If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh so hard you cry and then make you actually cry you've found it! This novel starts of on Magnus Chase's 16th birthday. He's a homeless teen and has been living on the streets of Boston since that horrible, horrible day. The day his mother was killed. Killed by those wolves with their cold, icy blue eyes. Now Magnus lives under a bridge with his two also homeless buddies, the deaf Hearth and Blitzen, a master fashion advisor. When he finds out that his cousin Annabeth Chase (which you will know if you've read Percy Jackson) is looking for him under the orders of his Uncle Randolph, he breaks into Uncle Randolph's house. Uncle Randolph finds him and brings him to Longfellow Bridge. He claims that Magnus is the son of a Norse God and that he has powers. He tells Magnus he can magically summon the Sword "Sumarbrander", also known as the Sword of Summer. He succeeds in doing so but no more than a minute after Surt, a fire giant, pops out of nowhere and demands the sword. To protect the shocked pedestrians, Magnus and his friends Blitzen and Hearth try vainly to fight him off with the sword and toys from the nearest toy shop. Realizing that he isn't going to win, he manages to lop off Surt's nose and pull him over the bridge... into the ice. What will happen? Will Magnus survive? Or will he not? Read more to find out! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!