My oldest son Ethan is so excited for Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Book 2 to come out on October 4th! He has been a huge Rick Riordan fan since about the 5th grade…he’s now a Junior in high school! Ethan has loved the Percey Jackson books and now he’s a big fan of Magnus Chase as well. I just love the fact that Rick Riordan’s books encourage my child’s love of reading! Of course, Ethan is thrilled that his mom is able to promote his favorite books and he gets to keep all the fantastic Swag! (Keep reading for your chance to win some swag as well!)
ABOUT THE HAMMER OF THOR
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Book 2
By Rick Riordan
Release: October 4, 2016
The second installment in Rick Riordan’s blockbuster Norse mythology series has Magnus and friends helping the god of thunder find his missing weapon before all Muspellheim breaks loose.
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.
There is also a great companion book to the Magnus Chase series:
ABOUT THE COMPANION BOOK
For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds (An Official Rick Riordan Companion Book): Your Introduction to Deities, Mythical Beings & Fantastic Creatures
Release: August 16, 2016
So you’ve made it to Valhalla. Now what?
This “who’s who” guide to the gods, goddesses, and other important figures of Norse mythology was commissioned by Helgi, who, after more than a millennium as manager of Hotel Valhalla, became fed up with answering the same questions from newly deceased heroes at check-in. The profiles provide essential stats, interviews, and personal reflections so you can identify the gods and avoid those awkward introductions. Handy facts about other beings round out this go-to tome. You’ll never see Ratatosk as a cute little rodent or confuse a dwarf with an elf ever again!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of three #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with 45 million copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on Greek mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and the Heroes of Olympus, based on Greek and Roman mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. The first book in his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy based on Norse mythology, The Sword of Summer, also debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.
Read the first chapter of The Hammer of Thorhere!
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One lucky reader will win the following Magnus Chase Prize Pack:
a copy of Magnus Chase: The Hammer of Thor
· a copy of official companion book: For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds
· Hammer of Thor pen
· Hotel Valhalla Swell-Style water bottle
· Hotel Valhalla luggage tag
· Hotel Valhalla t-shirt
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.
Disney-Hyperion sent me this title, and is also providing a prize pack for one winner from my site. All opinions are 100% my own.