I saw it was announced yesterday and speculation is abuzz of whether Magnus Chase is related to Annabeth Chase. Her half-brothers are named Matthew and Bobby so it is not them. A cousin, perhaps? An unknown sibling? Here is an article to check out by Hypable:
Rick Riordan has announced the title of his new series, which will be based in Norse mythology.
The title of Riordan’s Norse myth series will be called Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard and it will come out in October 2015.
If you’re wondering if that last name sounds familiar, it should. Annabeth Chase is a main character from Riordan’s series based around Percy Jackson. Her father is a mortal, while her godly parent is Athena, the goddess of wisdom and battle strategy.
There’s no hint yet if Magnus will be related to Annabeth, but we think it’s too much of a coincidence they share the same last name. Riordan was mum on any other details, but did say on his Tumblr, “What does the name imply? Stay tuned…”
We do know Riordan’s various series based in mythology do exist in the same world, so it would make sense if there were to be some connection between the two characters. Assuming Magnus is a demigod like all the others, we have to wonder if gods choosing to seduce mortals runs in the family.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard is still in the very early stages, though we do know some details about this new group of books. We know it will be a trilogy, and we know the story will take place in Boston.
Other than that, everything else is speculation. Riordan loves Loki, so we’re definitely hoping for a mischievous central character, or at least a big plot for the god.
Don’t expect Riordan to pull anything from the movies, however. He’s gone back to the source to get his information, and these will be much more traditional interpretations, just like we’ve seen in his other books.
We know you’re as excited as we are for this new book, but since we have a while until it hits bookshelves, why don’t you just keep your eye out for the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus, which will be published on October 7.