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’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle 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. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, 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 fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die…
Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, the Heroes of Olympus, and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.
For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. While teaching in San Antonio, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award.
While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children’s fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.
Today over forty million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 37 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller.
Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.
I’m so excited for this new demigod series by Rick Riordan. I grew up with Percy Jackson and learned a lot from Uncle Rick’s books and fell in love with the world of demigods that he created. I’m really looking forward in how he’s gonna apply his style of writing with Norse mythology. I hope Magnus Chase is as sassy as Percy Jackson because that is what make the story more fun. There’s also an sneak peek/ chapter sample that can be found and read here. The book cover is yet to be revealed and it’s gonna be released on October 6 2015. Heh, October… Typical Rick Riordan release date and month. I know only a little about Norse mythology but when I read this line: Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die… from the synopsis, I’m guessing Magnus will be joining the Hall of the Slain/ Valhalla as the book progress. But that’s just a simple hunch on little I know about Norse. But seriously! I need to read this book now! Because man, when I first heard about this I’m all like: