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Synopsis:

In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok, that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters–wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds, all bent on destroying the world.

The gods died a long time ago.

Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it was family history–because it is family history. Most people in the modern-day town of Blackwell, South Dakota, in fact, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt’s classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke.

However, knowing the legends and completely believing them are two different things. When the rune readers reveal that Ragnarok is coming and kids–led by Matt–will stand in for the gods in the final battle, he can hardly believe it. Matt, Laurie, and Fen’s lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team to prevent the end of the world.”

Review:

This book was better than I imagined it would be. Definitely one of my favorite books based on Norse mythology that I have ever read.

This book was one of those middle grade fantasy books that will make you want to continue on with the series. And that is exactly what I plan on doing.

I really liked all of the main characters in this book. They all had great personalities. I enjoyed that we got to read the plot of this book from all three of their perspectives instead of just Matt. With that being said though, I do wish that Fen and Laurie did have a stronger point of view in the book instead of just being kind of side characters.

The plot of this book was also really great and is the main reason why I enjoyed it so much. I loved learning about Norse mythology. It is something that I have seen a lot of in different movies and TV shows but I had never really sat down and read a book with characters that are descendants of the Norse gods. It was really interesting.

The mission that the characters were on was fantastic. Saving the world from Ragnarok was really cool. Any time a middle grade book has that kind of aspect incorporated into it just puts me on the edge of my seat and keeps me invested in the story.

Overall, this was a great book. I think that if you are a fan of any of Rick Riordan’s books (especially the Percy Jackson series) than you would really like this. I know I did!

RATING: 3.5/5

 

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