Rick Riordan, the author of the beloved Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the Heroes of Olympus series, has a new series coming, and we’re sure to get just as fanatical about this book series as we were about the previous two, and we have the Magnus Chase book trailer to give you a hint of what we’re in for.
The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series takes on the Norse mythology through the eyes of teen Magnus Chase, who just might be of distant relation to another character we know with the surname of Chase. And you may wonder if Magnus is just like Percy Jackson with his sarcastic wit and such. Well, according to Uncle Rick, that isn’t the case. Magnus is apparently a very different person from that of sassy Percy. That’s okay. If you’re familiar with Rick’s writing, you shouldn’t have any trouble liking this kid, either.
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 an uncle he barely knows—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph 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…
The Sword of Summer, book one of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, will hit shelves October 6, 2015.