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The Sword of Summer

The Sword of Summer

by Rick Riordan

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. To prevent the doomsday battle, 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 fateful decision.


Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die.

Ages
12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 9
Lexile Measure
630L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
Y
Publisher
HYN - HYPERION (CHILDREN, DISNEY)
Number of Pages
528
Genre
Adventure, Myths and Legends

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Rick Riordan Author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and The 39 Clues series. His books have won many accolades including a mention on the 2005 New York Times Notable list for "The Lightning Thief". Rick lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.

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