Read the first chapter of Rick Riordan’s upcoming Magnus Chase book!

Read the first chapter of Rick Riordan’s upcoming Magnus Chase book!

We couldn’t be happier that Rick Riordan is introducing a whole set of new characters, and we certainly are looking forward to reading about Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. But for now, we’re just giddy with excitement, because we get to read the first chapter of the first Magnus Chase book, The Sword of Summer!

Look, Percy Jackson and the rest of the Olympians and the Heroes of Olympus are most definitely irreplaceable, and will stay forever in our hearts. But I’m ecstatic to start a new adventure through Rick’s storytelling, and I can’t wait to see how it all connects, especially with Magnus sharing the same last name as another beloved Riordan character.

Read the first chapter below!

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’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle 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 excerpt


Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer will be published on October 6, 2015.

Source: Disney Publishing Worldwide