Magnus Chase, a homeless teen living on the streets of Boston has few friends other than Blitz and Hearth, two homeless guys that always seem to be hanging around and protecting him. Magnus' mom is dead, killed by a pack of wolves that attacked his apartment a while back. Magnus is a demigod, the son of an ancient Norse god, who came to Earth and decided to have a kid. Because of his connection to the Gods, he is killed... but is then sent to Valhalla, Odin's hall of fallen heroes, where he decides to escape, and go on a quest to find his father's lost sword, The Sword of Summer.
I really liked this book, it has the same feeling as one of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books, but with different characters, and a bit of something else that I just can't put my finger on. One thing that I really enjoy about this book is that I learn a lot about the mythology, and the culture of the Norse. This is similar to how I learned about the Greeks with Percy Jackson books, and the Egyptians with the Kane Chronicles series. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read stories by Rick Riordan, or people who just like fantasy or mythology.
Reviewed by Julio B., Grade 10