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The Hammer of Thor

(Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  77,122 ratings  ·  6,418 reviews
"Magnus Chase, you nearly started Ragnarok. What are you going to do next?"

It's been six weeks since Magnus and his friends returned from defeating Fenris Wolf and the fire giants. Magnus has adjusted to life at the Hotel Valhalla—as much as a once-homeless and previously alive kid can. As a son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus doesn't exactly fit
Hardcover, First Edition, 459 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion Books
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Ben Dombek It'll be Percy coming to his apartment and find Jesus standing there wanting to talk about the Avengers Initiative. …moreIt'll be Percy coming to his apartment and find Jesus standing there wanting to talk about the Avengers Initiative. (less)
Emma I love it. In my opinion, it's on an equal level with the others, though in a slightly different way which may be why it's not as popular. However, Sa…moreI love it. In my opinion, it's on an equal level with the others, though in a slightly different way which may be why it's not as popular. However, Sadie has all the sass of Magnus and Percy, and Carter is a great character that takes after Annabeth's style of knowledge being power. They also have the same great chapter titles as PJO and Magnus Chase. Definitely recommend. (less)

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Christine Riccio
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I finished it. I LOVED IT. OTIS IS MY FAV <3 Here's my full booktalk: ...more
(A-) 80% | Very Good
Notes: Fun if uneven, it runs in peaks and valleys: a drag when didactic, but keenly climactic, fueled fire for the series finale.
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”Just my luck, Grimwolf was happy to turn his attention to me. When it comes to drawing aggro from ancient monsters, I’ve got the golden touch.”

No kidding!!! Haha! I won’t even bother to try to make a list of the many ancient monsters Magnus pissed off in this book. Suffice it to say it were many. *lol* For some reason the gods seem to like him though so this is actually kind of funny and weird at the same time. XD

Well anyway, let’s talk about the book! This was such a typical Uncle Rick story a
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
“Otis," I said.
"Shhh," he said. "I'm incognito. Call me...Otis."
"I'm not sure that's how incognito works, but okay."

The Hammer of Thor is the second book of the series. The book starts off with the quest which is about Magnus finding Thor's hammer. He has to fight against the giants, his uncle and LOKI. BIG BAD LOKI. AWWWW ! It looks promising, right ? And Alex is kinda kickass in this book. I liked her character, but not that much. Heart and Blitz are also my favorite characters, too. I hav
C.G. Drews
I mean OBVIOUSLY I LOVED IT. It's a Riordan book! What other emotions is a reader to have except: 40% laughing, 40% fangirling, and 20% thinking about falafel??? (There is so much falafel appreciation here, by the way. It's truly inspirational.) ANYWAY. I definitely thought this was another exciting and captivating instalment (although, still, like the first book...I think it got a bit rambly) and I loved the newly introduced characters and I loved how whacky all the gods were. And can we take a ...more
Simona B
"At this point, most people would have thrown themselves down on the ground and given up hope. And by most people, I mean me."

•I know that I have already raved plenty about how much I love this author and his characters, but Magnus Chase defies all standards of cutie-pie-ness and adorable-ness and funny-ness and whatnot. You just cannot not love the kid. And guess what (OBVIOUS FACT ALERT) (cit.)? I love him!

•So now that we got the Obvious Fact out of the way, I should start listing all the rea
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
YAAASSSSS!! Magnus Chase is going to meet Percy Jackson!! My two faves!!
may ➹
there was one (1) mention of Percy at the end and I’m embarrassed to say I went completely feral


Alex, immediately upon arrival: tries to kill everyone

me: 🥺🥺🥰🥰🥺🥰🥺🥺

// buddy reread with the gays! (tag later)
“Otis and his brother, Marvin, pulled the god’s chariot. They also provided Thor with a never-ending supply of goat meat. Each night, Thor killed and ate them for dinner. Each morning, Thor resurrected them. This is why you should go to college, kids—so when you grow up you do not have to take a job as a magical goat."

Rick Riordan's books are always some of my favourite books to read so Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor is no exception. That being said, it was even better than the first bo
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2), Rick Riordan

The Hammer of Thor is an American young-adult fantasy novel based on Norse mythology written by Rick Riordan. It was published on October 4, 2016.

The book opens six weeks after the close of the preceding novel, The Sword of Summer.

Magnus Chase meets with Samirah "Sam" al-Abbas and Otis, one of the god Thor's two goats, who inform the heroes Thor's hammer is still missing.

The jötnar are beginning to suspect Thor does not h
Natalie Monroe
Nice Natalie: I don't like that we're always here these days with Riordan's books.

Cynical Natalie: Maybe if he wrote quality material, we wouldn't be here. Exhibit A: the plot. Hello, quest-with-sidekicks narrative 65.0.

Nice Natalie: Oh, come on, you liked the plot! You laughed a bunch of times.

Cynical Natalie: I laugh at Vines, but that doesn't mean they deserve an Oscar. What about Hearthstone's dad? (view spoiler)
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya-fantasy
Thor's lost his dang hammer again.


Loki is scheming and causing trouble, again.


3.5 stars. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:

The god Thor has lost his hammer again, but this time it’s even worse: the giant Thrym has gotten hold of it and has hidden it away where no one else can reach it. If the hammer isn’t returned to Thor quickly, enemies of Asgard will take advantage of their weakness and attack, triggering Ragnarok, the battle at the end of the world, and bringing massive deat
Ashley Nuckles
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book took me so long to get through for absolutely no reason at all BUT IT WAS SO WORTH IT.


ALSO ALEX IS MY NEW FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THESE BOOKS! (If that wasn't obvious enough before)
prag ♻
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
alex fierro thank you for my life

buddy reread with sil and may 🥰
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'll admit there were times when I thought this book was a little too silly (again, maybe I'm slightly outgrowing middle grade books finally). Regardless, I still really enjoyed the story! I'll definitely want to pick up book 3! ...more
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Marnie  (Enchanted Bibliophile)
Yet again Rick make me stay up way to late!

What I love most about Rick's work is that the action and suspense just keep getting better! It's not like with most trilogies where you feel the second book is just a bridge to the third book and doesn't really add any value to the story. The Hammer of Thor gives us dynamic character growth, new characters to cherish, epic adventures, suspense and of course a cliffhanger ending!
In all honesty, I'm not giving this review my full attentions, because I re
Oct 08, 2015 marked it as to-read
Aaaaand the year of waiting for Riordan's next book commences! You'd think I'd be good at waiting since I've been doing this for so many years now but NOPE. At least there's THE HIDDEN ORACLE coming out on May 3rd... ...more
Reread: September 2020

Buddy rereading with May and Prag 💕

Full series review here!

The best way I can describe this series in one sentence is: a more diverse and woke version of Percy Jackson and if that doesn't want to make you read it then I don't know what will.
Double-crossing allies and enemies alike? Classic Loki.
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2k18-reads, favorites
I read like 5 chapters and then SHUT IT!!!!!
I am truly honest when I say that I had never left a book in the middle before and this book was....umm how do I put it? Umm ok...boring, the hero dies in the first few chapters, first Rick Riordan's book that is utterly (umm) disappointing yadda yadda yadda.

I was immature and reckless then.
I absolutely loved it. It helped me survive a week of school. xD
The ending was a bummer. I really like Alex Fierro and Jack the Sword.

I absolutely love the sar
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reads-of-2016
"Just like the good old days: marching together into the unknown, searching for missing magical weapons and risking painful death. I’d missed my buddies!"

Every time I try to ignore one of Uncle Rick's releases, or act like there are too many of his books for me to possibly still love them, I end up preordering it anyway and binge reading it. At this point I might as well admit I'm hopeless, and will be reading at minimum Magnus Chase and Trials of Apollo to completion.

This was the perfect b
Bumble Greenbriar
”I couldn’t always fight my friends’ battles. The best I could do was be there to heal their injuries.”

god, this one was so fun! even when they’re running from a horde of giants in bowling shirts, or saving the world by jumping from a plane, the characters are always able to make each other (and me) laugh.

first, the writing. I happen to know that Rick is actually pretty active on Goodreads, so sir, if you’re reading this review, please take it as high praise. the writing style was just like
At this point, most people would have thrown themselves down on the ground and given up hope. And by most people, I mean me.
Like the previous book, this one is hilariously written. How can it be anything else when you have Magnus Chase as the protagonist? (Seriously, someone give him a falafel!)

Etiquette tip: If you're looking for the right time to leave a party, when the host yells, "No one leaves here alive," that's your cue.

Next, kudos to Rick Riordan for including so much diversit
Catarina (TravelerBetweenWorlds)
October 23, 2016 UPDATE
This magnificent book is already out and I haven't had the chance to read it. *sniff* #cryingoutloud

October is getting closer!!! *dancing around*

July 5, 2016 UPDATE
You can find the first chapter here.

April 30, 2016 UPDATE
I'm late, as usual! I just seen the synopsis and sounds amazing...
And the cover.... It's so beautiful!!!

January 12, 2016 UPDATE
The second book from Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.....


October 4th.... I'm going to die... Why, Why??
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook, favorites

Why this book?

I really liked the first book

What I thought

Rick Riordan did it again another amazing book! I just can't wait to get my hands on them and devour all the Rick Riordan goodness!!! Can I just say how much I love the bromance between Blitz and Hearthstone! I just love them!!! One thing I didn't like though Sam and Amir drama,I just don't care! Magnus is really growing on me though, I wasn't so sure about him in the first book. That being said I just loved the hell out of this
Camille ☼
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“At this point, most people would have thrown themselves down on the ground and given up hope. And by most people, I mean me.”

Okay, I’m sold. I loved the first book but I was not as enthusiastic about it as Percy Jackson. This book though, was amazing and definitely turned me into a little fan of this series. A book that have characters from all origins, with different religions, gender representations and characters with disabilities. But the best thing about it ? The books doesn’t make it the
Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
Personal rating: 3.5
julianna ➹

{also it's weird seeing Loki as an antagonist after watching all of the Marvel movies}

full review to come 🌵 (let's face it, I'm not going to review this 1 year after reading it)
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this.

Magnus is such a precious little cinnamon roll. I love him so much.

Alex is my new favorite character. It was so refreshing to see a gender fluid/transgender character. I think I may have a crush on Alex because she/he is just that awesome.

Overall, I loved everything about this. It was funny. I loved the pop culture references. The story was good. I can't wait for the next book.

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Stop that, I told my brain.
Also, the wedding is tomorrow, said my brain.
Get out of my head.
My brain refused to get out of my head. Inconsiderate brain.”
“Otis," I said.

"Shhh," he said. "I'm incognito. Call me...Otis."

"I'm not sure that's how incognito works, but okay."

Otis, aka Otis climbed into the chair I'd reserved for Sam.”
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