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Title:
9 from the Nine Worlds

Short stories. Selections

Nine from the Nine Worlds

9 from the 9 Worlds

Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard ;

Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard.
Title:
9 from the Nine Worlds
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Edition:
First edition.
Publisher Info:
Los Angeles : Disney·Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group, [2018]
Physical Description:
150 pages ; 22 cm.
Series:
Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard ; [book 4]

Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard.
Contents:
Asgard: home of the Aesir: just another decapitated head by Odin -- Midgard: home of humans: this is why I hate clothes shopping by Amir Fadlan -- Nidavellier: home of the dwarves: this little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine by Blitzen -- Alfheim: home of the light elves: speaking of trolls...by Hearthstone -- Jothunheim: home of the giants: my eighth-grade physics actually comes in handy by Samirah al-Abbas -- Helheim: home of Hel and the dishonorable dead: nice doggy by Thomas "T.J." Jefferson Jr. -- Niflheim: world of ice, fog and mist: so's your face! by Mallory Keen -- Vanaheim: home of the Vanir: well, that was a surprise by Halfborn Gunderson -- Muspellheim: home of the fire giants and demons: I play with fire by Alex Fierro.
Abstract:
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?

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Summary

Summary

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?


Author Notes

Rick Riordan was born on June 5, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major in English and history, he taught in public and private middle schools for many years.

He writes several children's series including Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and The Trials of Apollo. He also writes the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. He has won Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards for his mystery novels. .

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Fans of the "Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard" series will be delighted to dive into this funny and engaging short story collection taking place in each of the Nine Worlds. In Midgard, Amir is tricked into wearing necropants created by dark magic; in Helheim, T.J. makes a deal with Hel by finding and retrieving her lost hound in exchange for the safety of his mother; and in Muspellhein, Surt tries to recruit deities for a new world order after Ragnarok. Tales span about 15 pages and are told from the point of view of various characters. While they can stand alone, the stories are meant to be read in order, as they often lead into one another. Connecting all of the stories is Thor, who has humorously decided to jog throughout the Nine Worlds. If Thor logs enough steps on his FitnessKnut, he will be able to make an appearance on a Midgard TV show. Color inserts of the Worlds and characters are interspersed throughout the book. While any reader will be able to pick this up and jump right in, it will be most enjoyed by those who have read the "Magnus Chase" books and are familiar with Riordan's characters. VERDICT A first purchase for all collections where Riordian fans abound.-Marissa Lieberman, East Orange Public Library, NJ © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

For brief visits to each of the nine worlds of Nordic mythology, Riordan pitches as many supporting characters from his Magnus Chase series into some pickle. In earthly Midgard, Amir Fadlan is tricked into donning a pair of nonremoveable necropants made from human skin; deaf elf Hearthstone returns to Alfheim to battle a troll; and rumors that fire lord Surt is hatching some plot sends gender-fluid Alex Fierro to fiery Muspelheim. Thor, a broadly comical figure in the series, adds to the fun by blundering into and out of each story on an invigorating run through all nine worlds. Though he appends a large glossary and pronunciation guide, the author goes more for action than description in the tales, so the bunched color inserts of landscapes and stylish portraits are particularly helpful for less-fannish readers, who might struggle to distinguish among characters and locales. A fine ramble up Yggdrasil's trunk, with some bits of cultural currency to pick up along the way. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Magnus Chase series won as many hearts as it did accolades, and this supplemental jaunt will be welcomed by fans of Riordan and Norse mythology alike.--John Peters Copyright 2018 Booklist