The Sword of Summer is the first book in the series Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. This is an amazing book about Norse Mythology that is hard to set down. The setting of Norse mythology is very intriguing and the author takes advantage of this to make a beautiful book. The plot of the book is so fascinating, you wouldn’t believe it until you read it. The book’s characters are the biggest reason I love it so much and why I recommend it to you.
The Sword of Summer has interesting and diverse characters like the protagonist, Magnus Chase has an amazing sarcasm that will make you laugh. Magnus Chase is a sixteen-year-old that got revived as an Einherjar in Valhalla. Magnus has three friends Blitz, a dark elf, Hearth, an elf, and Sam, a Valkyrie. Blitz and Hearth are very good comedy relief and they provide a morale boost for the protagonist. An example of this is when they use toys from a toy store to save Magnus. Sam is unpredictable and here secrets make you wonder which side she is on.
The setting of this book is fascinating because it has multiple words. Midgard is the human realm that we all live in and it’s connected to Asgard by the Bifrost, a rainbow bridge. Asgard is where Valhalla is and it is the home of all the Aesir Gods. Magnus also travels to Vanaheim, a unique place to get the assistance from Freya. Svartalfheim is the home of the dwarves and it homes the dwarf who made the rope to bind Fenris. Jotunheim is an evil place full of powerful beings called giants. Helheim is where unworthy go while Niflheim and Muspelheim are evil places full of the most powerful type of giants.
The adventurous feeling that the book gives you is based on its plot. Magnus and his group go through many of the nine worlds. They also are always on the move and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. The author used many ways to make Magnus find clever ways to get out of tough situations. This makes so it would seem that Magnus would not be able to do something but in the end, it always works or it works with a drawback. When you read the book you will never want to stop because of how each event leads on to the other.
Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard, The Sword of Summer is a great book that I recommend to people who would like to read an action-packed and overall funny book. The comedy relief will always get you to laugh or at least laugh on the inside. The author created ridiculous characters, fascinating settings, and an amazing plot that will make you love the book. I recommend this series to you.