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Rick Riordan, the man who re-invigorated Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology for today's young readers, has turned his creative mind to Norse mythology for his latest series -- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.  The first book, The Sword of Summer, came out today, October 6, 2015.  Click on the title to add your name to the waiting list.

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he barely knows—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . . .

Muggles who love Harry Potter better watch out.  The new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is sure to [get out your wands] STUPEFY!  Artist Jim Kay has created over 100 full-color panels for the book.

"Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations moved me profoundly.  I love his interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honored and grateful that he has lent his talent to it."
- J.K. Rowling

This is a great way to re-visit a beloved series.  It's also good for readers who are just being introduced to the magic of Harry Potter.  The illustrated edition comes out tomorrow, October 6, 2015.