I just read the book and Omg Hearthstone and Blitzen <3 Loved it and all the new characters we got! If Hearth and Blitz weren’t so amazing, Samirah would have stolen my heart, I love her and I hope, somehow, she can meet the PJO girls, I think her and Hazel would hit it off ><
Why aren’t people talking about the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series???? We have a dark elf that appears as an African American man, a deaf elf, and a girl who is Arabic and Muslim who wears a hijab. Samirah talks about people attacking her for her religion and ethnicity. She explains the hijab.
“The elf had regained consciousness - sort of. He leaned against Blitz, giggling silently and making random signs like, Butterfly. Pop. Yippee. Blitzen clutched his stomach and stared into space as if he were thinking of interesting ways to die.”
(Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer, Chapter 53, Rick Riordan)