Worst wedding plan ever: Loki wants his daughter to marry someone. This can’t go well. And apparently, Loki is not even the Worst Dad Ever ™. Wow, nice job, Riordan. I’d like Thor’s hammer to bash some awful family relationships, please.
Gold and runes – must be a dwarf around somewhere.
I cringed about a Muslima being a Valkyrie, but it is addressed before page 100, and several times after that. Getting her /boyfriend/ fiance to believe in the weird-world overlay on this world was also a very interesting scene.