FIVE Reasons To Read The Sword of Summer:
1. It's HILARIOUS!
I've only read the Percy Jackson series by Riordan prior to this so I wasn't sure what I was going to get. I was incredibly happy that this has the same kind of humor that the Percy Jackson series has.
2. Rick Riordan Can Write!
I just love the writing! There's, humor, lots of action, and it's just FUN. He definitely knows how to write for young boys and girls, but it's great for adults as well. I just finished it and next one of my sons (he's 8) is going to read it!
3. Similar To Percy Jackson
Not only is the humor in The Sword of Summer similar to Percy Jackson, but the main characters are similar as well. Here you have a different story and completely different mythology (this is NORSE mythology), but the formula is pretty much the same.
4. NORSE Mythology
Unlike Greek Mythology, I knew nothing about Norse Mythology going into this one. Thor? Loki? Aren't those comic book/movie characters?
The Sword of Summer is action packed from start to finish. It took me a while to read this one since I was super busy, but really I didn't spend much actual reading time on it. It's very entertaining and fast paced.
Overall I really enjoyed The Sword of Summer. I have liked all of the Rick Riordan books that I've read so far. Riordan definitely has a niche here that works for him. If you like his other books then you'll probably like this one too! I'm looking forward to reading the second one in this series!
I recommend The Sword of Summer to anyone looking for a humourous novel full of action and mythology.