After loving the Magnus Chase series I wanted to know more about this world so thankfully Rick Riordan released a book of short stories which takes place after the events of The Ship of the Dead. Anyway, it is time for a review.
The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven’t heard the last of our favorite peeps from the Nine Worlds. Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforgettable journey through Rick Riordan’s unique take on Norse mythology. While Magnus is off visiting his cousin, Annabeth, his friends find themselves in some sticky, hairy, and smelly situations as they try to outwit moronic giants, murderous creatures, and meddlesome gods. Can they stave off Ragnarok at least until Magnus gets back?
Taken from Goodreads
My favourite part of this book is the fact that none of the stories revolve around Magnus. Don’t get me wrong I liked him as a main character but if anything it was the side characters that made the story that much better. The likes of Sam, Alex and Halfborn are characters you don’t normally see in books so having the chance to get to know them better is appreciated.
The events in the stories take place right after each other and each of them has a running joke in them that you learn at the very start of the book. I do like this feature but for me the joke got old very fast and ruined a few stories because of it as it felt like Rick Riordan was just trying to find something stupid to have the joke take part in.
I do like the fact we get to have stories from each of the different worlds though as this introduces us to some of the characters that we met during the first three books and find out what life is like for them now. Plus learning more about the world Rick Riordan created is always great.
However I don’t really like this book, the short stories are okay but they don’t really add anything to the series as a whole, and personally I think the only reason the book was made at all was because it would make money. None of the stories made a lasting impression and none of them made me laugh which is what I think he was trying to do but unfortunately failed in. Anyway, I’ve been Aaron Morrsi and I’ll see you next time.