The Hammer of Thor
Hardcover, 471 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high.
Okay so first things first. I need to be completely honest here and say I haven't actually finished the book. But Katelyn how can you read a book you haven't finished yet? Well you see here. I had the audio book rented. I had 30 minutes left of the recording. I looked at a friends copy. I had 30 pages left. Soooo I don't know the exact ending but I do feel like I know enough to know that this book was great. It took me a while to get through it, trying to physically read it a few weeks ago, but I devoured it in audio book format.
One of my favorite things about this book, about Riordan's books are that they are so open. Like in the previous book Sam is an Islamic character and we see more of her Islamic religion coming though the text in a way that shows the peace and beauty of it.
We also meet a new character, Alex a gender fluid and trans character who is confident with herself/his self and their decisions. I could see how it could be really beneficial for people that had never encountered it before. When we met her I got so excited.
Now on to the plot, this one was a bit slow at first, but the build up was so worth it. This one was an emotional roller coaster that kept you guessing as to what was happening.
This one would be five stars if only for the amount of time it took me to read it. But it was defensively one of the best books so far emotionally for me.
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