Magnus Chase

“I hate this plan,” I said. “Let’s do it.”

"My name is Magnus Chase. I’m sixteen years old. This is the story of how my life went downhill after I got myself killed."

"Such is human memory... you forget the truth and believe what makes you feel better."

Magnus Chase

"I gave the dwarves an arrogant look, like, Yeah, that’s right. I’ve got a talking disco sword and you don’t."

"The thing about talking swords…it’s hard to tell when they’re kidding. They have no facial expressions. Or faces."

"Lesson learned: if you take a Valkyrie out for coffee, you’ll get stuck with the check and a dead body."

"Technically I’m already dead, which means the whole life-and-death thing doesn’t apply, but still…"

"I should introduce my sword. His real name is Sumarbrander, the Sword of Summer, but Jack prefers Jack because reasons."

"The good old days really sucked, but they’d sucked in a less complicated way than the new crazy days."

  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer (Book 1)

    Magnus Chase

  • The first book in the incredible new series from the author of Percy Jackson, the Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus.

    My name is Magnus Chase. I'm orphaned and living rough on the streets of Boston. And things are about to get much worse.

    My day started out normally enough. I was sleeping under a bridge when some guy kicked me awake and said, 'They're after you.' Next thing I know, I'm reunited with my obnoxious uncle, who casually informs me that my long-lost father is a Norse god.

    Nothing normal about that. And it turns out the gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Apparently, if I can't find the sword my father lost two thousand years ago, there will be doom. Doomsday, to be precise.

    A fire giant attacking the city?

    Immortal warriors hacking each other to pieces?

    Unkillable wolves with glowing eyes?

    It's all coming up.

    But first I'm going to die. This is the story of how my life goes downhill from there...

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