USA Today has revealed the cover to the first novel of Rick Riordan’s latest series Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer.
This latest adventure focuses on Magnus Chase, cousin of Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson and The Olympians books. Set in Boston, Riordan opens the world of Norse mythology to readers of all ages. I for one am excited to meet a whole new set of gods!
Here’s the official synopsis for The Sword of Summer:
Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and truant officers.
One day, Magnus learns that someone else is trying to track him down—his uncle Randolph, a man his mother had always warned him about. When Magnus tries to outmaneuver his uncle, he falls right into his clutches. Randolph starts rambling about Norse history and Magnus’s birthright: a weapon that has been lost for thousands years.
The more Randolph talks, the more puzzle pieces fall into place. Stories about the gods of Asgard, wolves, and Doomsday bubble up from Magnus’s memory. But he doesn’t have time to consider it all before a fire giant attacks the city, forcing him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents. . . .
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die.
Head over to USA Today to read an excerpt. The Sword of Summer will be released October 6, 2015.