The Ship of the Dead

The Ship of the Dead

eBook - 2017
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In the third book in Rick Riordan's epic Norse mythology series, Magnus and his friends take a boat trip to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat. Life preservers are mandatory for this wet, wild, and wondrous adventure.
Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus faces his most dangerous trial yet. His cousin, Annabeth, recruits her boyfriend, Percy Jackson, to give Magnus some pointers, but will his training be enough? 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. Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. Does he have what it takes to outwit the wily trickster god?

Publisher: Disney Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9781484758601
1484758609
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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kirstd31 Dec 11, 2017

It was a good ending to this series. It was funny and adventurous.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 16, 2017

To put it simply, Magnus Chase and his friends have one week to travel to the Norse ancient lands, defeat and capture Loki and stop Naglfar from setting sail with its army of giants, all the nine worlds and everyone in them will be destroyed. But it’s not like there’s any pressure or anything. Rick Riordan sets sail one last time with the most hilarious yet realistic story of good versus evil you’ll ever read. He has a such a big range of well-balanced characters, you have to create three categories to fit all of them: Main, middle and minor; they give him opportunities for expansion within this part of his universe simply because they’re good characters, but it could never be big enough to explore them all in depth. Their personalities and vulnerabilities make them feel human, even though some of them are elves! Although I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed with this book. However, it’s not because it isn’t a good book; it’s because he has simply set the bar too high with his previous ones. If you’re looking for another version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this book is proof enough that Riordan’s should be near the top of your list. After all, he is on mine.
- @R2-D2 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

PinesandPrejudice Nov 08, 2017

I am so pleased with this book. I enjoyed the adventure, the tie in with everyone's backstories. Even though the ending felt Disney-esque and Harry Potter-esque, I liked that it was a battle of wits rather than a physical battle. That felt different and I enjoyed it.

Also Magnus and Alex FTW! That's all I'll say to that.

A good Rick Riordan book: funny, formulaic and heartfelt. He never fails to disappoint (unless it's the Kane Chronicles but I just pretend those don't exist).

LPL_LaurenT Nov 02, 2017

The third installment of the Magnus Chase series does not disappoint! Packed full of action, great character development and random Norse gods, I had a rip roaring good time with this book. Riordan’s Loki is so slimy and evil, but also so clever, that I was sitting on the edge of my seat hoping that our heroes would prevail. With one of the truly most diverse cast of characters from a middle grade blockbuster (and maybe all middle grade books?), Magnus Chase is a welcome addition to Riordan’s pantheon. Can’t wait for more adventures from the Floor Ninteeners!

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orange_eagle_377
Oct 26, 2017

Alex kisses him while she's a girl and a boy soooo.......... Also couldn't really tell if it was the last book or not it didn't say what the next book is gonna be called

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hazelturtle
Oct 24, 2017

book was okay, I think he's trying to focus more on the little jokes than the actual plot and you can tell he supports that muslim and transgender junk.

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lilkev
Oct 24, 2017

Omg 24th i cant wait!!!!! ive read all his books but this one

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ilseclementine
Oct 19, 2017

hurrry

I loved the ending.
I wonder what's wrong with Annabeth.
Fierrochase.
Estelle Blofis.
Chase Space.

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lardypokemon
Oct 07, 2017

Too bad Percy Jackson is a minor character......... :(

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Blitz and Hearth were almost top the shore when Alex stopped abruptly.
I didn't have any energy left either, but I thought I should try to sound encouraging. "We-we have to k-keep going." I looked over. We were nose-to-nose under the blankets. Her scarf had dipped below her chin. Her breath was like limes.
Then, before I even knew what was happening, she kissed me. She could have bitten off my mouth and I would have been less surprised. Her lips were cracked and rough from the cold. Her nose fit perfectly next to mine. Our faces aligned, our breaths mixed. Then she pulled away.
"I wasn't going to die without doing that, " she said.

"Well, Estelle Blofis," Percy corrected. "My stepdad is Paul Blofis. Not much I can do about that surname, but my little sis is awesome. Five fingers. Five toes. Two eyes. She drools a lot."
"Just like her brother", Annabeth said.

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