Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 3 by Rick Riordan
# of Pages: 410
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Ratings (out of 10):
Pace: I audiobooked this
Plot development: 9
Ease of Reading: 9
Summary from Goodreads:
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 and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?
My Opinions (SPOILER FREE):
This is the third and final book in Magnus’ trilogy. Overall, I did like this trilogy, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite. I feel like Rick has definitely written better.
I think my main problem with this trilogy is the fact that I wasn’t a huge fan of the characters. I didn’t really like Magnus all that much, not gonna lie. And I felt like I never really got to know the side characters well enough to really like or connect with them. This book was very diverse, and I usually don’t have a problem with the, but it just felt so forced in this book.
I thought the plot of this book was good. It could be a little confusing at times, but overall I thought it was very creative and a fun storyline to follow.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Rick’s writing, and this book definitely read like a Rick Riordan book, so I enjoyed that aspect a lot.
Definitely check out this trilogy if you’ve read Rick’s other books.