The sneak peeks into MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD Book One, THE SWORD OF SUMMER, continues!
Summertime is finally on the horizon, so what better way to celebrate than with a new excerpt from Rick Riordan’s new book, MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD: THE SWORD OF SUMMER? Check out a new look at Chapter 2, “The Man With The Metal Bra” in which we learn some new details about Magnus’ family!
THE FAMILY MANSION SUCKED.
Oh, sure, you wouldn’t think so. You’d see the massive six-story brownstone with gargoyles on the corners of the roof, stained glass transom windows, marble front steps, and all the other blah, blah, blah, rich-people-live-here details, and you’d wonder why I’m sleeping on the streets.
Two words: Uncle Randolph.
It was his house. As the oldest son, he’d inherited it from my grandparents, who died before I was born. I never knew much about the family soap opera, but there was a lot of bad blood between the three kids: Randolph, Frederick, and my mom. After the Great Thanksgiving Schism, we never visited the ancestral homestead again. Our apartment was, like, half a mile away, but Randolph might as well have lived on Mars.
My mom only mentioned him if we happened to be driving past the brownstone. Then she would point it out the way you might point out a dangerous cliff. See? There it is. Avoid it.
MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD: THE SWORD OF SUMMER hits shelves on October 6, 2015.