The Ship of the Dead

The Ship of the Dead

eBook - 2017
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In the third book in Rick Riordan's epic Norse mythology series, Magnus and his friends take a boat trip to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat. Life preservers are mandatory for this wet, wild, and wondrous adventure.
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 faces his most dangerous trial yet. His cousin, Annabeth, recruits her boyfriend, Percy Jackson, to give Magnus some pointers, but will his training be enough? Loki is free from his chains. He's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus and his friends to stop him, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. Does he have what it takes to outwit the wily trickster god?

Publisher: Disney Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9781484758601
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Sep 18, 2018

Meh. The conclusion was kinda lame, and it wasn't as good as Percy Jackson. I don't like like the main character's girlfriend (boyfriend?). I have nothing against gay people, but that relationship in the book was kinda weird for me......

Aug 10, 2018

A good conclusion to this series, though it definitely was more difficult for me to keep my attention focused on it. I just think I miss the main Percy Jackson series too much but that's not exactly something I should hold against these books.
I thought the story was clever, wonderfully random, and flashy, but maybe not all-together life-changing or super memorable, based on other books I've read (some by Rick Riordan).
I couldn't stop comparing it to other stories, but it really was an enjoyable read

Jul 20, 2018

I love all of Rick Riordan's books and I've read almost all of his books and my faveroite character of all time is Percy Jackson.

Jun 05, 2018

Ever since I started reading this specific series, I've been enjoying it. Honestly my favorite book from the series was The Sword of Summer and the second one was okay I guess. (Not as exciting) But this recent book was alright but I was expecting it to be as great as the first one. 👌I really like Alex Fierro.... She's weird in a sort of way but she has a great personality tbh👊🌟

Jun 05, 2018

I agree with Gwen904 and Prettypaws. I really wish Riordan wouldn't put all the stupid stuff about Islam and transgenderism in his books. It makes my opinion of him (which wasn't super high in the first place) decrease significantly. I also don't understand why everyone is raving about all Riordan's books and how great they are. Yeah, I get it already. They aren't that great, honestly. They have a lot of editing errors and anticlamactic endings and annoying characters. I have to admit, though, that I liked the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the Heroes of Olympus series. But Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard? Nope. Not at all. It's too silly and fluffy for me. The jokes that were meant to be funny were not funny at all. They were just plain stupid. The Kane Chronicles were so-so. The Trials of Apollo were pretty good, but not the best they could've been.

Jun 03, 2018

Unfortunately, this book had very irritating references to transgenderism, Islam, and homosexuality. I really dislike it when authors put their own political ideas into their books (especially a children's book).
'The Ship of the Dead' was better than the rest of the trilogy and I would have rated it higher if it didn't have the stuff mentioned above.

good book

May 05, 2018

I love the whole series!!! But this is the BEST. My favourite charactor is Alex, although she's kinda strange.
Praise Rick RIORDAN!

Apr 22, 2018

this book is hilariously funny and in my opinion is the best Magnus Chase book ever. Although this book is amazing, I like the Percy Jackson ones better.

Apr 05, 2018

good book

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He held it out for us to see. He didn't sign, but his meaning was clear:
Leave that to me.

May 05, 2018

Three days is a long time to sail with an evil walnut.
After the water horses dumped us - 'They got bored,' Sam explained, which was far better than them drowning us - I summoned the Big Banana and we all climbed aboard. Heathstone managed to invoke the fire rune kenaz, which saved us all from freezing to death. We sailed west, trusting our magic ship to take us where wre needed to go.

Mar 24, 2018

He left, whistling a tune that might have been a Frank Sinatra song from the elevator, Fly me to the Moon.


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May 05, 2018

Violence: There is violence, but it's not very bad.


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