts Tagged ‘Norse mythology’

Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard

Book 1 The swords of summer

By Rick Riordan

ISBN 9781423160915

I am seriously excited about this one. I love Percy Jackson and just know that I am going to love Magnus Chase too.  There is room in my heart after all, for another hero.

“Magnus Chase has always been a loner, a troubled kid. Since the death of his mother, he’s lived on the streets of Boston, watching out for himself and surviving by his wits.

One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he barely knows, who tells him an impossible secret: Magnus’ father was a Norse god.

After centuries apart, the Nine Worlds of Viking myth are growing closer together. The Lords of Asgard stir. Forces of evil muster for Ragnarok, and Magnus may be the only person who can prevent doomsday: by finding a weapon that has been lost since the dawn of time.

Before Magnus can even process this information, a fiery attack forces him to make a fatal choice.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die…”

Yes I have borrowed the blurb because I am too excited to create my own and cannot wait for the October release.

In the mean time why not have some fun reminding yourself all about  Percy Jackson

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Arrowhead

By Ruth Eastham

ISBN 9781407137933

Scholastic

This book arrived in the library last week and while I was processing it a student picked it up and eagerly decided he wanted it before I was even finished processing. That is great, fantastic even, that he is so excited but it means I have to now wait my turn to read it . Hhmm!

Jack has recently moved to Norway where people often talk of old myths and legends. The stuff 13 year old Jack just didn’t believe in until he discovered the body of a warrior, frozen in ice and still holding on to an arrowhead. A cursed arrowhead which can unleash terrible evil on everyone around him. Fast-paced and perfect for middle grade readers who like adventure and great myths and of course, evil curses.