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

General  Thoughts:

This book went from hilarious to cute cringe-worthy moments to bawling my eyes out moments.
So much Diversity…from Religion to deaf characters, to Gender fluid characters…
All in one book…
Such a Fun read.
The last sentence… was definitely a cliffhanger.
I need to start reading Percy Jackson.. like right now…

Also… Spoiler Alert… 😀

Plot Summary:

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

Things I liked:

  • The Backstory.
    While the first book is action-packed, I did want to know the backstory of a lot of characters which this book did. It did satisfy my curiosity about Sam and Hearthstone.  I bawled my eyes out reading about Hearthstone. How could someone do this to him? He is such a pure soul. I hated the nerve of his father to treat him that way. Also, Sam and her boyfriend are so cute.  Her boyfriend could be so understanding and supportive, just raised the bar for the non-fictional men.
  • Humour and Sarcasm
    Just like the first book, this book was filled with humor and sarcasm which made me LOL a dozen times throughout the book. Especially, The Selfie Stick joke and Thor and his farting problems. Talking about Humour, Jack – the talking sword was really fun to read. The fact that he was checking out other swords and his jokes were really funny.
  • Diversity
    This book has a gender fluid character, a deaf character, a Muslim that is a Valkyrie and how her boyfriend is trying to accept the fact that she is a Valkyrie. The fact that so many different types of people could be reading this, makes it so important to read about some important values along with mere entertainment.

Things I didn’t like:

  • There is nothing, I did not like in this book, we did stray from the main story sometimes which seemed unnecessary but were still fun to read.

I would recommend it to someone that loves Norse Mythology and action-packed adventure stories. 

Notable Quotes:

“Hello, Paranoia, My Old Friend”

“It’s okay, man,” I said, though I realized my definition of okay had become flexible over the last few months.”

“My Friends Protect Me by Telling Me Absolutely Nothing. Thanks, Friends”

“My brain refused to get out of my head. Inconsiderate brain.”

“You Keep Using the Word Help. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”


This was the second book in the Series of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.
Check out my review of the first book – The Sword of Summer



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