The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series #3)

The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series #3)

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Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. 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. Now Magnus faces his most dangerous trial yet.

Loki is free from his chains. He's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus and his friends to stop him, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. Does he have what it takes to outwit the wily trickster god?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524735791
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series , #3
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 466,991
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Rick Riordan, dubbed "storyteller of the gods" by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes. 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 Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done, Rick
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gods its AMAZING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Solid fun adventure, not the best novel he has wrote but still a worthy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just enough open to make way for another series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another solid addition to the Riordan stable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for next book.
Zirkle 16 days ago
Anonymous 4 months ago
I loved the percy jackson crossover and how greek myths and norse myths all live in the same world. Please make more of these books and percy jacksons. I am totaly hooked!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Good story
Anonymous 11 months ago
JayKantamneni More than 1 year ago
In this Asgardian mythology trilogy finale, author Rick Riordan incorporates the beliefs of different cultures and pours in his witty humor to create an action-packed novel to defeat evil and stop the doom of the incoming Ragnarok. Magnus Chase and his crew sail to the farthest borders of the Norse World in Jotunheim and Niflheim to stop the imminent destruction of Asgard as we know it. Looking at the series as a whole, I feel like the world of Greek heroes and gods were merged into this novel too late and too brief. From the first book, readers knew the fates of Magnus and Annabeth, one of Percy Jackson’s most iconic characters, were intertwined, due to their last names. With an author as talented as Riordan, there is no such thing as a coincidence. Also in this day and age, he managed to tie in diverse characters such as Alex, a transgender struggling with her abusive father, and Samirah, a girl who is practicing Ramadan--a month of fasting from dawn to dusk in the Muslim religion used for spiritual reflection. In addition to this, the ending felt extremely satisfying as the book filled up all of the gaping holes and unanswered questions most readers ponder after the preceding two books, without it seeming like Riordan is going out-of-the-way to do this. Although I would not say this the best Riordan book, as there have been many remarkable novels from this illustrious author and this one is no exception, but if you are an eager reader wandering a library and interested in the world of mythology then don’t be afraid to pick this up after reading the first two novels (“The Sword of Summer” and the “Hammer of Thor” in that order). In all honesty, this novel wouldn’t nearly be the same without the master penmanship of Rick Riordan. He has 14 years of experience in writing mythology like this--in a way no other author has even dared to attempt. Obviously, that risk paid off. He has received numerous awards for writings like this such as the Hampshire Book Award (2007) and a three-time recipient of the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Middle Grade & Children's Novel (2016-2018), including one for this very book. Overall, don’t turn away a book as good as this one. Any Riordan book can offer you an experience like no other. As a seven-year-old boy I picked one up during a visit to the library and now six years later, I’m entranced in the world of mythology. I wholeheartedly recommend “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead”.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of magnificent adventures and wonderfull freimdship. RICK RIORdan out did him self now he is known for Greek Roman and now Norse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand 3 times and look under your pillow. Post this on 3 different books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the title
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Uncle Rick's best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is percy in most of the book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it
SammiiTX More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
BookPrincessReviews More than 1 year ago
This book got so meta for me at two separate points - it mentioned Godzilla while I was watching Godzilla and then mentioned the fourth of July while I was reading it on the 4th of July - so all the bonus points for that. This wasn't quite the ending I was looking for with this series. Usually Riordan excels at an amazing finale, but for me, this wasn't quite stellar. It just felt boring? I think the biggest issue for me was that there didn't seem to be an urgency to the whole Ship of the Dead needed to be stopped. I felt like we were being sent on quests and trying to find magical items like any ole Riordan journey; however, I didn't quite understand WHY we needed these things, how they related, and why we weren't rushing more to do other stopping Loki??? Usually, I'm pretty good at understanding the stakes, but I didn't quite feel the anticipation and pressure of the whole world ending. Instead, I just felt bored and wanted the book to hurry up. That was really my only gripe with the book, and the rest of it I quite enjoyed. One of the main things that I really enjoyed was the fleshing out of characters. Riordan is a master of creating a solid and entertaining quest crew, and I had always felt like Magnus had a few choice players but not really the crew that Riordan excelled at. This book really shown a spotlight on some of the other key characters that I had wanted to know more. TJ was amazing and I just love him so much; Mallory was complex, complicated, and so so so strong; and Gunderson had some depth and heart underneath all that muscle. We even dived in deeper with our lovely main characters - Magnus, Alex, Sam, Hearth, and Blitzen - even more which was amazing. I enjoyed the mythology aspects as usual. I thought Riordan picked up some interesting ones for this particular book. There were definitely some interesting ones - and I especially enjoyed Riordan's time down in the ocean with a hipster god. The ship was adorable as well - well, not sure about the Big Banana - but the one between Alex and Magnus. It came so organically, and I enjoyed how it wasn't the main focus but just a cherry on top of a fantastic sundae. They are so adorable together, and the mutual respect for each other is everything. I liked how Riordan gave some hints of it, and it was great to see it coming through. Overall, this wasn't the best finale that I've seen from Riordan or the one I was hoping for, but it was still a pretty good ending to a series I had a rocky beginning with it. I am fully invested in this crew now, and I so hope Magnus + Co. will be popping up again. The mythology aspects were great as always, but the pacing was just a bit off for this finale. 3 crowns and a Belle rating!
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BluePrelude More than 1 year ago
The story line is lost while the writer tries to indoctrinate the reader. Got it, he wants to expand the minds of your readers, sadly it is NOT up to him to teach young kids about ONE religion, while broadcasting the main character is an Atheist. As far as the plot to flighting Loki, nope, Riordan missed the point of flighting. The whole chapter is a total let down. This is the second time this writer finishes a series too fast, leaving way to many lose ends that won't be explained on new books. Very disappointing, I don't think I can buy anymore series written by Riordan.