Book Reviews

Magus Chase and the Ship of the Dead – Book Review

Today’s blog post is going to be… A book review because I haven’t done one in a bit. Anyways this book review is going to be on the book Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan.

“My name is Magnus Chase. These days, I’m one of Odin’s immortal warriors, but that doesn’t stop people trying to kill me all the time”

Loki the god of many things has escaped from his prison.

A crew of giants and zombies await his order to sail on the Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, to battle the Norse gods. If Loki is successful, the seven worlds will be ripped apart in the final battle of Ragnarok.

With the help of Percy Jackson and my cousin Annabeth, and with my friends by my side, I have to journey through monster invested waters to stop Loki before Midsummer’s Day.

Even if we reach Naglfar before it’s too late, I’m going to need more then just Jack, my talking sword. I must find a magical mead so deadly that it will either help me beat Loki and imprison him again for good…… or destroy me entirely.

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead was published on the 3rd of October 2017. Me being me didn’t get it until later and then finally read it. It was published by Penguin Random House.

This is the third book in this series, and anyone who has read Rick Riordan is just anxiously waiting for the book or book series where all of the mythology combines (Greek, Roman, Egyptians, Norse) because I know I am definitely.

Spoiler Alert-

Regarding the plot I really enjoyed reading how coming up to the battle with Loki, Magnus was stressing that he wouldn’t be able to win the challenge that he would propose. But he didn’t think that Loki would turn the challenge down, did he? I loved how that was the plot twist, nobody really excepted that to come out like that, I know I certainly didn’t.

What makes me love reading Rick Riordan more is that he twists the mythology together in a way. For example, Magnus Chase is involved in Norse and is related to Annabeth Chase a demigod (Greek) who is best friends with Roman demigods and knows Carter and Sadie from the Egyptians mythology.

Finished Spoiling –

Everything in Rick Riordan’s series always connects in a way and sometimes it’s confusing but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

What really made me enjoy reading this book is the fact that Samirah is Muslim but during this book she was fasting throughout the journey. Which was amazing to read and very educational in a way – she described her self as “empty but it a good way.”  I loved reading about this because I don’t know much about diverse cultures except the basics and I enjoyed learning that you break your fasting at night with a couple of dates and more.

That wasn’t the only aspect that I really enjoyed but also Alex. Alex is a complicated actor, who has secrets about her family that come out through the story. But also, that they are gender fluid meaning it is not a she or him but they because she constantly changes gender. Which I find was captivating to read.

Not only that but their friendship with Magnus Chase, in some parts of the book you just knew that Magnus was bisexual with the way he described Alex whether they were a boy or a girl. It really was funny to read because he didn’t know what was happening half the time with Alex, and I just loved how oblivious he was when it came to them.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend that anyone should read Rick Riordan’s books because trust me you won’t regret it.

Rating – 5/5

PS. Is anyone else super excited for the next Trials of Apollo to come out this year? Because I know I certainly am – Caleo all the way.