The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, by Rick Riordan

By Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has continually been a stricken child. for the reason that his mother’s mysterious loss of life, he’s lived by myself at the streets of Boston, surviving by means of his wits, maintaining one step sooner than the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by way of an uncle he slightly knows—a guy his mom claimed was once risky. Uncle Randolph tells him an most unlikely mystery: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are precise. The gods of Asgard are getting ready for warfare. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. to avoid Ragnarok, Magnus needs to seek the 9 Worlds for a weapon that has been misplaced for millions of years.

When an assault through hearth giants forces him to choose from his personal safeguard and the lives of enormous quantities of innocents, Magnus makes a deadly decision.

Sometimes, the one option to begin a brand new existence is to die . . .

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By Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has continually been a stricken child. for the reason that his mother’s mysterious loss of life, he’s lived by myself at the streets of Boston, surviving by means of his wits, maintaining one step sooner than the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by way of an uncle he slightly knows—a guy his mom claimed was once risky. Uncle Randolph tells him an most unlikely mystery: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are precise. The gods of Asgard are getting ready for warfare. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. to avoid Ragnarok, Magnus needs to seek the 9 Worlds for a weapon that has been misplaced for millions of years.

When an assault through hearth giants forces him to choose from his personal safeguard and the lives of enormous quantities of innocents, Magnus makes a deadly decision.

Sometimes, the one option to begin a brand new existence is to die . . .

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Xalyth: drow female F7; AC 4 (drow chainmail +1); MV 12; 44 hp; #AT 3/2 rounds; Dmg by weapon (1d8: long sword or sword of dancing; 1d4: dagger; 1-3: hand crossbow bolts, 60-yard range, save vs. poison at -4 or sleep for 2d4 hours, 2 bows and 33 bolts carried); THAC0 14; S 15, D 14, C 16,I 18, W 17, CH 16; spell use (innate drow powers); CE. “Not A Lady” Xalyth rose from humble origins (as a child, she emptied chamberpots—by hand—onto her father’s dung-cart, to be taken to the fungus-farm fields) to dominate gem-dealing (and under-the-table fencing of stolen goods) in Menzoberranzan.

They turn to the moneylenders, who also act as moneychangers for outsiders. Menzoberranyr accept all surface coinages, but prefer metal or gems of intrinsic value. A drow is happier with silver or gold coins than copper pieces, because the metal can be melted and reshaped for use where the coinage is not honored. The moneylenders of Menzoberranzan also deal in trade bars, rare shells, the jarred and jellied eyeballs used by some mind flayers, all known types of gems, perfumes, and even rare foods and plants.

In the southwestern corner of Qu’ellarz’orl is the entrance to The Chamber of the Ruling Council. Its arched, ironbound double entrance doors are closed and guarded by soldiers of House Baenre and an honor guard from Melee-Magthere at all times, opening only to allow Matron Mothers and their bodyguards into and out of the not-so-secret meetings where the ruling Houses decide what befalls in the city. The Chamber is a small, natural sidecavern dominated by a spider-shaped table. The ruling Mothers sit there in tall, jewelled thrones when Council is in session, the chamber lit by a hundred sweet- 35 The Neighborhoods of the City smelling candles.

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