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The Ship of the Dead

(Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  58,023 ratings  ·  4,957 reviews
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, ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 410 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Disney-Hyperion Books
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Stellenbosch The author announced that Magnus Chase book 3 is titled Ship of the Dead, and is set for release on October 3, 2017 (exactly one year away)! He said t…moreThe author announced that Magnus Chase book 3 is titled Ship of the Dead, and is set for release on October 3, 2017 (exactly one year away)! He said that the current plan is for this to be the final book in the series.

He also reminded us that Trials of Apollo book 2 is titled The Dark Prophecy, and it’ll be out in May 2017. Jason Grace will be appearing again, Riordan said, adding that they may one day get a story of their own.

There will be five books in the Trials of Apollo series.


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Simona B
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love this series to pieces. And was that a hint at a possible continuation you threw in there, Rick? WAS IT
(A-) 80% | Very Good
Notes: Wherein mead’s in need, burden urges healing, a banana sails, praise prevails, and romance reaps no ripened feeling.
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
"I figured something out. You can't hold on to hate forever. It won't do a thing to the person you hate, but it'll poison you, sure enough."

I love this quote! Who would have thought T.J. could be so wise?! And this is just the beginning! For once we actually get to know a little bit of his background story and I was a happy camper to finally find out more about him. About T.J., Halfblood and about Mallory, that is.
In this third and last book they all got a moment to shine and I’m still intrigu
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reads-of-2017
Post-read review:

I'm satisfied. However, I guess this means that I have officially sold my soul to Uncle Rick.

Full review to come.

Pre-read review:

Guys, I have high hopes for this novel. But to be honest, I have one and only one demand...

Ashley Nuckles
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Crying. That has to be my favorite in the series. I'm in love and NEED. MORE. ...more
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I could ever rate any of Rick's books lower than 5 stars. ...more
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
MCGA: 97%
Sword of Summer: ★★★★(★)/5
Hammer of Thor: ★★★★★/5
Ship of the Dead: ★★★★★/5

5 Golden Stars


I couldn't spot even a tiny flaw through reading; things kept happening in every page! & I never got bored during reading this at all!

2nd favourite in this series!
& a quick read!

Magnus is Hilarious!

In case you're wondering, Old York looks absolutely nothing like New York.
It looks older.
Magnus Chase, master of description. You're welcome.

Magnus & Percy (don't forget Apollo!; generally any First-
Apr 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
“Sometimes you lie to deceive people. Sometimes you lie because you need the lie to become the truth.”

If I were ten years younger, this book would blow my mind for sure. In The Ship of the Dead, Magnus, Sam, Alex and his fellas must stop Ragnarok before Loki starts sailing the ship. The beginning sounded promising and I could feel there're a lot of mind-blowing packages that were to come, but I felt a bit let down after halfway through this book. It was not what I expected, tbh.

Quests after
Am I okay? Or am I dying because of the feels? Am I reborn in Valhalla?
Those are all great questions.

I didn’t read this book, I inhaled it. Seriously. This book was read in less than a day, that’s simply how good it was. I couldn’t put it down, I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

I loved every single character in this book, and I think what I liked the most was knowing all the stories behind Mallory, T.J. and Gunderson, it was just so meaningful. Those three aren’t really present until this book
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, 2019-read
An amazing ending to an amazing trilogy! I truly love how funny Riordan is able to make his books and I feel as though he’s found the perfect balance between teaching mythology, serious topics, and a healthy dose of humor!

The whole crew is so loveable and each has very distinct personalities. I love the group dynamic and I love how understanding they are to one another.

My favorite part of the magnus chase series had been actually learning Norse mythology. It’s one of the ones I’ve been least ex
may ➹
last night I almost started crying from worry over what that stupidly vague ending meant so things are going great
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

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

When Naglfar ― a ship made out of the fingernails and toenails of the dead, eek! ― sets sail, carrying hordes of giants and zombies warriors to fight the gods of Asgard, Ragnarok and a world-ending battle aren’t far behind. Ragnarok can’t be entirely avoided, unfortunately (it’s an inevitable prophecy), but perhaps it can be delayed for a while longer?

As the third and final book in Rick Riordan‘s MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
The good thing about Rick Riordan's books is that you always know what you get. They are light-hearted, funny, fast-paced, and just lovely to read. Having said that - I think he might be running out of steam here.

I will not even try to give a synopsis because, like all the books in the Percy Jackson universe before this, it's basically: group of demi-gods (or Einherjar) get send on a quest, they go from place A to place B - get attacked/meet a monster/get challenged - escape, go to place C - get
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing


First up, it feels so good to be writing a review. I haven’t finished a book in a while (about a week, actually) so writing this makes me so happy. Life just sucks at the moment, makes it difficult to make time for a book when you’re packing all your stuff and trying to find a house. But, hey, what can you do?

Okay, now fully into the ramble;

Some books you truly want to be longer than a trilogy. The story of Magnus Chase is one of them for me.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Magnus! You are the best!

I have been trying to decide what it is about these that I love so much. I have really, REALLY liked the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus books, but I LOOOVE Magnus. And I realized that it's because Magnus is, well, such a sweetheart. He is a genuinely compassionate and just sweet guy, and I adore him for that. His first thought, in any situation, is how to take care of his friends. He knows he's not a good fighter, and he doesn't like fighting, so he's always
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Remember yesterday when I said I had finally made peace with my childhood goal by squishing finishing The Trials of Apollo series into my messed-up schedule? Yeah, apparently- I forgot I never really got on with Magnus Chase after the first installation either cuz life is tough but school has been tougher so taddah- I finally finished that today (before the end of January too, sweet) and can finally and truly say that I had made peace with my childhood wish.
This was a fun and sweet ride to Paga
Camille ☼
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“You’re a strange person.”

“I prefer the term fabulously weird.”

4.5. I have to admit that I started this series already ready to rage about how it wasn’t as good as Percy Jackson because the Percy Jackson series is one that I hold particularly close to my heart. However, if after the first book I was positively surprised but not impressed, the rest of the series just got better and better and I can almost say I find this just as good as the other series.

This series stands out in how diverse and
Not to be dramatic but I owe this trilogy my life

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.
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Like all the books in this series, I really liked this. I think the best part of the series are the characters. I loved how his friends from the 19th floor had a bigger role in this book and had more character development. All of his friends are just so precious. I love them and want to protect each and every one of them.

Overall, this was a fantastic installment in the Magnus Chase series.

P.S. Alex is still my fav <3
Dear Uncle Rick,

I refuse to accept that this series is a trilogy. So, when's the next book coming out, huh? Let me know. Thanks.

Natalie Monroe
*I sit at a table lit by a single lamp, surrounded by two mental manifestations*

Cynical Natalie: Well, well, well. How the turn tables

Me: Um, yes. I realize it's been a while—

Cynical Natalie: A year

Nice Natalie: We don't know for certain it's been a year! We don't really keep track of these things

Cynical Natalie: Shut up, ass-kisser. You ignore us for an entire year, penning lackluster rushed reviews, all because you've been getting deeper into the dating game. And now you have the audacity to s
✨ 🌟 5 'fabulously weird' stars 🌟 ✨
Sometimes you lie to deceive people. Sometimes you lie because you need the lie to become the truth.
# 1 The Sword of Summer - 4.25 🌟
# 2 The Hammer of Thor - 4 🌟
# 3 The Ship of the Dead - 5 🌟

Ragnarok is almost here, and our heroes must find a way to stop it. This was hands down my favourite book of the series!
“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.”
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All PJ fans
Shelves: favorites, 2k18-reads
Haha I really like Jack.
“Where's the gold?" I demanded. "Don't make me unleash my sword's playlist.”

Annabeth frowned. "Percy's sword is a she?"
Jack laughed. "Well, duh."
Percy studied Riptide, though I could've told him from experience it was almost impossible to tell a sword's gender by looking at it.
"I don't know," he said. "Are you sure -?"
said Alex. "Respect the gender."
"Okay, fine,"
he said. "It's just kinda strange that I never knew."
"On the other hand,"
Annabeth said, "you didn
sally ✿
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading | October 11th, 2017:

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

I cried. I actually cried and I’m so embarrassed to admit that I cried because it honestly wasn’t even that sad. I’m just such an emotional trainwreck, and I don't know what is wrong with me.


My heart was just hit with all of the feels and I couldn’t help myself.

This trilogy has been just
Oct 08, 2016 marked it as to-read
We can finally see Percy xD

But we have to wait for another year:(
prag ♻
i can't believe because there's still no option for forever rick riordan trash when i'm filling out legal forms because that's the only constant in my life

all i want to do is paint 'i love samirah al-abbas and i love magnus chase and i love mallory keen and i love halfborn gunderson and i love TJ and i really, really love alex fierro' on a tshirt and wear it for about twenty four hours a day for the next three sixty five days

anyway, a big fuck you to 2016 me and everyone else who said rick is wr
I'm sad to be done with Rick's Norse books. These were wonderful. Rick's writing is so clear and he has such a deep understanding of mythology to be able to play with the gods the way he does. These are some of my favorite books as I love anything having to do with mythology. I also enjoy that Magnus is a healer. It's nice that he heals.

Also, I think Alex is one of the coolest characters in literature. I mean, it's so neat that he/she is allowed to flow back and forth on the gender spectrum. It'
“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.”


The Ship of the Dead is the third and final book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy. I'm so unbelievably sad to say that. Truly, this series is so special, wonderful, funny, and heartwarming. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S OVER. I DON'T WANT IT TO BE OVER.

*curls into a fetal position and cries*

Ah. The emotional tur
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars
My heart is happy

although there was one smol detail about islam and ramadhan that was wrong, but still

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