Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series by Rick RiordanMagnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1. It has spent months at the top of the New York Times middle grade bestseller list. As a writing-focused book discussion group, we were interested in reading this book because we wanted to explore the question about whether we are writing for the kids who will read our books, or for the parents and publishers who will buy our books. Many kids unconditionally love this book. The character arcs are minor, at best. The book is far longer than is usually considered optimal.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard is a trilogy  of fantasy novels written by American author Rick Riordan with the subject of Norse mythology and published by Disney - Hyperion. The first book, The Sword of Summer , was released on October 6, The main protagonist, Magnus Chase , son of the Vanir god of fertility Frey , narrates the novel in first person. He is a cousin of Annabeth Chase , a main character of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus series, who links the two series together. The Sword of Summer is the first book in the series, released on October 6, , as a hardcover , ebook , and audiobook. On the same day, he is confronted by a fire giant named Surt , who wishes to claim a sword called "Sumarbrander" the "Sword of Summer", or "Jack". In the fight, Magnus is killed and carried to a modernized interpretation of the Norse afterlife by a Valkyrie named Samirah al-Abbas Sam.
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