Title: The Sword of Summer
Author: Rick Riordan
Expected Publication: October 6th 2015 by Disney Hyperion Books
Genre: Childrens, Fantasy, Adventure
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .
Color me excited on this one. Who wouldn’t, really? The cover is extremely gorgeous, and to be honest, I haven’t read any Rick Riordan books yet. I know, I’m so late. I have been forced to read the Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus a million times, and unfortunately, I’m really missing out. And I love how this cover completely suits the new cover of the Percy Jackson series.
So let’s not talk about that. I love how Rick Riordan is diverse on mythologies. I wonder how he studies so many mythology. I can’t even bear study a single one. Maybe I will, soon, after reading his books. His books are just so hyped that I already want to buy them. But other books just keep holding me back.
Maybe he having a book signing event here in the Philippines will force me all the way to buy his books impulsively. Instantly.
Rick Riordan’s works:
These are his popular children books. Containing Greek, Egyptian and Greek mythology respectively.
About the Author:
Rick Riordan is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, and The House of Hades, the previous four books in his Heroes of Olympus series. He also penned the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: Book One: The Lightning Thief; Book Two; The Sea of Monsters; Book Three; The Titan’s Curse; Book Four: The Battle of the Labyrinth; and Book Five; The Last Olympian. The three books in his Kane Chronicles, based on Egyptian mythology, The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent’s Shadow, were New York Times best sellers as well. Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.