2023 Book Review: The Ship of the Dead

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

MG Fantasy, 2017 by Disney-Hyperion, 410 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • There are some slower spots in this one. They’re likely important and intentional but it’s worth mentioning. It made it feel longer than the first ones. 
  • I’m a Loki fan. That’s dangerous with this series. More so for this particular book. He’s nowhere near a good guy or redeemable. 

What I Did Like:

  • Still the characters. They might even be more impressive and lovable in this one. Some of them go through some things in this one and you feel it with them for sure!
  • I’ve said it before on this particular series but it’s still true. I’m not an expert on Norse mythology and I adore learning more about it. It’s well done and approachable. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • Obviously fans of the earlier books in the series should keep going. The characters are deeper than before and wonderful. 
  • If you’re a Percy Jackson fan … let’s say you want to read this one specifically for a great cameo. 

My Rating: 4 stars

  • The attention to detail on the Norse myths here carries this to excellent levels.

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