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New Folktales, Fairytales & Mythology
Reading Level: Grades 6-9
The author of the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series strikes gold again in this first episode of his new series "Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard."
Magnus Chase has been living on the streets ever since the wolves burst into the apartment and killed his mother. With her last breath she told him to hide and never go to his uncle for help. On his sixteenth birthday he can hide no more. Fate, in the form of his uncle, has found him. In moments Magnus recovers (and loses) a powerful, magical sword, fights a ferocious fire giant, dies and is taken to Valhalla, a paradise for warriors, where he discovers he is the son of the god of spring and summer.
More books by Rick Riordan
If you enjoyed this Norse mythological adventure try:
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
Loki's Wolves by Kelley Armstrong and
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 6
Midnight "Night" Smith is the son of the most infamous Death ever. Because of his father's bad reputation most other young hoodies (Deaths) are not allowed to associate with Night and he also cannot get a sponsor to help him practice for his entrance exams for Death's Academy. After being caught trying to illegally kill a chipmunk by a halo (Guardian Angel) Night ends up grounded. While sneaking out one evening Night accidentally stumbles across evil unicorns and overhears their plan to attack the Death's headquarters, but who will believe the son of a disgraced criminal?