The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2) by Rick Riordan: Book Review

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Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki–and the price he wants is very high. (Goodreads)

My Review

My Rating: 3/5

This is a book I enjoyed reading: it was funny; the characters were diverse and engaging; and the settings were interesting and vivid. What it lacked was plot. With a lot of trilogies, the second book is often a gap-filler, and this is what this book felt like. Everything that happened in this book could have been said and done in half as many pages. There are very few adventurous things our heroes do, unlike most Riordan books where the characters are constantly running into and away from danger.

I am enjoying the series but I’m looking forward to finishing it.

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