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My name is Magnus Chase. I’m sixteen years old. This is the story of how my life went downhill after I got myself killed.

The Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase is a sixteen-year-old, homeless teenager who lived in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] He is the Norse demigod son of Frey[2] and Natalie Chase, as well as the cousin of Greek demigod Annabeth Chase. After dying and becoming an einherji, he lives his afterlife in Hotel Valhalla.

History

Magnus was born on January 13,[3] 1995. When Magnus was six years old, his mother and uncles got into an argument at Thanksgiving, while Magnus had no idea what the argument was about. He never saw his uncles or his cousin Annabeth Chase again.

When Magnus was eight, he and his mother went on a vacation to Mount Washington in New Hampshire where they hiked to the top and had a park ranger take their picture. In the second grade, he had a teacher who taped his left hand to his desk in order to force him to write with his right hand, this caused his mother to yell at his teacher. When Magnus was ten, he cut his left palm on a hunting knife, which left a deep scar. At age twelve, he had his first kiss with a girl named Jackie Molotov, which happened behind the bleachers at a school dance.

When Magnus was fourteen, his mother was murdered by several "wolves with glowing blue eyes" (sent by Fenris Wolf). His mother ordered him to stay away from his Uncle Randolph before her death, an order which Magnus dutifully obeyed. Since then, he has been living on the streets. Magnus became friends with two homeless people: Hearth and Blitz, commonly known as his mother and father.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Blood of Olympus

Annabeth Chase mentioned her uncle and cousin Magnus that lived in Boston (whom she never saw because her father and uncle would not get along) to Percy and Piper before the three fought the Giants in Athens.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Sword of Summer

Magnus is a sixteen-year-old who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been homeless since his mother's death two years prior to the series. While sleeping under a bridge, Magnus is woken up by Blitz,[4] a fellow homeless man, who warns him of the flyers going around that feature both his name and face. Magnus immediately senses something is wrong and, as a precaution, packs his sleeping bag. He learns that these strangers are in fact his cousin and uncle, Annabeth Chase and Fredrick Chase.[5]

After overhearing their conversation, Magnus learns that his Uncle Randolph Chase told them that Magnus had been missing for two years, but didn't tell Annabeth and Fredrick until now. Magnus also learns that his life is now endangered, which is why they are looking for him. Magnus decides to visit his Uncle Randolph's place to search for answers. While in the house, Magnus goes to his Uncle's office to find more clues. While searching in his office, Uncle Randolph comes up behind Magnus and tells him that his life is in danger and that he needs to quickly come with him to escape somewhere. Magnus agrees after he hears loud bangs that are slowly getting closer to the house.

Once in the car, Randolph reveals that he believes the Norse gods are real and that Magnus is the son of a Norse god. They reach a pier where Randolph tells him to go towards the water, call towards a sword that he believes has been stuck there for many years, and claim it as his own. Magnus successfully retrieves the sword, but is attacked by Surt, who wants to destroy Magnus and take the sword. Blitz and Hearth intervene before Surt can attack Magnus, but quickly succumbs to his powers. After seeing his friends hurt, Magnus decides to attack Surt himself. While protecting those on the pier, Magnus make a last stand and manages to toss Surt into the Charles river. Magnus dies quickly after.

Magnus dreams the girl he saw earlier carrying him above 'The Gap' and telling him to hold still or he'll fall in. Magnus wakes up in a courtyard perfectly okay with his clothes cleaned and no sign of his injuries. When attempting to leave the room, the doorman Hunding comes to get him. Magnus is taken to the front desk where he meets Helgi, the hotel manager who tells him he'll be staying in Hotel Valhalla forever or until Ragnarök. Hunding takes Magnus to his new room and tells him that his Valkyrie will come for him.

His Valkyrie, Samirah al-Abbas, walks in and introduces herself and tells him she is taking him to dinner where all the other heroes are. The two walk down to dinner where Sam When Magnus's death was shown it was edited to look like he died in a murder-suicide. The Thanes debate this while Sam defends Magnus until the Norns appear, recite a prophecy to him while showing him the feru, the symbol of Frey. After the Norns leave the thanes debate and dismiss Samirah as a Valkyrie.

Once Magnus is back in his room, he showers where he finds a note from Thomas Jefferson Jr. slid under his door that told Magnus to come to the lounge for breakfast. Magnus goes to breakfast to meet the rest of his hall mates. Once meeting them they explain that he can leave the hotel, but it's not recommended because he would freak out people in the human world. After breakfast they all head down to training together where Magnus sticks with his hall mates and desperately tries not to get killed. Once T.J., Halfborn, and X have been killed, the rest of the einherjar gang up on Magnus, who lets out a screen and disarms most of the einherjar. Moments later he is hit in the face with an ax and dies.

Magnus dreams of the man in the Red Sox jersey, who Magnus now identifies as Loki. Loki tells Magnus that he has eight days to find the Sword of Summer. Magnus then wakes up and answers his door when Gunilla knocks and offers to give him a tour and threatens him.

Back in his room, Blitz and Hearth fall out of tree outside of Magnus' window. The two tell him they were watching him, keeping him safe, and that they need to get him out of the hotel. An alarm goes off, signaling the giant squirrel has found them. While running away from the squirrel, the trio go down the recycling shoot that takes them back to Midgard. The three end up at Fenway Park, where Blitz tell Magnus that their boss told them that he was a son of Frey and to watch him. They give Magnus his obituary and tell him his funeral is tonight, to attempt to find the sword he died with.

When the reach the funeral home Hearth stands watch while Magnus gets the sword. When Magnus finds his old body, he searches the coffin for the sword but it is not there. While he is trying to leave, a shocked Annabeth walks in. She offers him to take him to a safe place, but he declines. Annabeth gives Magnus her phone number and tells him to call her if he needs anything. Once outside, Hearth has been attacked by something. Hearth them signs his assault and points out his attacker, Sam, is across the street. While following Sam, they end up by the river. Sam is after the sword to prove her innocence. The four go to an underground sewer, where Blitz pulls a severed head out of his bag and throws it into the water. It rehydrated and is revealed to be the god Mimir. Mimir explains Magnus had a destiny and figured he could be used for the good of the worlds. Mimir tells them that Fenris Island is only accessible on the first full moon of the year. Mimir disappears after they are finished talking.

They four head to the food court in the transportation building. After Sam and Magnus order they wait for their food, a pigeon, Big Boy, threatens to make the falafel shop closes forever if he does not give them information on the sword. The pigeon says that the sword was swept up the Charles River and was picked up by the sea goddess, Ran. In exchange for the information the pigeon, asks Magnus to get him a golden apple from the sea goddess.

When they get to the dock they find the frost giant Harald who denies his boat to Hearth and Blitz, but lets Sam and Magnus take it. The two groups agree to meet at the library later. When they go to the bait storage shed they pick out a giant bull head and drag it on to the boat before the set out to sea. While at sea he asks Sam what Big Boy meant when he called Amir her 'intended' when she tells him a little about her life. When they cross into Jotunheim they throw the bull head into the sea and wait. When they get a massive bite Sam helps him reel it in and stops Harald from cutting the line. When their catch breaches the surface, Sam introduced Magnus to her big brother. Harald pleads with them to cut the line and release the world serpent. Eventually the sea goddess Ran comes to the surface to demand they stop, as she can not scavenge on the ocean floor. They say they will let Jormungand go, but only if she barters with them. She agrees and they cut the line. When Magnus asks her for the Sword of Summer, she says she will give it to them in exchange for Magnus' soul. Magnus then threatens to summon the sword which will tear her net and release her treasures. The duo leave for Library.

When Magnus reaches the public library he turns the sword into a white runestone pendant with a black Fehu on it. Big Boy then appears and asks for the apple, then morphs into a Jotun and reveals his name to be Utgard-Loki. Blitz tells Magnus they will go to his home world in the morning by climbing Yggdrasil. The three meet up with Sam at the public gardens by duck statues. Blitz explains that this is the easiest place to get to the world tree, but tells Magnus he must do it. As he goes to the next duckling Gunilla is across the river with two other Valkyries and his hall mates. Sam, Blitz and Hearth stall while Magnus finds the right one. On the fourth duck Magnus uses his sword and opens a rift. The four land on the world tree and follow the sword to their destination. Ratatosk the squirrel appears and attempts to attack them. Sam and Hearth hide under her hijab, while Magnus and Blitz go into a vanishing knothole.

The two end up wandering across the field, Folkvanger, where they are greeted by fallen warriors. Blitz tears him to an upside down ship where they meet the goddess Freya, who reveals herself as Blitz's mother. Freya tells them to go to Nidavellir to get her a new pair of earrings and that there is a dwarf who could make them a new rope to bind the beast if Gleipnir breaks, which is very likely. She tells them that they have until January 22 to find Fenris Wolf's island. The two go to Nidavellir and head to Nabbi's tavern where Blitz tells the bartender they want to contact Junior. Junior challenges him to a 'traditional' crafting contest with the usual rules. Junior leaves and Hearth and Sam come to tavern where explain what happened.

Magnus, Hearth, and Blitz show up at the contest. After making three items, the contest is declared over and the judges decide the winner. He sees Sam and wants to scold her for being late, but does not when he sees that she has a black eye and swollen lip. He asks her what happened and she says it was nothing to serious. After Blitz wins and requests Junior give them the earrings and rope they asked him for and tell them where the Fenris Wolf's island is. Junior says that Thor might know where the island. Junior sees Sam and calls her out as a shapeshifter and claimed she cheated and orders the four to be killed be fore they run for it. While running, Blitz is taken in a golden net to his mother. Magnus readies his sword, which talks starling everyone. The sword fights the dwarves its own. They meet up with Hearth who takes them to a river leading out of Nidavellir. When the dwarf mob approaches he turns the sword, Jack, back into a pendant and collapses. Sam and Hearth support him when they jumped into the river.

Magnus dreams he is on Naglfar with Loki. The trickster tries to convince Magnus to give up his search for the wolf's island, and that he convinced his daughter, Hel, to take Magnus in to her domain.

As Loki said, Magnus wakes up to a goat giving him mouth to mouth. He finds and heals Sam and Hearth, The goat introduces himself as Tanngnjóstr, but to call him Otis. He says his master is Thor and he was separated from him. Magnus summons Jack to track the god. While Otis takes them to Thor, Sam tells Magnus about Hearthstones past. Otis then tells them they were unconscious for about a day, much to their shock. Then they meet up with Tanngrisnr, who goes by Marvin, and tells them that Thor is drowning due to a giantess and that if the trio fail to save Thor he will kill them. After Magnus saves Thor using Jack, Thor offers him and his friends to stay for dinner.

Over dinner Thor explains that his hammer Mjølnir has gone "not officially" missing and asks Magnus to check to see if giant Geirrod has it. Blitzen rejoins the group. While going to the giants home, Hearthstone summons one of Sleipnir's sons, Stanley, to help them pass a cliff. When at the house, they see a caged swan that Sam recognized as Gunilla. The quad try to negotiate with Geirrod's children for Gunilla and for Thor's weapon. After failing to reach an agreement, Magnus uses Jack to kill the giants, while Blitz and Hearth rescue Gunilla and aid Magnus out of the room. They meet Geirrod in the hall where they ask him for Thor's weapon and says he will only give it to them if they survive a game. While the game is going on, Thor comes in and takes the weapon and "sends them where they need to go".

When Magnus lands on bunker hill, he is greeted by Hel. Hel offers Magnus a chance to come with her to Helheim to be with his mother, if he agrees to abandon his quest. He says that that is not what his mother would want and he says if he sees the goddess of death again, he will cut her in two. She then vanishes and he suddenly appears five stories above an asphalt roof and falls. The duo leave to find Blitzen and Hearthstone, who are at Long Wharf with rides to Lyngvi Island, where the Fenris Wolf is.

Once on the island, they find the wolf. Magnus tries to restrain Jack, who is destined to cut the wolf's ropes. Soon after Gunilla arrives with two other Valkyries and his hall mates. Gunilla tries to get the quad arrested, but the hall mates turn against her. Surt and the fire giants arrive to claim the sword and kill everyone. After Magnus successfully uses Jack to retie the ropes, he runs in to battle and sees Surt killing Gunilla. Enraged, Magnus throws Jack who creates a rift that sucks the fire Giants to Muspellheim. After defeating the enemies, they all get on a boat, where Magnus goes to aid Halfborn Gunderson, who is dying. Magnus uses the last of his strength to revive Halfborn and passes out. When Magnus wakes up he is greeted by his father, Frey, who he immediately hugs. Frey congratulates him for rejecting Hel's offer. Frey says that Magnus has accepted his fate and that the Sword of Summer is now his. Before Magnus leaves Frey gives him his mother's ashes and the flyer Annabeth gave him tells him to contact her. Magnus wakes up in the Hotel's lobby and is summoned to the feast hall.

When he and the others arrive at the feast hall he explains to the thanes about what he has done on the quest. When he finishes the thanes say that his actions were heroic but since he left with out permission he must be punished. X then speaks up and reveals himself to be Odin. Odin offers him a chance to either relocate to Folkvanger or return to the land of the living. The son of Frey says he is happy at Valhalla and wishes to remain there. Odin gives him and his friends full access to all of the nine worlds.

The next day he, Sam, Blitz and Hearth attend a funeral for the fallen Valkyries. He says he will visit them from time to time and goes to meet Annabeth. He and Annabeth scatter his mother's ashes on the Blue Hills. The two try to mend the bond between their two families and agree to tell each other about their lives.

The Hammer of Thor

After not seeing Sam for six weeks, Magnus meets her for coffee at the Thinking Cup. She is about to tell him about an informant that will meet them until she is alerted that a hero is about to die and leaves. He grabs a table and is soon greeted by Otis. The goat tells him that they might know where Mjølnir is, namely in Provincetown, where it is being guarded by a Wight. Before Otis can say more he is hit with an ax and dies before he can be healed. The Son of Frey sees the assassin and goes after him.

During the chase the assassin warned Magnus not to go to Provincetown, then toppled off the bridge and disappeared. Magnus then returned to the café to find Sam, with a black eye, wondering why Otis was dead and then he explained what happened. Sam then describes how her father Loki, making life difficult for her at home. She then describes the fact that the giant have become more restless and are preparing to invade Midgard.

Sam then states that they will need Blitz and hearth who were hiding in one of Mimir's safe houses. Magnus then asks why he has not been told any of this and Sam responds by saying that he need to spend his time training, because he will all his skill in order to survive the mission. Before Sam leaves Magnus realizes that she got her black from the enherji she saved. She says it will be explained dinner and that it came form her brother.

Magnus then walks back to one of Valhalla's Midgard entrances and give espresso beans to the homeless on the way. he then enters the hotel to Helgi, the hotels receptionist, dressed in taters. According to Hunding him the newcomer did that to him. Helgi was in a bad mood because of it and told Hunding to floss the dragons teeth. Before he leave Magnus gives him a espresso bean from the Thinking Cup.

He arrives to floor nineteen, to have a cheetah run over his foot. Following behind it was a his hallmates, who seemed to be chasing it. According to T.J it was their new hallmate, who had shapeshifted into a cheetah. Apparently it moved into X's old room and completely destroyed it. When the group shows Magnus the room he is surprised to find that its has a design similar to his. the room was filled with pottery with the symbol of Loki covering all of them having the symbol of Loki on them. Before they could answer Magnus's questions about the rooms appearance the lunch horn rings and they say they will tell him a the table but Magnus tells them that he has something to check first.

He then went to his room and summoned Jack for some advice. As Jack answered his questions, T.J arrives in the room to remind Magnus that it was time for the battles to begin. As they arrived for the battle the found Mallory Keen and Halfborn arguing. then as they calmed down, a raven flies by and drops a sack in front of Magnus. Inside was a weasel, which transformed into a young teenager when as T.J was planning on eating it. The teens appearance seemed familiar to Magnus. Then it addressed itself as Alex Fierro, who was at that moment a girl. This news shocked the group as they believed that she was male that morning and that her appearance didn't seem like a male or female. Magnus was staring at her when she revealed this information, as to him she definitely looked like a male a minute ago but was now she definitely Looked like a female.

During the battle, Magnus gets a vision and pain sent to him by Loki through his uncle. Loki Tells him to come to a wedding in five days if he wants the hammer, the god of evil then sets Magnus to self destruct before Alex decapitates him. He then dreams that his severd head is with Hearth and Blitz, who are asked by Mimir to protect someone. After that he saw two giants talking about a wedding and Thor's Hammer. He then wakes up in his room, much later then usual, and is summoned to the feast hall by ravens. At dinner he tells his hallmates about his dream and Halfborn teases him for staring at Alex, after dinner he talks with Sam about her upcoming wedding and they agree to go to Provence town to get the hammer.

The next morning he meets Sam after breakfast and they head to Provincetown where they meet Blitz and Hearth. They tell Magnus that they were hiding in one of Mimir's safe houses, after learning that Blitz might die on the mission he becomes worried but is reassured by the dwarf. They find the wight's tomb and fall in to it. After Hearth breaks his ankle in a fall he heals the elf. They find an iron coffin and he asks Jack if he scenes the Hammer. After they open the coffin a corpse of a king opens his eyes. The Corpse introduces himself as Gellir, Prince of the Danes. He thanks them for freeing him and orders his body guards to kill them. After they take care of old business, the zombies advance on Magnus and his friends. They fight the draugrs and win, on every they realize this was a trap, Loki and Randolph appear. Magnus is shocked to learn that his uncle and Loki are working with each other. He is shocked and enraged when Loki puts Sam in a coma. He learns from Loki that the chases are descendants of Norse kings, and that only the men of his family can weld Snoknung. He also learns that Loki can sent pain to him through Randolph. As Loki orders Randolph to attack, he leaps in thinking Sam is the target. Realizing at the last that moment that Blitzen was the target. In a fit of rage, Magnus attacked his uncle, disarming him of the sword and his pinky and index fingers. He tries to heal Blitz but is unable to. He takes Snoknung and keeps it for himself, Loki tells them to find the Snoknung stone in Alfheim. After Loki leaves he opens up the cavern, petrifying Blitz to give him more time. 

At the Provincetown Airport, he watches over Sam while she prays. Moments later Sam's flying instructor, Barry al-Jabbar, along with Amir comes in to meet with them. After they load Blitz on the plane, they take off to Alfheim. As they are about to take off, Barry is possessed by the goat assassin. He tells them to go to Jotunheim after they are done in Alfeim. When they reach cruising altitude he reassures Amir that Sam is the Sam as she's always been. He, Hearth and a petrified Blitz jump out of the plane and head the the world of elves.

They land in the yard of the Makepiece family. Hearth gives him sunglasses to block out most of the sunlight. On the way to Hearth's house they are stopped by two police officers. They ask them if they trespassed on the Makepeice property. Once Magnus tells them Hearthstone is deaf, they realize who he is and take them to Hearth's father, Alderman. When they arrive at Hearth's family home, he is surprised by the size and appearance of the property. They are greeted by Idle, one of the house's staff. When Alderman arrive she he lets the police know that he is a sun of Frey, the officers apologize and leave skidishly. He invites Magnus and his son in. As they sit and talk in the living room. He requests that they borrow the Snoknung stone, which Alderman does not allow. But he is willing to let them have it if Magnus stays with them for a few days, attends some parties, and take pictures with Alderman. He reassures Hearthstone that he supports him. Alderman then calls Idge to show them to Hearth's old room. Magnus is shocked by Hearthstone's living conditions. He learns why his friend must pay his wergild, as he and Hearth wonder what to do. Idge suggest they rob the Careful One, a dwarf living in Afheim with enough gold to cover the hide. Magnus and Hearth reluctantly agree. That night, Magnus dreams of Randolph, his family, Sam and Amir on Randolph's yacht. Then it shifts to Alex Fierro yelling at Loki, after that the trickster god telling Magnus to come to the wedding. Then Thor destroying a mountain and telling Magnus to get his hammer back. In the Morning Inge tells them where to find Andvari. Before they leave he teases Hearthstone about her liking him.

They search the Forrest until the come across the well where Adiron died, them moved on. They eventually found a promising waterfall and Hearth summoned a rune that caused the river to explode. Magnus summons Jack who explains that as a side effect of the rune, the wilder becomes aggressive for a short time. Magnus becomes worried about the fish and reads their minds to find the dwarf. He succeeded and brought him to the surface. Andvari changed into his true form and threatened to kill them. After a brief struggle, Andvari gives them his gold and the ring. He warns them that the ring is cursed and to be careful. He and Hearth take the gold to Alderman. They arrive back to Alderman's house and dump the gold on the rug. He finds one hair showing and threatens to take half the treasure if they do not finish it now. Magnus shows him the ring and warns him about the curse to no avail. He tells them to stay for a party he is throwing in Magnus' honor. He gives them the Snoknung stone and they unpetrified Blitz and use the stone to heal his wound. They fill him in and are glad he is fine. Inge then comes in and tells them the Party has began. They see Alderman talking and tossing bits of the treasure at his uneasy looking guests. Magnus is shocked when he tells him that the son of Frey is his permanent guest. After he declines he orders the Nøkks, water spirits, to kill all the guests. As they play violins to make everyone die of heartbreak. He commands Jack to attack them. After Hearth breaks the windows, Magnus yells at the guest to flee. When the police that took them to Alderman start to fire at them he has Jack distract them. When they reach the well, the cut open a rift to another world.

They three of them land in a stairwell. He notices Hearthstone is injured and heals him. He gives the Snoknung Stone to Blitzen and he and Hearth head to his place for the night. He heads to the roof to find Sam, Amir, Halfborn, and Alex. He learns that Sam has been trying to get Amir to see the bifrost bridge. He gives Amir a pep talk about seeing the rainbow bridge until they see it. They are called up it by Heimdall. He helps Amir onto the bifrost after Sam and Alex, he is told by Halfborn to be ready for them he meets Heimdall. The four of them soon encounter Heimdall and explain their quest to him. He agrees to help them. Magnus and his companions learn that giants are planning to invade Midgard after Thyrm's wedding and they are not allowing any aesir or vanir, so that none of the gods can take the hammer back. Heimdall also informs him that Randolph is going to attend. The guardian of the bifrost also shows them a message from Utgard-Loki telling them to come to him if they want to succeed. Heimdall dissolves the bifrost from bellow their feet and lets them fall to Midgard close to the transportation center, where Amir offers to cook them a late meal. He, Sam, and Alex discuss what to do about Utgard-Loki. When Amir comes out they eat and continue to form a strategy. When they finish they call it a night.

After retrieving the Snofnung Sword from T.J., he and Alex head to Randolph's mansion. When they arrive they reach it for clues about where the wedding might be. While they are looking, Alex tells him why she/he changes her gender and what Loki did with her family. They find a picture of Bridal veil Falls in New Hampshire with a wedding invitation to it. They conclude that this is the entrance to Thyrm's lair for the wedding and leave to tell the others.

The two of them meet up with Sam, Blitz, Hearth, and Stanley at the park. Magnus gives the sword and stone to Sam for safe keeping. He, Alex, and Blitz ride Stanley to Jotunnheim while Sam flys Hearth. They make their way to the world of giants were they hit a tree. Moments later they discover the tree is a shoelace for a giant named Tiny. Tiny points them in the direction of Utgard-Loki's bowling ally and tells them to bring his bowling bag with them to show that they are friendly. He leaves them at that before they see the massive bowling bag. At this he considers giving up until Blitz says he can use magic to shrink the bag. He says he needs Jack to borrow Jack and Magnus' hair, much to his shock. Alex starts to tease him about it until Blitz says he needs the blood of a shapeshifter, much to Alex's shock. The Son of Frey reluctantly agrees. While Blitzen and Jack are working, he and Alex stand watch. He heals Alex's infected wound and lens a little about her. After Blitzen finishes and demonstrates the bag, Magnus grabs a hold of Jack and passes out. The next morning the three set out for Utgard Lanes. When they arrive he spots and calls out to Utgard-Loki, the sorrcerer shows them that he has Sam and Hearth. After they claim guest rights and return Tiny's bag. The king of Jotunheim returns their friends to them. He explains that in order to get the informaton they need, They must compeat in tasks to prove their worth or die trying. Magnus and his friends talk about what to do when Utgard-Loki appears before them. He tells them that he does not want Thrym to marry Sam because with the support of Loki he can become king of Jotunheim and invade Midgard. The group lets Sam compete in an ax throwing competition with a child giant, she deduces that the child is fear its self and the next competition is held. After Hearth beats a giant at pinball and Blitz improves a giants appearance, he and Alex are teamed up in a bowling match against two giants, they start and their balls stop short of the pins while the other team bowls with ease. Alex finds out that their line is rigged and leads to the white mountains in Midgard. At this Magnus bowls in their opponent's line and dents it. They look concerned until tiny says their lane is unbeatable. Magnus has an idea that, with Alex's help, the two can dispel the portal and tie the game. They try and succeed with Magnus looking into Alex's memories. He and Alex both bowl a strike and tie the game. Their friends congratulate them and they request five minutes with Utgard-Loki to tell them what they want. The giant king tells them of Loki's true plan, to use Thrym's wedding to Sam as a way to get the Snofnung Sword and Stone to free himself. He gives them two options, die a this moment or find the hammer themselves. Soon after that the giants give chase.

Before they can be killed by the giants, they are saved by the goddess Sif to her home. She promises them a trophy that can't give them a free meal a treat any Asgard restaurant. She tells them to tell Thor about the information they learned about his missing hammer. They meet with the thunder god and tell him what they know. Thor is thinking of way to get his hammer back until Alex volunteers to be the bride. Everyone is in shock but they agree to it as it is the best option on a tight schedule. Thor offers to shelter him, Sam, and Alex. While Hearth and Blitz head to Valhalla to recruit einherjar  for the assault. The next morning he heads to breakfast where Sam and Alex are waiting. As Alex is lead away to get ready by Sif, he and Sam have a conversation and he tells her she is the bravest person he knows, she intern invites him to her real wedding. He is amazed at how Alex looks and is teased by the child of Loki. As Sam is getting dressed as if dresses him in an old fashioned white and gold tuxedo, much to the amusement of Sam and Alex. Sif then send some them on their way.

The three meet up with Marvin and Otis, he helps Sam and Alex onto the chariot and they set off for bridal vail falls. Their they meet Thrynga. She leads them down a long passage into a barroom. Once they arrive Thrynga order the bar to be cleaned up, during this time Magnus, Sam, and Alex see if they can find the hammer before the wedding. He and Sam keep food from hitting Alex during the feast. During this time he notices that Thrynga has a plain of her own. After that Thrym opens a passage to Loki's prison so that's he can be a part of the wedding. On the way to Loki's prison, he asks Thrym if he fully trusts Loki. Thrym tells him that he does, but only to get revenge on the Aesir for slaughtering his family. When they reach the chamber of Loki, the bound god asks to for the sword and stone. After he sees that all are who they should be, he tells Thrynga to relies their special guest, Randolph. As his uncle requests the sword and stone. He I see hesitant until he has no other choice but to do so, however he tells Randolph that he still has living family.Soon Alex reveals that she is not Sam and starts to kill Thrym, he summons Jack and Thrynga starts to attack  Magnus. They both land in a pool of discarded venom and the giantess grabs him by the neck. Before he can dissolve or suffocate, he grabs Sam's ax that is embedded in the giantess's side and hits her in the head with it. Soon Blitz, Hearth and his hall mates arrive and attack the giants, however Randolph frees Loki during the fight. He watches as Loki kills the snake that has tortured him for the last millennium. As the trickster urges them forward, the son of Frey knows that he and his friends can not defeat him. As the gods arrive Loki flees. He tries to save Randolph, but he falls into a cavern leading to Helheim. He is treated by Vidar for his ribs and he asks Heimdall about his uncle, he responds that it is better he not know his uncle's fate. He checks in with Sam and Alex, who are angered by the outcome of the battle and shaken up respectively. Thor invites them to Valhalla for a feast on him.

Back in Valhalla, he and his friends are to distracted by Loki's escape to enjoy the party. As they are about to head back to their rooms, Helgi asks them to come to his office. He tells them that despite Loki escaping, Ragnarok can be delayed if he is captured and bound again. Magnus and his friends are tasks with this quest. After meeting with Helgi, he invites Hearth and Blitz to spend the night with him. Blitz reassures him that Loki escaping was not his fault. In the morning Sam slips a note inviting him for coffee. Before he goes he meets with Alex to ask how Loki's commands have no effect on the child of Loki. Alex states that she makes the power her own. He meets Sam and she tells hi mom what the ravens have told her. That they must head for Scandinavia by sea in the middle of summer. She also tells him that after Loki is recaptured, she well retire as a Valkyrie and lead a normal life. She Apologizes for taking him to Valhalla, he says that it is the best thing to ever happen to him. When's he is done he goes to meet his cousin.

Magnus and Annabeth meet up in New London. She tells him about a fallen god and Roman emperors trying to destroy the world. He tells her that they need to get to Scandinavia in midsummer. Annabeth tells him it is time he met her boyfriend.

Appearance

Magnus is a teenage boy with hair parted in the middle, hanging to his jawline in a curtain of tangled, dirty blond. He has gray eyes, much like Annabeth's, which have a haunted, scary emptiness to them, a look that had served him well when he'd lived on the streets. Initially, Magnus was quite scrawny, with a concave chest, sticking-out ribs and very pale skin, to the point that his blue veins were clearly visible. He also had a scar of his left palm, where he'd cut himself on a hunting knife as a child.

However, after gaining an einherji body after his death in The Sword of Summer, Magnus, while still lean and pale, became considerably more muscular, with his arms being better-defined, his skin smoother, less translucent, with all the scars, rashes, nicks and bites that came from living on the street completely disappearing.

According to his mother, Magnus resembles Kurt Cobain,[6] though he also bears striking resemblance to his father, Frey. As of The Hammer of Thor, Magnus no longer has long hair, having cut it to finish Tiny's bowling bowl bag, but he still bears a resemblance to Kurt Cobain.

Personality

Magnus is witty, caring, smart, sneaky, and has a funny, sarcastic sense of humor. He is also really street smart from living on the streets for two years. He feels he has an obligation to protect those in danger, like he did on the Charles bridge while facing Surt. However, he is somewhat cynical and shares Percy's tendency to make snide remarks both internally and vocally. He initially cannot stand the fact that he was turned into an Einherji and being dragged into his fate as a son of Frey and being forced into a world he knew nothing about until recently, but gradually grows more accustomed and comfortable with his new life to the point that he respectfully declines Odin's offer to let him live a human life again. Despite living on the streets and being forced to eat out of dumpster bins to survive, Magnus is also rather health conscious, showing incredible disgust upon learning that dwarves evolved from maggots to the point that he's unable to say it comfortably. Unlike most demigods, he lacks a natural combat instinct, but is instead much better at thinking and talking out his problems (such as his negotiations with Ran for Sumarbrander), much like his cousin Annabeth. Nevertheless, like most demigods he is often forced into situations where he has to shoot first and ask questions later, which he shows great flexibility in tactics and is a good reflexive thinker.

Abilities

  • Alf Sign Language: Magnus is fluent in ASL, which he always uses while communicating with the deaf Hearthstone.
  • Survival Skills: Magnus learned how to survive in the wilderness from his mother. She taught him how to start a camp fire, navigate by the stars, and how to pitch a tent.
  • Wit: Magnus has shown that he is a quick thinker, such as when he was able to barter with Ran for Sumarbrander.
  • Intimidation: In the Hammer of Thor Magnus was able to threaten Andvari into revealing his treasure. He has also mentioned that his grey eyes helped create a haunted emptiness which was useful on the streets.

  • Alf Seidr (Elf Magic): As Magnus is the son of the Lord of Alfheim, he is able to use Elf Magic.
    • Disarmament: Magnus can disarm anyone in his surrounding area of their weaponry, this is also called 'The peace of Frey'.
    • Healing: Magnus can heal both himself and others from wounds at incredible rates. As a side effect, he glows after healing someone, which is much more noticeable in dimly lit areas.
  • Seasons Alteration (limited to summer): As Magnus is the son of the god of summer, light and warmth, he can change the area around himself into summer.
    • Photokinesis (limited): Magnus can generate sunlight.
    • Thermokinesis (limited to heat): Magnus, as the son of the god of warmth, can increase the temperature around him in a certain radius.
  • Harsh Temperature Insensitivity: Magnus has a great deal of resilience to both temperature extremes, since he was able to sleep outdoors in the winter with nothing but a thin blanket without a problem, and was unfazed by Surt's flames. However, he isn't completely immune, since Surt managed to kill him by impaling the demigod with a red-hot sphere of steaming asphalt, causing Magnus' organs to slowly burn away from the molten tar in his gut.
  • Telepathy: In the Hammer of Thor, Magnus was capable of reading the minds of the distressed fish in the water and was able to determine which one was Andvari, in the form of a fish.
  • Portal Manipulation: In the Sword of Summer, since Frey is the god of growth and fertility, Magnus could manipulate the worlds trees and branches, and with jack was able to open a portal to the world tree. He did this again to banish Surt back to Muspellheim and to escape Alfheim. He is also capable of dispelling the portal that the giants had placed in his blowing lane that led to the White Mountains.
  • Geokinesis (limited): In the Hammer of Thor Magnus was capable of collapsing an underground ceiling in order to turn Blitz into stone. This may be limited to only revealing light sources, as Frey, god of growth, represents how living things broke through the earth to reach the light.

  • Enhanced Strength - after gaining a new einherji body, Magnus gained a degree of superhuman strength, to the point that he could punch through the wall of his room in Valhalla without much effort. He is strong enough to rip a lamppost from solid cement.
  • Einherjar Immortality - while within Hotel Valhalla, Magnus, like any of the einherjar, cannot die, and will simply keep resurrecting from mortal wounds. Due to his healing abilities, however, Magnus resurrects even faster than most other einherjar.
  • Enhanced Agility: after gaining an einherjar body, Magnus has become much more agile, as he was able to leap down from the roof of the Boston Public Library with ease.

Magical Items

  • Sumarbrander - Magnus' sword, formerly owned by his father, Frey, is said to be the sharpest sword in the Nine Worlds.
  • First Sword - a Hotel Valhalla sword, which he later gave to Ran in exchange for Sumarbrander.
  • Shield - a circular green shield, with the golden Fehu Rune in the middle.

Relationships

Natalie Chase

Magnus was close to his mother. She taught him survival skill. Before she was killed Natalie told her son to stay away from his uncle Randolph.

Frey

When Magnus first met his father he hugged him, much to the surprise of them both. He congratulated his son on rejecting Hel's offer. Before he left he gave Magnus his mother's ashes.

Annabeth Chase

The two played together when they were younger. Once Magnus died she attended his funeral and she saw him as an einherjar she hugged him out of happiness. They later meet at the blue hills to skater his mother's ashes. The two then tell each other about their lives.

Randolph Chase

Magnus had mixed feelings for his uncle. While he did not fully trust him he did want to keep him safe because they were family. When he found out that Randolph was working for Loki, Magnus became enraged. When he saw his uncle go to Loki like a scared dog, he felt pity for his uncle.

Alex Fierro

When they first met, Alex as a cheetah, ran over Magnus' feet. She also killed him on the battlefield when he was about to go nuclear. Magnus is also confused when he got to know that she was gender-fluid and started staring at her when she told the group so. But subsequently they started getting comfortable with each other as both of them have a sarcastic attitude, both were homeless at some point in time and they both come from rich families which they chose to leave and ignore, thus Magnus can relate to her experiences. Magnus was also the least doubtful of Alex's motives when she came to in Valhalla. By the end of The Hammer of Thor, the two einherji had become close friends.

Some warmth could be developing between the two as it could be seen when he kept staring at her. He also had said that when she smiled the temperature rose by 5 degrees when they were in Randolph's mansion. Following that she made him wrap his arms around her waist when they were about to ride Stanley, though this could have been simply to ensure his safety. Finally, he was staring at her when she was dressed in bridal attire by Sif in her palace.

Blitzen

Blitzed watched over Magnus for two years along with Hearthstone. The two tried to protect him from Surt. When Magnus learned that his mother is Freya, his father's sister, he is shocked. He defends Blitz when Junior is mocking his family and gives him pep talks during the crafting competition.

Hearthstone

Hearthstone watched over Magnus for two years along with Blitzen. The two tried to protect him from Surt. When he learns of the elf's past he feels sorry for him.

Samirah al-Abbas

At first they saw each other as clients. When they went on the quest for the sword of summer the two grew closer and Magnus learned what Sam had gone threw and what she wanted for herself. He promised to help her out. At one point Magnus even said he'd nominate Sam for the role of annoying sister. At another point, he mentions that Sam, along with Annabeth, is the closest thing to a sister he has.

Sumarbrander/Jack

Both Jack and Magnus have respect for each other. Jack warns Magnus not to touch him too soon after a battle as the strain could knock him out or kill him.

Magnus respects Mallory Keen, Halfborn Gunderson, and Thomas Jefferson Jr.. When they refuse to arrest him he admires that and saves Halfborn's life. With in a few weeks he felt enough trust in them to tell them about his dreams of Loki.

Etymology

Magnus is a Latin name meaning "great". It became popular in Scandinavia after the time of the 11th-century Norwegian king, Magnus I.

Chase is a middle English surname, an occupational name for a hunter. In Middle English the word "chase" means "hunt". 

When translated into their respective languages, "Magnus Chase" means "Great Hunter".

Trivia

  • Magnus Chase is the cousin of Annabeth Chase, a main character from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus.[7]
  • In Chapter 2 of The Sword of Summer, it is mentioned that Magnus's birthday is on January 13th.
  • There's a Chase family inside joke that Magnus looks like Kurt Cobain.[6]
  • Magnus is left-handed.[2]
    • On the UK cover, Magnus is holding Sumarbrander/Jack with his right hand.
    • In The Hammer of Thor, Magnus mentions he had a teacher in second grade named Ms. Mengler who would tape his left hand onto his desk and force him to write with his right hand.
  • Magnus considers himself to be an atheist.(as mentioned in The Sword Of Summer)
  • Magnus' favorite colors are black and beige, while he hates the color blue.
    • This could be a nod at Percy Jackson, whose favorite color is blue.
  • When Magnus first got Sumarbrander/Jack he asks him if he will turn into a pen, but Jack vibrates in a way that suggests he is saying A pen sword? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.
    • This is also a nod to Percy Jackson's sword Riptide that has a ballpoint pen form.
  • Much like Nico di Angelo, Magnus is extremely pale, and had a penchant for avoiding physical contact at the beginning of The Sword of Summer.
  • Magnus is a fan of Doctor Who.
  • Magnus likes to read. Before his mom died he had a collection of books, which were destroyed in the fire. While on the streets he spent time in the Boston Public Library.
    • Magnus' favorite authors are Stephen King, Darren Shan, Neal Shusterman, Michael Grant, and Joe Hill. His favorite graphic novel series are Scott Pilgrim, Sandman, Watchmen, and Saga.
  • So far Magnus has been to Midgard, Asgard, Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Nidavellir and Alfheim
  • Due to being a son of Frey, Magnus has a good relationship with horses (as they are one of Frey's sacred animals). Which Sam explains is why Stanley acted friendly towards Magnus.
  • Magnus has tried alcohol before his death, thrown up, tried it again and thrown up yet again.
  • Interestingly, Magnus and Percy Jackson share many similarities:
    • They have both been on quests to find stolen or missing weapons (Magnus went on a quest to reclaim the Sword of Summer and to find Thor's Hammer. Percy went on a quest to find Zeus's stolen Master Bolt and on another quest to find the Staff of Hermes).
    • Both have communicated with a potential enemy through their dreams (Loki and Kronos, respectively).
    • Both have a strong bond with Annabeth Chase.
    • Both have once thought of their parentage as a cruel joke.
    • Both have been offered a gift by a king of the gods but refused.
    • Both have good relationships with horses due to their parents (horses are sacred to Frey and Poseidon created horses).
    • Their presence have both been seen as bad omens because of a prophecy.
    • Both have crossed into other worlds (Magnus has been to five of the Nine Worlds, excluding Midgard. Percy has been to the Underworld, Olympus, and Tartarus).
    • Both have battled several giants (Magnus has killed three giants and have battled Surt twice. Percy has battled several Hyperborean giants during the Battle of Manhattan, killed Polybotes with help from Terminus, killed Otis and Ephialtes with help of Jason Grace and killed them again with the help Poseidon).

References

  1. Boston Globe interview
  2. 2.0 2.1 Recently Heard
  3. The Sword of Summer, eBook, pg 35.
  4. The Sword of Summer, page 2
  5. The Sword of Summer, pg 11.
  6. 6.0 6.1 RR's Twitter
  7. The Blood of Olympus pg. 393.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
Core Series: The Sword of Summer | The Hammer of Thor| The Ship of the Dead
Main Characters: Magnus Chase | Alex Fierro | Blitzen | Halfborn Gunderson | Hearthstone | Mallory Keen | Samirah al-Abbas | Sumarbrander | Thomas Jefferson Jr.
Minor Characters: Annabeth Chase | Frederick Chase | Gunilla | Randolph Chase
Norse Gods: Freya | Frey | Thor | Loki | Odin | Frigg | Ullr | Vidar | Heimdall | Sif
Minor Gods: Hel | Mimir | Ran | Aegir
Jotnar: Surt | Utgard-Loki | Ymir
Monsters: Ratatosk | Jormungand | Fenris

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