Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-04-21 
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" My Video Review: " said.

"i don't really know if i can do a coherent review for this but i'll try to hit a few points at least. i know a lot of people are saying that riordan's books are getting worse as he goes along but to me it really feels like the complete opposite. i mean yes the plot is generally the same 'go from point a to point b and fight monsters. repeat' but for me it's the mythology that's interesting and it's always cool to see him take the original mythology and update it in fun ways. also i think his characters are getting better as he writes more, not only are they more diverse but they just feel more real and relatable to me. this is probably my favorite riordan series at the moment just because i love alex and magnus so much [as individual people and together ;) lol].

also (view spoiler)" said.

" The main thing I love about Rick's books, is the way he writes characters, they're all just wonderfulmy favourite quote from this series is 'but I am not a muslim girl' Out of context it doesn't seem as funny, but reading it with context in the book, it just really cracked me up " said.

"Wow.... Rick Riordan strikes again with another outstanding adventure with Magnus Chase!

This book is a genuine gem and stuffed full of humour that I got some really odd looks from my hubby while giggling over it like a mad woman but you can't help but giggle at and fall a little in love with Magnus and his mental escapades.

Now, I haven't read the Percy Jackson books yet, yes I know it's my bad and I will read eventually, so I can't really say how these compare to those original Riordan adventures but I can say that these Norse based tales are brilliant, he twists those Norse Myths to fit his story and his crew of diverse and vivid characters. The world building is impeccable with all that wealth of legend behind it and Riordan's knack for pacing is just fabulous.

All in all The Ship Of The Dead is a wonderful, funny and exciting inclusion to the Magnus Chase series..... hurry up and write more soon Mr Riordan!
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" ✨Full series review here! The best way I can describe this series in one sentence is: a more diverse and woke version of Percy Jackson and if that doesn't want to make you read it then I don't know what will. " said.

"Y'all I am going to fucking go nuts. Disclaimer: when I am excited about a book, I can be careless about tossing out the spoilers, so read with discretion.

The Ship of the Dead, for the most part, was a wonderful and satisfying conclusion to the Magnus Chase series. I've just reread the series, and I really do love these books a lot; they're wonderful and packed with your usual Riordan-like adventure formula, and the characters are all solid and well-developed. While the plot follows more-or-less the same plotline that literally every other Riordan book has, it still remains relatively fresh.

I think for this book what really stood out to me was the characters. Previous books focused on the empty cups gang: Hearthstone, Blitzen, and Samirah. This shifts the focus to Magnus's einherjar friends from floor 19: Thomas Jefferson Jr., Mallory Keen, Halfborn Gunderson, and Alex Fierro. The Empty Cups/Floor 19 gang really steal the show and are perhaps the most precious gang to ever appear in literature (rivalling Riordan's other precious gang, The Seven (+ Reyna and Nico). The Ship of the Dead tells their stories, signalling how close they've become since Magnus has arrived on the scene. And I loved the focus on them: hearing about all the stories of Floor 19 was great, because we know them, but we didn't really know them until this book.

They all had their stories, which tied into each other, made them closer, and developed their characters even more. I think T.J. emerged as one of my favourite characters? He's so precious and happy, and he cares so, so so much. Mallory and Halfborn were also so good, and all of them had pasts that made my heart ache and feel warm and fuzzy. And of course, Alex Fierro continues to be a complete standout in pink and green. We got more insight into her character, and who she is, which I loved. (view spoiler)" said.

"( 12. November.2016)

Wait, there's no book cover.............. what's the publishing date?

*checks the date.*


Oh My Gods!


(28 September 2017)
OMyGods (Of the Greek/Roman, Egyptian and Norse variety)

This's releasing this Sunday........


(8 January 2018)

.....I don't know what to say.

The book was nice and all, but it didn't really get to the level the first two got to, and the one I expected of it. The ending didn't match up to all the suspense built up in the book and the previous books.
Magnus meeting Percy was kind of a disappointment and the ending was really 'meh'. The book didn't really get to me the same way the others did, I mean, after reading Sword of Summer, I went crazy looking for a sequel and then I went even crazier because the sequel was coming out a whole year later. After finally getting my hands on Hammer of Thor, the wait was worth it. I waited for the last one with the hope that this would be even more awesome than the first two, but with the sure-fire belief that it would be amazing, even if it wasn't better than the previous ones, but matching up to them instead. With this book, I didn't bother even checking if there was going to be a sequel.
The final battle with Loki was long awaited and I had no doubt that the ending was going to be something I could have never dreamt of. Instead, both the battle and the ending seemed kind of cliche and boring. The only not-so-horrible part of the ending was Magnus' speech during the flyting. It was beautifully written but I was still disappointed.
All in all, the wait was most certainly not worth it.
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"What an epic way to end 2017!

I basically read the entire day - forgetting to eat and sometimes even breath!
Yesterday I challenged myself to finish this series before the end of 2017, and like T.J. jr. I do not let challenges pass me by.

I must say Rick did make it easy for me to keep to my self-implicated challenge. This adventure was so epic, on-the-edge-of-my-seat, I couldn't put the book down. I just had to know what will happen next, where will our heroes end up and - more importantly - how will they extract themselves form the doom they are facing.

Not only did I immensely enjoy this book - and series - but also did I learn a great deal about Norse mythology. I think that's the best thing about any of Rick's works; you learn so much and you truly enjoy learning!

What a great read to end the year of 2017 with!
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