The Ship of The Dead
Released Date: October 3, 2017
Author: Rick Riordan
Rating: 5 Stars
Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin’s chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn’t naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?
Oh my gosh! I have no idea that I’ve read this book for a month! I been through a lot of reading slump and I’ve read another book with it *laughs* Maybe that’s why.
Anyway, let’s talk about this book. The beginning first.
Percy. Oh my glob! Percy’s in the first chapter, helping our dear Magnus to survive the ship. He’s there! Our Percy! The Percy! I fangirled so hard, though I expected he’s be there, but… Ughhhhh! It’s a great way to start a book and I loved it. Also, we will discover Riptide’s “sword gender” in the beginning.
Around the middle part, I am so in love with Hearthstone and his bravery. He returned to Alfheim because the whetstone to sharpen blades was in his father’s house. When they arrived, it turns out that Mr. Alderman became a dragon because of the ring. They battled him and got the whetstone. Hearthstone also had to retrieve his Othala rune even though he swore not to.
I really love that part because I was touched on how Blitzen protected Hearthstone from Mr. Alderman and it’s just filled with pure awesomeness.
Let’s now talk about Alex and Magnus. Woah! They are something. I really love their story and how they are towards each other. Alex was this sarcastic, straight-forward person while Magnus is sarcastic and dorky. I love them both. I was shocked in the part where they were walking in the world of Niflheim.
Magnus and Loki’s flyting. It’s awesome, don’t you think? Magnus defeated Loki because of his friends. He defeated him because he followed his own rule and not Loki’s. It’s really amazing it almost made me cry.
The Ship of The Dead is a book about family and friends and adventure. The way Uncle Rick made the characters are amazing. You can definitely tell who’s talking. The best part in this book was when Magnus challenged Loki to a flyting. I really love that part.
Overall, the book is amazing. It’s not slow-paced, but it’s kinda hard to read. Still, I am giving it a 5-star because it ended the Magnus Chase trilogy very well.
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