Book Review : The Ship Of The Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3) by Rick Riordan

 General  Thoughts:

This is one of the most fun Trilogies I have read, I loved the diversity, the sybolism of good and bad, the writing, characters, humour.
Such a hilarious, light-hearted action-packed mythological YA Book.


Plot Summary

Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon? As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn’t naturally inclined to fight. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir.

Things I like:


I absolutely loved how Samirah followed her traditions and religious duties so beautifully. I got to learn briefly about their culture and was pleased to get to know so much about it.
It’s officially Ramadan here, and I already have a soft corner for my friends. Everything I am going through, but without food and water damn!


This book is super action packed with all the quests, and yet the humour is always on point. There were several parts in the book where I literally laughed out loud, having said that I do want to mention the most hilarious moments of the book for me like Jack’s singing or Alex’s Sarcasm or Just Magnus and his monologue.

Character Development

Although I really loved to read about Hearthstone and Blitzen in the previous books and not to forget Amir and Samirah’s relationship, I did kind of want to know more about his other friends from Valhalla, I loved how this last book has wrapped up so beautifully. The characters are so well developed that I would literally cry if literally, anyone died in this series, but Mr Rick has always written happy and light-hearted novels and shown his mercy on us.


Even though I have already said this before, I really appreciate the diversity in this book. This book has a Muslim, Deaf and a Trans Person. The various sign language scenes were so adorable. ( my absolute favourite was the sign language for fate).

Alex and Magnus <3

I loved how the chemistry between Alex and Magnus is not just rushed since Alex is a Trans Person and is taking her/his time to figure out.  They Kiss. OMG!  That was so fucking cute, the way he confessed his love for her. <3 Heart Eyes<3

Things I didn’t like: 

There isn’t really much to not like here.  This is definitely a page-turner… however… I really wanted some intense end… I was looking forward to some good poetry fight. I guess I was slightly disappointed about that.

Notable Quotes

“The world will end. The big picture cannot be changed. But in the meantime, as Loki once said, we can choose to alter the details. That’s how we take control of our destiny.

“I figured something out. You can’t hold onto hate forever. It won’t do a thing to the person you hate, but it’ll poison you, sure enough.”

“Sometimes you lie to deceive people. Sometimes you lie because you need the lie to become the truth.”

“Look behind somebody’s horrible exterior, and you usually found a horrible interior, shaped by a horrible history.”

“The sunset turned the downtown skyline to red gold. The sea stretched ahead of us in silky sheets of blue, and for now all I had to do was stand at the prow and enjoy the view.”

This was the third book in the Series of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.
Check out my review of the first and second book in the series.

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