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9 from the Nine Worlds: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 4

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Companion book to Norse mythology series best for fans.

Book Rick Riordan Fantasy 2018
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For rabid readers of the Magnus Chase series, this color-illustrated companion book of mini-quests will be a like their own little piece of Asgard to hold in their hands. For those in the "I like Percy Jackson better" camp, 9 from the Nine Worlds may be a pass for you. (Or consider the Camp Half-Blood Confidential companion book -- the prolific Rick Riordan has you covered.)

Eight of Magnus' buddies embark on their own mini-quests in eight of the worlds -- Odin gets Asgard. All of these adventures are so short that there's little chance for the conflict to build. Everything is hastily wrapped up and we're on to the next world. It's more about guessing when flatulent Thor will run by in his short-shorts, sometimes unintentionally helping save the day, sometimes wreaking more havoc. And it's about the detailed full-color art depicting six of the characters and all nine worlds. Both of these elements make the book a keeper for fans.

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