The Unofficial Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Companion: The Norse Heroes, Monsters and Myths Behind the Hit Series
I really like all of Rick Riordan’s books, and I recently read Magnus Chase. So I was excited when I saw The Unofficial Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard Companion. It is about all things Norse — Viking history and culture, myths, and an overview of all the gods, heroes and monsters. There are fun, interesting little side notes peppered throughout the book, including Viking Vocab, which teaches you crazy sounding words like hoggspjot (striking spear) or hnefatafl (boardgame), and Norse Notes, which is just short little facts. Each section ends with “Things to Take Away” which corrects common misconceptions and gives facts that are important to know. It even has black and white sketches that help give you a clear image of Viking life and what the gods and people looked like.
I especially liked the myths because they were interesting, and learning about Norse history, like runes and rune stones. I don’t think the book relates to Magnus Chase a whole lot, except for a few of the heroes and gods. None of the history or myths match up, at least not yet. I still really liked it, though, because it was so interesting. I would recommend this book for any fans of mythology, especially if you like any of Rick Riordan’s series or Norse mythology.
|Page Count||200 pages|
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