Rick Riordan Announces THE HAMMER OF THOR Book Tour

It’s still early in the summer, but Rick Riordan is already preparing us for the fall and his book tour for The Hammer of Thor, the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series!

Check out the list of locations below, including special event locations listed below the sponsoring bookstore, in most cases. The prolific author will make stops in the South, Midwest, and even head up into Alaska, among a handful of other locations!

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor cover

Tuesday, October 4th

An Unlikely Story
111 South Street
Plainview, MA 02762

Wednesday, October 5th

Brookwood Village
757 Brookwood Village
Birmingham, AL 35209
*Wristbands to go on sale 10/4. For more information

Thursday, October 6th

Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215

Event location:
6:15 PM CT
Salon@615 Special Edition
War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243

Friday, October 7th

Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Event location:

7:00 PM CT
Englert Theatre
221 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Saturday, October 8th

Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Event location:
7:00 PM CT
The O’Shaunessy
St. Catherine’s University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Sunday, October 9th

Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
*Tickets go on sale on August 26th.

Event location:
4:00 PM PT
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Monday, October 10th

Barnes & Noble #2784
200 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99503

Event location:
7:00 PM AKDT (one hour behind PT)
West High School
1700 Hillcrest Drive
Anchorage, AK 99517
*Wristband distribution begins on 10/4 with purchase of book. Details at

Tuesday, October 11th

Vancouver Kidsbooks
2557 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 2E9
Tickets go on sale: August 22nd

Event location:
6:30 PM PT
The Hellenic Community Centre
4500 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 4A2

Wednesday, October 12th

The King’s English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Event location:
7:00 PM MT
Juan Diego High School
300 11800 S
Draper, UT 84020

If you’re planning on attending one of these events, be sure to check out Rick Riordan’s breakdown of his book tour events so you’ll know what to expect.

Riordan also posted an apology to his international fans, citing time restraints between writing books for his current inability to tour worldwide.

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2) hits bookshelves on October 4, 2016. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.

Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki–and the price he wants is very high.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary

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