I haven't read all the of the series written by Mr. Riordan, but this book might be my favorite so far.
How can you not like a book when the hero is dead during most of it? The afterlife isn't all it's cracked up to be. Poor Magnus. What a crazy quest he undertakes to learn about himself and his parents. Not to mention save the world.
Expect the usual level of writing by Mr. Riordan, with an extra helping of snarky funny. Love the characters and witicisms.
Add it to your To Read List. Once you start you won't want to put it down.
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 . . .