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The first book in the incredible new series from the author of Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus.

My name is Magnus Chase. I'm orphaned and living rough on the streets of Boston. And things are about to get much worse.

My day started out normally enough. I was sleeping under a bridge when some guy kicked me awake and said, 'They're after you.' Next thing I know, I'm reunited with my obnoxious uncle, who casually informs me that my long-lost father is a Norse god.

Nothing normal about that. And it turns out the gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Apparently, if I can't find the sword my father lost two thousand years ago, there will be doom. Doomsday, to be precise.

A fire giant attacking the city?
Immortal warriors hacking each other to pieces?
Unkillable wolves with glowing eyes?

It's all coming up.

But first I'm going to die. This is the story of how my life goes downhill from there . . .

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 18, 2017


    528 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook


    October 6, 2015

    Penguin eBooks

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The Dark Prophecy (The Trials Of Apollo Book 2)
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Magnus Chase And The Ship Of The Dead (Book 3)
Percy Jackson And The Sea Of Monsters (Book 2)
Percy Jackson And The Titan's Curse (Book 3)
The Lost Hero: Heroes Of Olympus (Book 1)
Percy Jackson And The Battle Of The Labyrinth (Book 4)
Percy Jackson And The Last Olympian (Book 5)
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase (Book 2)
The Blood Of Olympus (Heroes Of Olympus Book 5)
Son Of Neptune: Heroes Of Olympus (Book 2)
The House Of Hades (Heroes Of Olympus Book 4)
The Mark of Athena: Heroes Of Olympus (Book 3)
The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles (Book 1)
Percy Jackson And The Greek Gods
Throne Of Fire: Kane Chronicles (Book 2)
Percy Jackson And The Greek Heroes
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Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo
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The Son Of Neptune: The Graphic Novel (Heroes Of Olympus Book 2)
Magnus Chase And The Hammer Of Thor (Book 2)


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Turtles All the Way Down
Anne Of Green Gables
The Hidden Oracle: The Trials Of Apollo (Book 1)
WaR: Wizards And Robots
The Alchemyst
The Sun is also a Star
Thirteen Reasons Why
All The Bright Places
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls
Love, Simon
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
The Martian
The Outsiders
LGB Richard Scarry's The Gingerbread Man
Fragments Of The Lost
Magisterium: The Silver Mask
Magnus Chase And The Ship Of The Dead (Book 3)
Pride And Prejudice