Title: The Ship of the Dead
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard
Recommended for: Grades 4-8
Pages: 421 pages
Call Number/Link: J FICTION RIORDAN, R.
Synopsis: Magnus Chase, son of Frey, the god of summer and health, isn’t naturally inclined toward being a brave warrior. Still, with the help of his motley group of friends, he has achieved deeds he never would have thought possible. Now he faces his most dangerous trial yet. Loki is free from his chains. He’s readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It’s up to Magnus and his friends to stop him, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it’s ready to sail. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. But Magnus’s biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. Does he have what it takes to outwit the wiley trickster god?
This is the third and final installment of Magnus Chase. For those who are wondering Percy and Annabeth make an appearance in this book. Magnus, Samirah, Alex, Hearthstone, Blitzen are joined by, floor 19 hall mates, Thomas Jefferson Jr., Halfborn Gunderson, and Mallory Keen to stop Ragnarok from starting. All of these characters are called to help aid in the trials to stop Ragnorak. Lots of action, but it also has background information about the different charaters. Now I am eagerly awaiting for the next Rick Riordan book that comes out in May.