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The Ship of the Dead

(Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  27,228 Ratings  ·  3,076 Reviews
Magnus Chase, son of Frey, the god of summer and health, isn't naturally inclined toward being a brave warrior. Still, with the help of his motley group of friends, he has achieved deeds he never would have thought possible. Now he 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 an
Hardcover, 410 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Disney-Hyperion
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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…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 Bartolotta
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
Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
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.
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 q
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.
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
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 se
may ➹
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to may ➹ by: no
last night I almost started crying from worry over what that stupidly vague ending meant so things are going great
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.
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
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
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
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
⚔ Silvia ⚓
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.
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Degna conclusione di questa bellissima trilogia dedicata agli dei nordici! Mi mancheranno moltissimo questi personaggi, zio Rick è sempre una garanzia <3
Giska Anandita
Oct 08, 2016 marked it as to-read
We can finally see Percy xD

But we have to wait for another year:(
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
"Come chocolate primero, destruye el mundo después".

Se acerca el Ragnarok, el fin del mundo vikingo, y Magnus y sus amigos deben intentar detener a Loki antes de que la batalla del fin de los tiempos acabe no sólo con ellos, sino con el planeta entero. Un día normal para los semidioses nórdicos, vamos.

Adoro la mitología nórdica, me encanta encontrar guiños a los mitos clásicos y ver cómo Rick Riordan transforma las personalidades de los dioses y las vuelve cómicas. Me divierto muchísimo con los
Sally ☾
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, bookshelf
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 so heart
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
Haadiya // Hiatus
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

Fatima  Havilliard
Seeing that the names for the first two books are objects/weapons in Norse Mythology I wonder what would be the name for this one so I'm going to put some of them:

·Svalin: Shield that protected Sol in the chariot from the sun.
·Laevateinn: Loki’s magic sword.
·Hofund: Sword of the god Heimdall.
·Gungnir: Odin's magical spear.
·Hringhorni: Longship of the god Balder.

Also there is some thing that I want to see. Well tbh all the fangirls want to see him:

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'
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rick Riordan is always a great read, no matter the flaws in his stories. I am very grateful for Magnus Chase, a character I once upon a time called a cheap Percy Jackson knock-off, but who is actually a great character in his own right.

I love these kids.
Marnie  Krüger
What an epic way to end 2017!

I basically read the entire day - forgetting to eat and sometimes even breath!
Yesterday I challenged myself to finish this series before the end of 2017, and like T.J. jr. I do not let challenges pass me by.

I must say Rick did make it easy for me to keep to my self-implicated challenge. This adventure was so epic, on-the-edge-of-my-seat, I couldn't put the book down. I just had to know what will happen next, where will our heroes end up and - more importantly - how
As usual I found humor throughout the story. But I felt bored towards the end of the story.
Because of that 4/5 are given.
Rachel Elizabeth Dare
( 12. November.2016)

Wait, there's no book cover.............. what's the publishing date?

*checks the date.*


Oh My Gods!


(28 September 2017)
OMyGods (Of the Greek/Roman, Egyptian and Norse variety)

This's releasing this Sunday........


(8 January 2018)

.....I don't know what to say.

The book was nice and all, but it
*Thea 'Wookiee'sMama' Wilson*
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow.... Rick Riordan strikes again with another outstanding adventure with Magnus Chase!

This book is a genuine gem and stuffed full of humour that I got some really odd looks from my hubby while giggling over it like a mad woman but you can't help but giggle at and fall a little in love with Magnus and his mental escapades.

Now, I haven't read the Percy Jackson books yet, yes I know it's my bad and I will read eventually, so I can't really say how these compare to those original Riordan adventure
- ̗̀  jess  ̖́-
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Y'all I am going to fucking go nuts. Disclaimer: when I am excited about a book, I can be careless about tossing out the spoilers, so read with discretion.

The Ship of the Dead, for the most part, was a wonderful and satisfying conclusion to the Magnus Chase series. I've just reread the series, and I really do love these books a lot; they're wonderful and packed with your usual Riordan-like adventure formula, and the characters are all solid and well-developed. While the plot follows more-or-les
Oct 16, 2016 marked it as to-read
I just finished Book 2 (Hammer of Thor) in one sitting last night. Maybe a bad idea in retrospect, but after about 5 or so hours of inappropriate squealing every time two certain characters interacted, I think it's time a little #Blitzstone became canon in this book...

Uncle Rick, don't let 98% of the Magnus Chase fandom down
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