I asked my friend who went on a study tour to Singapore to buy me a Japanese manga. I’m glad he didn’t make a mistake this time. (Hey, I know you’re reading this). I’ve always wanted to have either a novel or manga in Japanese to practice my reading skills. I thought that novel was a little too hard since it lacks furigana, so I decided that manga would be a better choice.
I admit it was pretty hard to properly translate Japanese since they have different phrases that didn’t even existed in English. They have various kind of speeches, too. But reading this had it’s own kind of fun.
Finally, I’ve got my hands on the newest novel of Rick Riordan’s norse mythology series! I’d always loved fantasy myth themed novels. This book, The Sword of Summer, especially, has a really sarcastic dude for a protagonist named Magnus (duh).
The prologue that starts the story is really similar to Rick’s Greek series. The plot line was also similar too Greek’s. I think it’s more of a clone of PJO series, only Norse themed. The story plot was also the same, to prevent the doomsday, in other words, Ragnarok. Well, I was kinda surprised to find Rick to, cough, kill, cough, one of his characters in the book since I don’t really remember anyone dying so early in the Greek series. It was a sad death, but a nice one that spiced the story a bit. Just a bit.
I still think it’s a nice read to kill time. I finished the book in a day. Kinda regretted it because I’m craving for the sequel now. 🙄 I’ll have to wait another year patiently for this …