Rick Riordan

presents

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1:
The Sword of Summer

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Date

Oct
5
Monday
October 5, 2015
7:00 PM
(Doors at 6:00)

Location

Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

Tickets

SOLD OUT.
There will not be a standby line for this event.

Harvard Book Store welcomes bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series RICK RIORDAN for a presentation of the first book in his newest series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer. This latest book will be released to the world on October 6. Join us on October 5 to get your copy one day early.

Tickets

Tickets will go on sale online only at rickriordan.eventbrite.com on Tuesday, September 1 at 9am. A $30 bundled ticket includes a seat and a guaranteed signed copy of The Sword of Summer. $15 general admission tickets are also available. Bundled ticket holders will receive their books at the event, taking place the night before the national release of The Sword of Summer. You'll be the first kids in the world to get copies of The Sword of Summer!

Please Note

This event does not include a public book signing. All books will be pre-signed by Rick Riordan.

Check out Rick's usual tips and disclaimers if you're planning to come to an event.

We will not be able to accommodate requests for personalized inscriptions.

About the Book

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 a man he's never met-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man 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 . . .

Can't Come to the Event but Want a Signed Book?

Pre-order a signed book. We can ship throughut the U.S.! Please note, we will not be able to accommodate requests for personalized inscriptions.

Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan, dubbed "Storyteller of the Gods" by Publishers Weekly, is the author of three #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on Greek mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and the Heroes of Olympus, based on Greek and Roman mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes. The first book in his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy based on Norse mythology, The Sword of Summer, also debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood. 

Photo Credit: Michael Frost

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! There will not be a standby line for this event.

Bundled tickets are $30 and each include a SIGNED first edition copy of The Sword of Summer. All tickets are general admission and ticket holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking for the Back Bay Events Center is located one block from the facility at the Garage @ 100 Clarendon.

Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

This event will take place in the beautiful John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston, on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.

Back Bay Events Center is located within blocks of several MBTA stations.

Back Bay Station: servicing Commuter Rail, Amtrak, and the Orange Line. Located on Dartmouth Street between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, and on Clarendon Street near Columbus Avenue.

Copley Square Station: servicing the Green Line. Located at 640 Boylston Street and 230 Dartmouth Street.

Arlington Street Station: servicing the Green Line. Located at 300 Boylston Street and 20 Arlington Street.

Parking for the Back Bay Events Center is located one block from the facility at the Garage @ 100 Clarendon.

Unable to attend a Harvard Book Store author event? You can still pre-order a signed book by one of our visiting authors.

While we can't guarantee fulfillment of a signed book pre-order, our authors are almost always able to sign extra books to fulfill such orders.

Ordering a signed book on harvard.com:

  • Add the book to your shopping cart and then click Checkout.
  • Specify in Order Comments that you want a signed copy of the book.
  • Please note: online orders for signed copies must be placed at least one business day before the event. If you are ordering the day of, please call us instead.

Ordering a signed book by phone:

  • Call us at (617) 661-1515 and one of our booksellers will take your order. Specify you'd like a signed copy.
  • If you are requesting a personalized inscription and/or requesting your book be shipped, we'll need to take down credit card information. If you are planning to pick up the signed book in the store, you can pay on pick-up.

FAQ:

Can I request a personalized inscription?
Unless otherwise noted, we are happy to take requests for the author to sign your book to a specific person, but we can't guarantee it. If you do get a personalized inscription, the book will be non-returnable. We will require credit card information when you place the order.

Do signed books cost more?
There is no extra fee for a signed book!

Do I have to pick it up in the store, or can you deliver my signed book?
As with all web or phone orders, we can hold your book for in-store pickup, or ship it anywhere in the country.

I am planning to attend an author event. Do I need to pre-order a book?
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