Here is the next installment of the “Magnus Chase” series by Rick Riordan. This is the second book in the trilogy. The book is named, “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor.”
In this book it has been six weeks since Magnus chase went on his first adventure. Now, he is getting used to his life… or, his afterlife… in The Hotel Valhalla. A new hallmate makes his… or her way into Magnus’ life. The new hallmate is named, “Alex Fierro.” “Alex Fierro” is gender-fluid. He/she is a shapeshifter so he/she changes genders depending on his/her mood. “Alex Fierro” informs people of the correct pronouns to use for him/her depending on what is going on inside him/her.
Magnus and Alex get pulled into a new adventure. This adventure also includes his two best-friends from the first book named Hearthstone and Blizten. Hearthstone or “Hearth” is an elf. Blitzen or “Blitz” is a dwarf. Finally, there is the Valkyrie named Samirah or “Sam.” Now, these four unlikely friends must come together to rescue Thor’s hammer. Thor’s hammer is named Mjolnir. It is a priceless artifact of strength… and Magnus fights tooth-and-nail to retrieve it.
The best part of this book for me was the end. Magnus and his friends come together in a dark cave to fight the giants that want to own Thor’s hammer. The giants have a scheme to free the evil god, Loki, from his chains. Magnus faces trouble. However, his hallmates from the Floor Nineteen of The Hotel Valhalla also come in to join the chaos in Loki’s cavern.
Like all of Rick Riordan’s book this was a fast-paced and wild ride. Magnus and his friends fall into little mini-adventures on the way to Thor’s Hammer. Magnus visits different worlds like Alfheim, the land of the elves. He goes to another land and sees the goddess, Sif. Sif is a beautiful and golden-haired goddess. She is the wife of Thor. Sif leads Magnus and his group to where they need to go to rescue Thor’s hammer.
I liked this story because of the funny dialogue that Rick Riordan writes masterfully. I enjoyed the first book a lot more though. I can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy to see how Magnus saves the world from Ragnarok.
I give this book a 3-star rating.
Always with infinite love,