By Isabella Biedenharn
Updated September 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Author Rick Riordan knows his mythology, no matter where it originates: In his best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, he covered Greek gods and goddesses, while The Kane Chronicles were built around Egyptian mythology. Now, with his new series Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Riordan collides the Norse mythology of the Vikings with a clever kid living on the streets of Boston, who finds out he’s the son of a Norse god.

Check out the electrifying trailer for the first book The Sword of Summer — fittingly narrated with a Boston accent — above. Below, the book’s official description:

The Sword of Summer (Book One: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard)hits shelves Oct. 6, 2015.

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