Magnus Chase #1 – Book Review – Amber


Hello, everyone! It’s Amber with a new review, the review of today is about Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, the Sword of Summer. I read this a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it! Be aware, this review does contain spoilers! Let’s start!



The book is about Magnus Chase, a sixteen-year-old homeless boy. Ever since the death, or should I say the murder of his mother he’s homeless. He lives in Manhatten and sleeps wherever he can. At the beginning of the book, Magnus friends tell him to run away because people (which later turn out to be his family) are looking for him. He meets his uncle who tells him that his life is in danger and then Magnus and his uncle get in the car. His uncle tells Magnus about his father and his heritage. Magnus his father turns out to be Frey, a Norse god. Magnus doesn’t believe him but still does what his uncle tells him to do. Magnus needs to find the Sword of Summer, a sword that used to be his father. Magnus isn’t the only one who is looking for the sword and when he finds it, someone else is there as well. They fight and Magnus is killed. From there the story actually really begins. He enters Hotel Walhalla and needs to go on a quest without anyone knowing it. He gets in a lot of trouble and needs to figure out ways to get out of the trouble etcetera.

From there the story actually really begins. He enters Hotel Walhalla and needs to go on a quest without anyone knowing it. He gets in a lot of trouble and needs to figure out ways to get out of the trouble etcetera. Everyone from Hotel Valhalla is looking for Magnus and his friends, the head Valkyrie is determined to find Magnus and kick him out of the Hotel for good. It is a race against time to complete his quest but his friends Samirah, Hearthstone and Blitzen are helping him the best they can. A lot of things happen during his flee from Hotel Valhalla and the ending of the book.



  • Magnus Chase, he is a sixteen-year-old guy and the cousin of Annabeth Chase. He is witty, smart and overall just a chill guy. He has blonde hair and is the son of Frey. I really liked his personality and the way he thinks.
  • Samirah al-Abbas, the daughter of Loki and Ayesha al-Abbas, she is a Valkyrie and works for Odin. She is Arab American (go Rick!), she has long brown hair which she sometimes wears in her hijab (if she isn’t working as a Valkyrie). She is engaged to Amir (the ship has sailed guys, the ship has sailed!) She is smart, nice and sarcastic. I liked the way her character is portrayed.
  • Hearthstone, he is a deaf-elf and he studies rune magic. I can’t really describe his personality other than him being very smart and nice.
  • Blitzen, a dwarf who is also very fashionable. He is a disgrace to all the other dwarves because he is more fashionable than crafty. He changed from a poor weird guy to an amazing and funny dwarf who is also very smart.
  • The people of floor 19 are all unique and special in their own ways. I found most of them very funny and nice. They really felt like friends of Magnus.


I love the writing style and plotline. Some people though it looked a lot like the Percy Jackson books but I didn’t notice it tbh. It has a lot of sarcastic comments, amazing fight scenes and is just a lot of fun in general.

I felt the friendship between Magnus, Hearthstone and Blitzen a lot. It was nice to see that someone cared about Magnus. I also really liked that we saw Annabeth and her father/Magnus uncle in the book. I haven’t read the Heroes of Olympus books yet so I don’t know what has happened between Percy Jackson and the Olympians books and Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard.

I liked that there was little to no romance, it’s refreshing to read something that isn’t all about the romance. I love Jack.

I love Jack. I just had to say that.

I gave it a 5 out of 5 stars.


This was my review for Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard: The sword of Summer. I hope you liked it!

Bye guys!

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