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5.0 out of 5 starsAnother great book by Rick Riordan, loved it.
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2016
My 13 year old son and I loved the book. We enjoy Rick Riodan's writing. I am a bit conservative, but there is a character who is transgender. Had to Explain that, but this character is also a shape shifter, so explanation was ok. Interesting character. Definitely worth the read.
Disappointed. Definite agenda and right off noticed obvious digs at my personal religious beliefs. I’m a fan of mythology and enjoyed these books until the author decided to make them his soapbox. Deleted from my device and didn’t get past the first few chapters. Looks like this author is no longer an enjoyable read. My beliefs are attacked on a daily basis now, I’m sure not going to pay for it!
I discovered Rick Riordan as a mature adult and have been enjoying his stories overall. However, to the Magnus Chase series is my least favorite for two reasons. First, the characters are Viking editions of the Percy Jackson characters. Riordan did Percy Jackson so much better. Second, the Magnus Chase series is a walking political agenda for identity politics — and that part of the series is laughable and preachy.
Riordan has written some entertaining series. He writes for the young adult audience but folks of all ages can enjoy his stories. If you’re in the mature range, the reading is fast and don’t expect to broaden your vocabulary. However, Riordan provides an entertaining twist on ancient mythologies.
Here’s my recommendations: 1. Percy Jackson series - Excellent! Lots of engaging characters to enjoy and care about. Entertaining plots. 2. The Kane series - Good. Same as above. 3. Apollo series - Good. It’s hilarious to hear Apollo’s god-y perspectives. Meg is a bore, though, and my least favorite character to date in the Percy Jackson world. 4. Magnus Chase - Okay. The character personalities are reboots of Percy Jackson. I kinda of care about them and kind if don’t. The series is more violent. And there’s the identity politics agenda.
This book series started off very well just like the rest of Rick's book series. Unfortunately towards the end of book two it started sinking like most of Netflix original series nowadays with the non stop pushing of transgender trifles. If you want a trans character then so be it but you don't have to keep pushing it every chapter. The 3rd book is even worse. I couldn't get past the 1st few chapters with out having how you are supposed to act and feel around a transgender every other paragraph, it was nauseating.
It makes me laugh. It still makes me laugh and it's entertaining to have Magnus' point of view. I like Rick Riordan's work. Still love Percy Jackson more, but this is good enough to have on my shelves and worth reading again.
I bought this for my daughter who was 11 at the time, she read them all and she loves the series. It's a great book. My only complaint was the pages kept falling out and she eventually had to put the book up on the shelf. They were falling out in clumps!
For me this one wasn't as good as the first one. It kind of dragged on and was off to a slow start but towards the end it definitely picked up and left me wanting more. So I am really excited for the next installment to this series
This book isn't bad for those who enjoy Riordan's sense of humor. The characters have more complicated personalities, however only a few of them do. The adventures are less fascinating than those from the first 2 series