In the second installment in Rick Riordan's blockbuster Norse mythology trilogy, now in paperback, Magnus and company have to help find Thor's missing weapon before all Muspellheim breaks loose. "Riordan combines Norse mythology with a number of social issues: gender fluidity, disability, and race and religion. There's some crossover with characters from Riordan's other series, and the ending promises more overlap in future installments. A surefire hit."--Booklist
New York Times #1 best-selling series
Hilarious and thrilling take on Norse mythology, Rick's favorite
Features a diverse cast of characters from different races, ethnicities, religions, and lifestyles
Winner of the ALA's Stonewall Award for GLBT children's literature
Ties in to Percy Jackson series
Includes teaser chapter for Book 3
Ideal for middle schoolers but can be enjoyed by older readers, too
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. Bonus content includes a chapter from Magnus Chase Book 3: SHIP OF THE DEAD and a chapter from the first Rick Riordan Presents book, ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME by Roshani Chokshi.
About the Author
Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. Rick is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @RickRiordan.
PRAISE FOR THE HAMMER OF THOR
"Riordan combines Norse mythology with a number of social issues: gender fluidity, disability, and race and religion. There's some crossover with characters from Riordan's other series, and the ending promises more overlap in future installments. A surefire hit."—Booklist
PRAISE FOR THE HAMMER OF THOR
"The latest installment in Riordan's Nordic-themed fantasy series is a fast-paced adventure narrative featuring snappy dialogue and a diverse cast of well-developed characters. The author possesses a singular talent for re-creating contemporary teenspeak. An entertaining sequel that will whet fans' appetites for the next installment."—Kirkus Reviews