Ranting Review 5 – Magnus Chase.

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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.

3 STARS

It was a fairly good read, not like the other Riordan books, but when a guy is writing or has written 5-6 series, he usually starts to sound the same.
Magnus seems tremendously immature for someone who is almost seventeen. His humour is very similar to Percy’s, but Percy was twelve – you’re seventeen.
Also, even though I am all for Percy, I don’t get why he needs to be mentioned in every series, or at least hinted at.

The overall book was pretty bold. The climax seemed anticlimactic in comparison to Fenris Wolf plot. But he was making some great socio-political statements and I admire him for that.

Even though I get it that Rick Riordan is making a point, and children’s literature is a great way to make hard hitting points but at times over did it. The Alex plot line was a bold move and a great move on his part, but the part about Islam and Samirah’s religion is so overdone that it seemed like he was being humorous. He could’ve distributed the information in equal bits throughout the serious, so people are able to keep up with it.
The first book had next to nothing about her religion and the second book was basically a guide to explaining her behaviour through her religion and it seemed forced to me.

But even after all its faults and stupidity, the book made me laugh.
I love the next addition to the Valhalla family- and like Alec and Magnus ( Mortal Instruments) , Alex and Magnus are the new ship in town.
Can’t wait for the last book.
Also Blitz and Hearth are my absolute favorites.

-Painting stories.

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