Another trilogy down. It took me some time to read, but here we are. These are my thoughts on the final book in the Magnus Chase Trilogy, where we follow Magnus Chase and his friends on an adventure to delay Ragnarok (world destrcution). Hope you are all having a great time, and please STAY SAFE!
TITLE: The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3)
AUTHOR: Rick Riordan
- THE HUMOR. Of course, first of all. [Uncle] Rick Riordan’s humor never gets old. That’s one of the reasons why he’s my favorite author of all time.
- THE CHARACTERS. [Uncle] Rick’s characters, you really root for them. And I love that they represent different beliefs and cultures. Among all, I really loved the Islam representation through our brave Valkyrie, Samirah al-Abbas. I’m not Muslim, but I have Muslim friends, and reading about Samirah made me feel proud and happy. Especially the part where Sam was fasting. I could relate since every year, I witness my Muslim friends go through the same thing. RESPECT!
- THE WRITING & WORLDBUILDING. The writing was fast-paced, another signature move by [Uncle] Rick, but the words were enough to describe and create vivid images of the places our heroes went to.
- THE SIGN LANGUAGE. Another representation I loved. One of the characters, Hearthstone, was deaf, so he used sign language as a form of communication. What I loved about it was when the movements were described, I found myself mimicking them. It was fun and a great way to educate.
- THE ROMANCE. We had an experience of romance involving Magnus here. It was only on the final parts, but it was the perfect treat.
I found myself not getting on board on the the first few chapters of the book. It made me anxious, because I really wanted to enjoy the ride. Gladly, it was just fleeting and I ended up loving the rest.
If you want to read a Norse myth book for the first time, I highly suggest this trilogy. You won’t get all the information, but it will give enough for you to want more.