Monday, October 6, 2014

Title And Synopsis Of First Book In 'Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard' By Rick Riordan Revealed

It's always quite convenient for me and the people around here if books are released simultaneously, because we are among the first ones to have a chance to buy it. Considering our time zone here, even the US will have to wait a few hours later to enjoy this privilege.

And so with that thought in mind, while everyone else is still waiting, I already happen to know the title of the first book in the new series by Rick Riordan called Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, a projected trilogy just like The Kane Chronicles. So if you don't want to be spoiled and wanted to know it first hand, this is the time for you to stop reading.

I just bought a copy of The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus. And I am literally shaking, as always.


Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood-the blood of Olympus-in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

Excited as I am, I jumped immediately to the last pages to know the title, just like I did with the previous book. And so to avoid inducing you some heart attack due to a cliff hanging reveal, here is the title of the first book in Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

And we already have a synopsis of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer.

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...

You read it right. It is called Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer. And as usual it is coming around fall season of 2015. That's October 6, 2015, a year from now (according to this Kindle listing in Amazon). Are you excited with Rick Riordan's new series? For now I'll just satisfy my longing with this book by enjoying The Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus that I am sure Rick Riordan has poured all his antics into it. Signing off for now, until I am done with this beauty.