Yeah, I know. You guys are going to read about how I died in agony, and you’re going be like, ‘Wow! That sounds cool, Magnus! Can I die in agony, too?’
I have been waiting for this book for awhile and trust me when I tell you the wait was worth it! I really enjoyed it a lot! You would not be disappointed with this book…. I am a big fan of Rick Riordan’s books but I was really skeptical at how the story of the Norse Gods will work out I mean I haven’t found any good Norse god stories. This book was actually really better than I thought it would be. Like all of Rick’s books there was near death experiences, magic, gods and it had his usual snarky humor, action and strong bonds of friendships.
I loved the explanations of the Nordic Mythology especially because I don’t know that much about the Norse Gods, well not as much as I know of the Greek and Roman gods. And I would never have been able to pronounce all those Norse words, I still can’t! It did help that Rick sounded most of them out for us and I liked that “Who’s Who” list at the end of the book. I just wish that Rick would write a book with a female as a main character for once…. I mean I like the males but a female would be nice for once. I mean Rick does write about strong and confident females as sidekicks, why cant he make one of them a main character once.
My name is Magnus Chase. I’m sixteen years old. This is the story of how my life went downhill after I got myself killed.
Trust me I love the appearance of Annabeth in this book and the connection Magnus and Annabeth has. I hope we get to see more of Annabeth in this book. She is one of my favorites after all! This book had some memorable characters. I liked Sam but I liked Blitz and Hearth more. I actually found that this book had more humor in than I thought it would. Why I gave this book a 4 heart rating rather than a 5 heart rating is because the book has to much similarities to Percy Jackson and the Lighting thief. It felt like deja vu though I can say I laughed much more in this book! This book also has Rick’s clever ideas with twist and cliff-hanging chapters that forces you to stay up all night just to finish the book. Luckily I read this book in the weekend other wise I would have been real grouchy at work. 😛 If it weren’t for Rick’s amazing style and me laughing so much with the humor then I would have rated this book much lower. But I cant make myself give this book less than 4! I hope the next book wont remind me so much of Percy Jackson’s books….