The Ship of the Dead – Rick Riordan

The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #3)The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Magnus Chase: Ship of the Dead is the final book in the series that blends Norse mythology with the modern world. Rick Riordan writes in his typical humourous fashion and makes learning fun (even if it’s not always entirely accurate.) As this is the third and final book in the series, there isn’t too much to say that wouldn’t spoil the first two books if you have not read them so I would recommend doing so before reading this review.

Our heroes continue their journey to postpone Ragnarok and defeat Loki. Magnus is joined by Samirah the Valkyrie, Hearthstone the Elf, Blitzen the Dwarf and his fellow Einherjar Alex, Mallory, TJ and Halfborn. They must battle giants, outwit guardians, and save the world from utter destruction. Just your average Tuesday.

I really enjoyed how diversity was represented in this series as we have main characters with different sexualities or orientations, religions, ethnicities, and disabilities. Since I am not most of the ones that were represented in the book, I can’t speak to how accurate the portrayal was but I am glad that they were included. As a casual reader, the representation felt informative and not condescending or demeaning.

Rick continues his world building by sending our heroes off on adventures in the nine realms while simultaneously teaching us a bit about Norse mythology. His books are a very approachable way to tackle the topic and perhaps foster a sense of curiosity that will lead readers to want to discover more. There isn’t much else to say without spoilers, so I would recommend this series to middle grade, young adult or teen readers who enjoy fantasy. It is a fun, easy read that I hope you won’t regret picking up.

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6 responses to “The Ship of the Dead – Rick Riordan”

  1. laurafreestone Avatar

    Still need to read theses, glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. kyera Avatar

      I highly recommend it, you should definitely read the series!

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  2. bookprincessreviews Avatar

    I didn’t realize that he was already done with this series. I thought it was to keep going and going. Glad to see you liked it, though, Kyera! Wonderful review even though I couldn’t read much of it since I didn’t know what was going on. 😀


    1. kyera Avatar

      With Percy Jackson, he did the first five book series then he did a new five book series, so I’m sure the Norse World will continue but this particular storyline has concluded.. so it’s not as daunting as a 5 book series!


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