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The first book in the incredible new series from the author of Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus.

My name is Magnus Chase. I'm orphaned and living rough on the streets of Boston. And things are about to get much worse.

My day started out normally enough. I was sleeping under a bridge when some guy kicked me awake and said, 'They're after you.' Next thing I know, I'm reunited with my obnoxious uncle, who casually informs me that my long-lost father is a Norse god.

Nothing normal about that. And it turns out the gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Apparently, if I can't find the sword my father lost two thousand years ago, there will be doom. Doomsday, to be precise.

A fire giant attacking the city?
Immortal warriors hacking each other to pieces?
Unkillable wolves with glowing eyes?

It's all coming up.

But first I'm going to die. This is the story of how my life goes downhill from there . . .

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 18, 2017


    528 pages

    RRP $21.00

    Online retailers

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    • Paper Plus
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    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile

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  • EBook


    October 6, 2015

    Penguin eBooks

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    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
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Also by Rick Riordan

The Burning Maze (The Trials Of Apollo Book 3)
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials Of Apollo Book 2)
The Hidden Oracle: The Trials Of Apollo (Book 1)
Percy Jackson And The Sea Of Monsters (Book 2)
Magnus Chase And The Ship Of The Dead (Book 3)
Percy Jackson And The Titan's Curse (Book 3)
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase (Book 2)
Percy Jackson And The Battle Of The Labyrinth (Book 4)
Percy Jackson And The Last Olympian (Book 5)
Son Of Neptune: Heroes Of Olympus (Book 2)
The Lost Hero: Heroes Of Olympus (Book 1)
The Blood Of Olympus (Heroes Of Olympus Book 5)
The House Of Hades (Heroes Of Olympus Book 4)
The Mark of Athena: Heroes Of Olympus (Book 3)
The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles (Book 1)
Percy Jackson And The Greek Heroes
Percy Jackson And The Greek Gods
Camp Half-Blood Confidential
Percy Jackson And The Sea Of Monsters (Film Tie-In Edition)
Demigods And Magicians: Three Stories From The World Of Percy Jackson And The Kane Chronicles
The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles (Book 3)
Heroes Of Olympus
The Son Of Neptune: The Graphic Novel (Heroes Of Olympus Book 2)


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Turtles All the Way Down
Paper Planes
Anne Of Green Gables
The Hidden Oracle: The Trials Of Apollo (Book 1)
The Alchemyst
The Sun is also a Star
The Hazel Wood
Artemis Fowl
All The Bright Places
Thirteen Reasons Why
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 2: The Red Fox Clan
Love, Simon
The Outsiders
LGB Richard Scarry's The Gingerbread Man
The Martian