The Hammer of Thor (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series #2)

The Hammer of Thor (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series #2)

by Rick Riordan


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The Hammer of Thor (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series #2) by Rick Riordan

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781368000307
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series , #2
Sales rank: 13,162
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Rick Riordan, dubbed "storyteller of the gods" by Publishers Weekly, is the author of three #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with 45 million copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on Greek mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and the Heroes of Olympus, based on Greek and Roman mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes. The first book in his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy based on Norse mythology, The Sword of Summer, also debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.


San Antonio, TX

Date of Birth:

June 5, 1964

Place of Birth:

San Antonio, TX


B.A. in English and History, University of Texas

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The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series #2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good. Obviously the book was great from a story accept and taught a bunch about Norse mythology, but the real standout learning was the social themes. This book covers the issues of family and not giving up on them, accepting others even if they have been hiding the fact that they are a viking soldier who reaps the souls of the dead in Amir's case or... Is gender fluid I can't say that Rick Riordian made a perfect or even accurate representation because I am not gender fluid, but Rick Riordian covers the topic well and there is one specific conversation about everyone being their own person. This book is amazing on its own and because Magnus already knows about the Greeks there are the most PJO references out of all the spinoff series. 5 stars go buy and enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic and I can definently see someone who likes mystery and puzzle books reading this book. I hope anyone who reads this will find it very interesting.
Your_Boy_Royal More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing it is funny and well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This and percy jackson are my favorite sereis I love how they compined the 2 because im hoping that the newest percy jackson book will include magnus and just asking anyone who read percy jackson at all was thinking if Rick was putting annebeth in just because or if there was a relation in the 2 series I ws exited at the end when it confirmed it was like the annebeth from percy jackson they described everthing about her but he.could have just put her in to tease us but im very surprised and will be reading the next book in both series hoping they will stay connected 5/5 good job Rick
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello! My name is Joseph, and l am speaking/typing on behalf of the Noshapers(most people know us by our more popular name: Shape-shifters). We have decided to publicly come out into the open (sort of...) and try our best to explain to all "Oneshapes"(l just came up with that term! It is awsome! Man! Now l kinda wish l was a "normal human" too, just so l could be called that!) our "kind". First of all, if you are reading this, and are over the age of 20, don't get your hopes up. Most noshapers dicover their abilities around the age of 13. If you are around the age of 13, you might have a chance of dicovering new abilities, if you do, DO NOT SHOW YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY UNTIL YOU ARE IN FULL CONROL OF SHAPING! This may lead to extreme injury or death, and if you think l am being dramatic, well, you can have your own opinion (BUT DO NOT TRY!). Where do you thing J.K. Rowling got the idea of being Splinched from? Anyway, noshapers are extremly rare. You have about a 1 in 1,000,000,000 chance of being one. I ownly known of four other ones from the entire world. So don't get your hopes too high. And now, Q and A about being a noshaper: WHAT DOES THE TRANFORMATION FEEL LIKE? DOES IT HURT? All noshapers have the same feeling when we transform, a warm sensation almost like stepping into a nice warm shower. Also, the size of the form we are taking on matters too, the bigger, the warmer, the smaller, the colder. Pretty straight forward. WHAT DOES "NOSHAPER" MEAN? It means excatly was it says, we have no superior form, we spend the most time is a human form, but we can alter it at any time. CAN YOU CHANGE GENDER DURING TRANSFORMATION? Yes we can, a male form is easiest for me, but l can become female with just a little more consentration. HOW DO YOU EVEN BEGIN THE CHANGE? Ah, now that is complicated. Oh, wait, no it's not. We just picture the animal we would like to take the form of. YOU SAY "TAKE THE FORM OF", DON'T YOU JUST MEAN TURN INTO? No. It is entirely two different things, when l say "l turn into", l mean l literaly turn into the animal, physicaly and mentaly. That is not Shaping. That is...hmm, l don't think it has a name, since it is entirely impossible. When l say "l take the form of", l mean that l only take the physical form of the animal, my mental state stays the same. HMM,THAT'S INTERESTING, NOW, WHAT FORM ARE YOU IS RIGHT NOW? You mean, while l'm typing this? YES. Oh, l'm human right now. It is easier to type. IF YOU CAN TAKE ON THE FORM OF ANOTHER ANIMAL, CAN YOU TAKE ON THE FORM IF ANOTHER HUMAN? No. Every form l turn into is completly unique. But all of my forms share minor details, like eye color. HOW DID YOU LIKE THIS BOOK THAT YOU ARE DOING THIS ON? Oh! I loved it! There is a noshaper in it! That is why we chose to do it on this book. HOW DO YOU DISCOVER THAT YOU ARE A NOSHAPER? Well, most of us woke up in a form of a different animal when we dicovered who we were. WHEN YOU SHOWED YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS, WHAT DID THEY WANT YOU TO TURN INTO? I do not know why, but every time it was an elephant. Ok, l am about to run out of space on this thing, but there is more stuff to explain, so l will make another one on the same book titled the same thing but #2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the best selling novel “The Sword Of Summer” from the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard serious by Rick Riordan, I went straight to the bookstore and bought the next book in the series, “The hammer Of Thor”. This story is a continuation of Magnus Chases’ life as a Demigod (Son of the Norse god Frey). This book is easily my all-time favorite book by Rick Riordan. He continuously adds new angles to the story and he connects this series of books with his different series of books including, the Percy Jackson series, The kane chronicles, and the Heros of Olympus into one big giant story where the demigods Percy, Annabeth and Magnus go and save the nine worlds. This is done when Annabeth invites Magnus to meet her boyfriend Percy Jackson. During the story Rick Riordan alludes to his other books by facing Magnus with many of the same challenges Percy had to go through when he was new to the “Force”. This happens when Magnus gets a sword that can tun into a pendant like Percy's sword, and how they both had to face large armies of giants in order to help the gods win a war that might end the world. In addition Rick Riordan uses Personification in this story. Magnus’s Sword; The Sword of Summer or Jack can speak and has a personality. It can also fly and work completely on its own. My favorite character from this book would have to be Jack (The sword of Summer). He is my favorite character because he is very humorous and random. In the great hall Jack sometimes starts singing Lady GaGa in front of an army of killers, or he talks about lady swords like they are his babes. “Jack quivered with excitement. “Will you look at that sword? She’s so hot!”. My favorite quote from the book would have to be “I think it’s time you met Percy.” because it is the reason why I want to buy the next book. The Connection between Percy and Magnus will be vital to the death of Loki and the destruction of the boat of Nails. This is the cliffhanger at the end of the story that is supposed to draw you into buying the next book and it did. Now my only problem is that the next book comes out in October!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice illustrations
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing as usual.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Not like marvel at all!!!!!!! :(
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Is this a book about battling Norse gods or is a tumblr post on social justice? Hard to tell in some chapters, but overall it was fine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good story, but with alot of political correctness was a bit of a let down. But the ending really makes me want to get the 3rd book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im reading the first one still but i cant wait to end book one to go to two I have a seret i have chush on magnus and im 12 lol If you do too say in your review "i do to Emma H lol"
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book very much, I couldn't put it down till I finished it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard, The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan is the second book in its series. Rick Riordan is the author of many other books like the lighting Thief and The Lost Hero. The book is a fantasy book like almost every book Rick has written. The story is told from the perspective of Magnus Chase a son an Asgardian god Frey. His Friends Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, and himself go on an adventure to retrieve the god Thor’s hammer from somewhere in the nine worlds, but the god Loki has other plans for them. The author is able to develop a good story that is able to keep you hooked. There is a lot of plot twists that make you never want to put the book down again until you finish it. This book has a similar plot of Lord of The Rings by them going out on a quest across far lands. The theme of the book is thrill-seeking “‘Guys!’ Blitzen yelled form mount Bowling Bad. ‘Come take a look!”. Overall I give this book a 9 out of 10 stars because it has a very different story then the normal book because it has Gods from Asgard and their children. This is a fantastic read for all audiences over the age of 12, and anyone who loves to learn about gods of Asgard but also loves a serious plot with some funny mixed in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rick is the bedt other ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We all would like to know this too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know how Mr. Riordan does it, but these are the greatest books of all time. I have read a lot of books, but have never seen something as amazing as mr. Riordans books. They are truly amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor” Pros Exciting plot Relatable characters Really funny Heartfelt Not too long Educational I just finished the second book in the Magnus Chase series “Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor.” This is a book written by the best selling author, Rick Riordan. Four hundred and eighty pages in length this is a fantasy novel. Magnus Chase is just a regular teenage guy, except for one small thing. He’s a demigod. His father is Frey the Norse God of nature. Magnus Chase is a demigod whose life is just settling down. Then out of the blue he gets a message from his friend Sam saying they need to meet and he knows something is up. The Hammer of Thor is missing and if it’s not in Thor’s power again immediately the nine worlds will be in grave danger. With the help of old friends and new ones, Magnus and Sam embark on a dangerous and emotion sparking quest to find Thor’s Hammer and save the nine worlds. I loved this book. The witty humor and nonstop puns make this a book one you will find yourself laughing out loud at. The norse mythology was also something that I found really interesting to learn about through modern storytelling. There was never a dull moment in this story, at the end of each chapter you immediately jump into the next one. Another one of things that make this such an awesome novel is the relatability of the characters. These characters have to deal with discrimination, learning disorders, family issues and so many other things. Everyone no matter their race, gender, religion, or age can find themselves in one of these characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Norse mythology. If you liked the “Percy Jackson Series” or the “Heros of Olympus” you’ll love this book. Overall I thought this book was one of the best written by Rick Riordan the only problem is that I have to wait till October 2017 for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic Rick Riordan book! I was really, really happy to discover that one of the characters is transgender. It's great to see LGBTQ+ representation, especially in a kids book. I myself am not a kid--I'm 22 and have been a huge fan of Rick's since I first started reading Percy Jackson in middle school. I don't think I'll ever grow out of these books. They're full of so much wit, adventure and charm that just about anybody can enjoy them. Hammer of Thor certainly didn't disappoint. I can't recommend this series enough for people of all ages who love mythology (and have a good sense of humor).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was another fantastic book by Rick
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should read it very fun