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Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor : Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Book 2 - Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Book 2

Paperback

Published: 4th October 2016
For Ages: 9+ years old
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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.

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  • Engaging characters (4)
  • Page-turner (4)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)

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5.0

a great book

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from brisbane

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Pros

  • cross of humor, action, history and learning
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • great storyline
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor:

    rivalled only by harry potter

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My son loved it

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    from Sydney

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor:

      I haven't read it, buy my son absolutely loved it!

       
      4.0

      my 9yr old loved it

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      from Newcastle, Australia

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      Pros

      • Engaging characters
      • Page-Turner

      Cons

      • Difficult To Follow

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor:

      I bought this for my 9 year old boy to read. He LOVED it! He couldn't put it down.
      He found some parts a little hard to work through, but reading together helped those sections.
      Now he is asking for the other books!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It's the most awesome & amazing book ever

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      from Newcastle, NSW

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor:

        It's an amazing book about the Norse Gods. Some of the names of places& things are weird to figure out how to pronounce but otherwise it's unreal. I love the series so far & can't wait to see what happens next. I love Rick Riordan.

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        Rick Riordan

        For Rick Riordan, a bedtime story shared with his oldest son was just the beginning of his journey into the world of childrenâ??s books.

        Already an award-winning author of mysteries for adults, Riordan, a former teacher, was asked by his son Haley to tell him some bedtime stories about the gods and heroes in Greek mythology. â??I had taught Greek myths for many years at the middle school level, so I was glad to comply,â?? says Riordan. â??When I ran out of myths, (Haley) was disappointed and asked me if I could make up something new with the same characters.â??

        At the time, Haley had just been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Greek mythology was one of the only subjects that interested the then second-grader in school. Motivated by Haleyâ??s request, Riordan quickly came up with the character of Percy Jackson and told Haley all about â??(Percyâ??s) quest to recover Zeusâ??s lightning bolt in modern-day America,â?? says Riordan. â??It took about three nights to tell the whole story, and when I was done, Haley told me I should write it out as a book.â??

        Despite his busy schedule, Riordan managed to carve some time out of his daily routine to write the first Percy Jackson and the Olympians book, The Lightning Thief. And in deference to his son, Riordan chose to give the character of Percy certain attributes that hit close to home.

        â??Making Percy ADHD and dyslexic was my way of honouring the potential of all the kids Iâ??ve known who have those conditions,â?? says Riordan. â??Itâ??s not a bad thing to be different. Sometimes, itâ??s the mark of being very, very talented. Thatâ??s what Percy discovers about himself in The Lightning Thief.â??

        Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Riordan started writing as a young adult. He wrote short stories, unsuccessfully submitted a few of those stories for publication, and edited his high school newspaper.

        But he didnâ??t take writing seriously until after he graduated from college and was teaching in San Francisco. While Riordan and his family (wife Becky and sons Haley and Patrick) enjoyed living in California, he was nostalgic for Texas.

        On an impulse, Riordan decided to try his hand at a mystery novel, which he set in his hometown of San Antonio. Featuring a private-eye/English Ph.D. named Tres Navarre, Big Red Tequila was published to rave reviews in 1997. Today, Riordanâ??s Tres Navarre series has won the top three awards for the mystery genreâ??the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus.

        Despite his success in the adult mystery market, writing for children was never far from Riordanâ??s mind. â??Back when I taught middle school and wrote adult mysteries, my students often asked me why I wasnâ??t writing for kids,â?? says Riordan. â??I never had a good answer for them. It took me a long time to realize they were right. Kids are the audience I know best.â??

        Young readersâ??in addition to reviewers, booksellers, librarians, and educatorsâ??agree. Kirkus, in a starred review, called The Lightning Thief â??[a] riotously paced quest tale of heroism that questions the realities of our world, family, friendship and loyalty,â?? while Publishers Weekly praised The Sea of Monsters, book two in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, as â??a sequel stronger than (the) compelling debut,â?? containing â??humour, intelligence and expert pacing.â?? Both titles in the Percy Jackson series have received accolades and awards, and The Lightning Thief has recently been optioned for a feature film.

        â??I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults wantâ?? a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humour, surprises, and mystery.â??

        And while itâ??s obvious that Riordan has a knack for writing for kids, he readily admits that writing for young readers is not that much different than writing for an older audience.

        â??I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults wantâ??a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humour, surprises, and mystery,â?? says Riordan. â??A good book always keeps you asking questions, and makes you keep turning pages so you can find out the answers.â??

        Recently, Riordan made a â??reluctantâ?? decision to leave teaching, a career he thoroughly enjoyed, to write full-time. However, heâ??s keeping his hand in education by conducting lots of author appearances in classrooms across the country, and even some in Europe.

        â??I love teaching,â?? says Riordan. â??I love working with kids . . . maybe some day Iâ??ll go back to the classroom. Iâ??m not ready to say itâ??ll never happen. But for now, the books are keeping me very busy.â??

        (From Hyperion Books for Children)

        Visit Rick Riordan's Booktopia Author Page


        ISBN: 9780141342559
        ISBN-10: 0141342552
        Series: Magnus Chase
        Audience: Children
        For Ages: 9+ years old
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 528
        Published: 4th October 2016
        Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.6
        Weight (kg): 0.66
        Edition Number: 1