|Having lived on the streets
since the night when enormous glowing-eyed beasts broke into their apartment
and killed his mother, Magnus Chase has gotten used to surviving by his wits.
Then on his 16th birthday, his Uncle Randolph (who his mother had warned him
against) finds him and reveals the unthinkable – that he’s the son of a Norse
god. Magnus doesn’t believe him at first. Who would? But as stories about the
gods of Asgard, wolves, and giants bubble up from Magnus’s memory, he realizes
the Viking myths are true. Thor,
Odin, and Loki really exist. Ragnarok – the Norse doomsday – is coming and to
save the universe, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for the Sword of Summer,
a weapon lost for thousands of years. Your young readers will be on the edge
of their seats as Riordan takes them on another thrilling ride, this time
focusing on Norse mythology as Magnus braves dangers and wonders to save the
world from decimation. Ages 10 and up. 500pp. Signed by Rick Riordan.