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Magnus Chase has always been a loner, a troubled kid. Since the death of his mother, he's lived on the streets of Boston, watching out for himself and surviving by his wits.
One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows, who tells him an impossible secret: Magnus' father was a Norse god.
After centuries apart, the Nine Worlds of Viking myth are growing closer together. The Lords of Asgard stir. Forces of evil muster for Ragnarok, and Magnus may be the only person who can prevent doomsday: by finding a weapon that has been lost since the dawn of time.
Before Magnus can even process this information, a fiery attack forces him to make a fatal choice.
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die...
Book 1 was released on October 6th, check it out from the library today!
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 tack 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 of 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.
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