Rick Riordan’s The Sword of Summer is the first book in his new Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, based on Norse mythology. After dying in a strange accident, teenager Magnus learns he is actually the son of a god: Odin, king of the gods. When evil begins menacing Boston – and threatens his newly discovered family – Magnus must embark on an epic quest to find Thor’s hammer, which will allow him to prevent Ragnarok (the end times) from occurring. This action-packed audiobook features superb narration by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
For who is this book for ?
Rick Riordan’s The Sword of Summer is for readers who love exciting adventure stories based on Norse mythology. suspenseful scenes, and likeable characters. Tyson’s narration lends the audiobook a brisk pace that will keep listeners engaged from start to finish.
- Gripping, exciting adventure story
- Cleverly interweaves Norse mythology with modern day settings and characters
- Expert narration by Neil deGrasse Tyson
- The book may be too violent or scary for some young readers.
- The mythology can be confusing for those who are not familiar with Norse legends.
- Some of the characters are one-dimensional and lack development.
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“Rick Riordan does an amazing job of weaving modern day teenage life into Norse mythology. This book is the first in a new series and I am already hooked!”
“Rick Riordan brilliantly brings the gods of Asgard and Norse mythology to life in this The Sword of Summer audiobook. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, it is perfect for fans of Percy Jackson.”
“I have to say that I am impressed with the world-building in this book. Rick Riordan has taken Norse mythology and turned it into an amazing story.”
“The Sword of Summer is a great start to another amazing series by Rick Riordan. I was immediately drawn into the story and couldn’t put it down. The characters are well developed and the plot is fast paced. I highly recommend this audiobook for anyone who loves mythology, adventure stories, or just an enjoyable listen.”