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  • Well that was a fun ride - I want more

    OK so I bought this book for my grandson who is 10 next week. He loves the Percy Jackson films and has I think got a few of those books for his future reading materials from my daughter. I have reviewed this with my (YA loving) Adult view and also on the merits on whether it is fine for a 10 year old to read. Do I think its a book Adult YA readers will enjoy - Yes if you want a lighthearted book that makes you laugh at the quips and situations the characters get into. if you want a more adult type story then go find an adult book based on Norse Mythology. Will 10 year olds/teens/school kids love it - Heck yeah of course, I know that my grandson will be giggling away when he is reading parts of the book. Having only watched the films Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and not read this series this review is based purely on this book as its the first I have ever picked up by Rick Riordan. I have read a few books based on the mythology of the Norse tales of old gods, and I am currently reading The Prose Edda so I do know that Mr Riordan has done some research, even if he has taken his own twist ( as an author should) for this series. Do I think I want to continue reading the Magnus Chase books - heck yeah. I had only intended to read a chapter or so to check that my grandson would be fine reading it, and that was that... I didn't put it down and had to order another copy! But that opening chapter heading ( infact the chapter headings are funny by themselves) and the first chapter... well check it out ( its what got me hooked!) Good Morning! You’re Going to Die 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?” No. Just no. (Reviewer Note: I am glad Rick added this as I don't want my 10 yr old grandson trying it!) Don’t go jumping off any rooftops. Don’t run into the highway or set yourself on fire. It doesn’t work that way. You will not end up where I ended up. Besides, you wouldn’t want to deal with my situation. Unless you’ve got some crazy desire to see undead warriors hacking one another to pieces, swords flying up giants’ noses, and dark elves in snappy outfits, you shouldn’t even think about finding the wolf-headed doors. 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. So I guess I will be looking out for book 2 soon and also picking up the other series and seeing if my inner child loves these too. Oh and for all you Teachers out there - there is a cool PDF Guide on ReadRiordan website to help you and the kids with reading - glossary - questions - projects.

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  • Rick Riordan?

    Wow, another fantastic book by the man himself, Rick! One of the New York Times Bestselling authors, Rick must have alot of presure put on! His new series, The Trails of Apollo, A sequel to the Percy Jackson & Heroes of Olympus series will be out mid 2016 Happy reading!

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  • Mad!!! (As in, wonderful)

    Firstly, let's get this straight... This book is awesome!!! I loved it. If you are under, more-or-less, like, 8-9 years old, you should read this book, and every other book by Rick Riordan, because he is an awesome author. I haven't read all his books, but I've read a ton of them, and they are all very entertaining. This book is very funny and adventurous, and doesn't end exactly how you expect it to... In other words, AWESOME!!!!!

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  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

    Not quite as good a page-turner as the Percy Jackson series (plural) but certainly just as interesting to learn about vikings and their gods, especially as all their Nine Worlds center around Boston! Magnus, our hero, dies - NO, that's not a spoiler; that's what you learn in the first few chapters, and that's what needs to happen for it all to work. Confused? Read the book!

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  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

    Rick Riordan has triumphed as usual! If you liked Percy Jackson, you'll love this! Be careful of the last few -ages though, it keeps saying "open browser".

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