In book three of The Gods of Asgard, Magnus Chase, formerly homeless child of the Norse god Frey and now resident of Valhalla and his friends – hijabi Valkyrie Sam, dwarf Blitz and deaf ASL-signing elf Hearth, and genderfluid Alex – travel to stop the escaped Loki from triggering Ragnarok, the end of the world. Includes a slow burn romance.
One of our Best of Trans Books: “Alex’s gender identity is crucial to the plot, but doesn’t rehash any clichéd narratives about coming out or overcoming oppression; Alex’s gender fluidity saves the day.”
“Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin’s chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn’t naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?”
Cis boy: Magnus Chase
Cis girls: Samirah
Gender fluid: Alex
Sexual and Romantic Orientation
Magnus loves Alex through all genders, and could be described as pansexual
Samirah is straight
Samirah is Arab-American
Hearthstone is deaf and uses ASL.
Samirah is Muslim and wears a hijab