Alex Posts · Book Reviews

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

“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.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

This is the second book from Rick Riordan’s new series Magnus Chase and the Sons of Asgard that focuses on the character Magnus Chase (duh) and his life (or after life) dealing with Norse gods and all the stories from his childhood coming true. In the first book he learned who he was and all the new things about the world that he had never seen before.

In this book, Thor has lost his hammer again. He wants Magnus and his friends to go find it because Thor can’t deal with the creatures that took it. So Magnus gathers Sam, Hearthstone, Blitzen, and a new friend named Alex to go hunt down Thor’s hammer and stop Loki’s plan.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars like I did with the first book. I thought the book was interesting and I loved learning about the worlds, but it just didn’t grab me the way his books normally do. I still enjoyed it and I really love the fact that Riordan deals with important real life issues by introducing a gender fluid character and focusing on the Muslim character and how she really is normal. He makes things that we today see as a big deal not big deals at all.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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