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The Hammer of Thor

(Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2)

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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 Ni ...more
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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
I finished it. I LOVED IT. OTIS IS MY FAV <3 Here's my full booktalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy3Dd... ...more
Jayson
(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
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P
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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 Bartolotta
"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
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April
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
YAAASSSSS!! Magnus Chase is going to meet Percy Jackson!! My two faves!!
ambsreads
“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
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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)
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Thor's lost his dang hammer again.

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Loki is scheming and causing trouble, again.

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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
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Ashley Nuckles
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book took me so long to get through for absolutely no reason at all BUT IT WAS SO WORTH IT.

5 STARS.

ALSO ALEX IS MY NEW FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THESE BOOKS! (If that wasn't obvious enough before)
Jessica
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
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.[3] The jötnar are beginning to suspect Thor does n
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prag ♻
This book felt like a basket case of déjà vu. Literally speaking.

Sword that turns into utility item:
Stupid gods:
16 year old 'heroes' do all the quests:
Snarky do-gooder protagonist:

What is surprising is, despite the fact that it is near indistinguishable from the Percy Jackson series, this novel managed to hook me. It was funny.


“Valkyrie business. Possible code three-eight-one: heroic death in progress."

"You're making that up."

"I'm not."

"So...what, somebody thinks they're about to die an
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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
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Melanie
Oct 08, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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
Autumn
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AttWaq
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Cassandra
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Mariam
Double-crossing allies and enemies alike? Classic Loki.
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!!!
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January 12, 2016 UPDATE
The second book from Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.....

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October 4th.... I'm going to die... Why, Why??
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Silvia
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.
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TJ
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, audiobook
THE REVIEW

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
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Camille ☼
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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
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Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
Personal rating: 3.5
Romie
You Keep Using the Word Help. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

I didn’t think it could be possible, but this book was even better than the first one. Shocking I know. Rick Riordan is THAT good. Obviously.

Like for the first book, I don’t want to talk about the plot because if I did, I wouldn’t be doing you a favour.

I actually don’t have much to say in this review that I haven’t previously said in my review of The Sword of Summer . . . but I’m going to talk about Alex Fierro, our ne
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JohnnyBoy
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, wow. What can i say about this book? Sheer perfection, brilliant, wonderful! Is this suppose to be middle grade? Because it did not seem like that at all; which that was the main factor for me to love it even more. I wish Rick would write an adult fantasy series. What makes this book stand out is the maturity and the development of the characters. It did not felt like his previous books whatsoever; Rick wanted to focus even MORE on the bond between friends, being there for each other physica ...more
julianna ➹
I THINK IT'S OFFICIAL THAT I LOVE RICK RIORDAN SO SO SO MUCH??

{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)
Melissa
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq


*Reread 2019*


*First read 2016*
Oh man, I can´t wait for the next book after that ending! Such a great, fun read.
Shannon (leaninglights)
I knew it was only a matter of time.... yay!
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“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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Stop that, I told my brain.
Also, the wedding is tomorrow, said my brain.
Get out of my head.
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