USA Today was given the exclusive on cover reveal for Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard #1: The Sword of Summer. This is what it looks like on their website:
When you click on the thumbnail on the top left, you get… the same thing, but slightly bigger. I don’t even want to link to the USA Today page so here is the terrible, horrible, no-good experience:
Not only is Rick “Possible God of Children’s Literature” Riordan’s name cut off, but the ACTUAL TITLE The Sword of Summer IS CUT OFF. WHY. WHY USA TODAY?!
Here’s the cover in it’s actual full glory, pulled from barnesandnoble.com:
Alright, now that I’ve seen the pretty thing, I’ve calmed down a bit. Here’s the link to USA Today, which includes an excerpt of Chapter 2. WHY USA TODAY WHY.
Full cover analysis coming later!