Hello Uncle Rick… MAGNUS CHASE: NINE FROM THE NINE REALMS REVIEW

NINE FROM THE NINE REALM
RICK RIORDAN. 

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MY RATING: ★★★
WARNINGS: none that I could see
FROM: Penguin Random House NZ
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LIKED
-overarching story of Thor running through all the realms to get his 10 million steps so he could be on a midgardian tv show
-the variety of characters
-the taster of what this series has to offer. It doesn’t really spoil anything, let’s you meet the characters
-the funny feel good vibe

MEH about
– the actual short stories
– Very specific feel to it (I.e it really does feel like a middle grade book)

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Oh, uncle Rick, (& if you ever do read this, I hope it’s okay I call you that!) You managed to weave nine stories about a world in the most perfect way for kids. I want to preface this book by being objective, if I was even 4 years younger? I would have ADORED this. It is full of IMPORTANT characters, monsters & gods. However, I am very fussy on my middle grade now days, hence why it got a just okay, rating from me. If you’ve only come here to see if you should get it for your kids, then grab your keys and run out that door to buy it right now!

Nine from the Nine worlds is a humorous collection of stories that happen, as you guessed it, on the nine worlds. There is a story for each world, and an over arching story to tie them together. Thor, dearly loved Thor, must run 10 million steps to win an award and be featured on his favorite midgardian TV show. so what does Thor do? He runs through the nine realms of course (and I wont spoil you on whether he gets on the show or not)

As someone who hasn’t read any of the magnus chase books, I do not feel like I have been spoiled for them. I feel like I have met a few amazing characters and been teased into the world. I think this book is important ( and I commend Rick for this ) because in 120 pages there was a gender non conforming character, and a bad ass Valkyrie with a hijab! I have hear wondrous things about the representation in Ricks books as of late, from POC to disabled people and people with differing sexualities. I can’t commend Rick enough for normalizing these things, for giving these kids a safe haven.

This collection gives you those fuzzy warm feelings with its funny one liners, silly characters and good old Thor.

If you want to pick this up you can find it at

WHITCOULLS / PAPERPLUS / MIGHTYAPE

OUTRO

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