The Viking Spirit is an introduction to Norse mythology like no other. As you’d expect from Daniel McCoy, the creator of the endearingly popular website "Norse Mythology for Smart People", it’s written to scholarly standards, but in a simple, clear, and entertaining style that’s easy to understand and a pleasure to listen to. It includes gripping retellings of no less than 34 epic Norse myths - more than any other book in the field - while also providing an equally comprehensive overview of the fascinating viking religion of which Norse mythology was a part. You’ll learn about the vikings’ gods and goddesses, their concept of fate, their views on the afterlife, their moral code, how they thought the universe was structured, how they practiced their religion, the role that magic played in their lives, and much more. With its inclusion of the latest groundbreaking research in the field, The Viking Spirit is the ultimate introduction to the timeless splendor of Norse mythology and religion for the 21st Century.
It's pretty good but could be better
When I bought this book it was to start practicing Norse pagan, the book is very informational and covers a deeper understanding of the culture and spiritual beliefs but at the same the information and lore can be gained from either YouTube or google if you want to buy it go for it if not than they're are other ways of achieving information i will say it's worth taking a listen but only if the price is lower than what it is
BORING and not what I expected.
This is VERY educational. NOT in any way a good book for falling into the lore or actual stories of ancient Norse mythology. He constantly defends his points with anthropology and historical fact, it’s completely over done and has everything to do with his fellow writers, not readers. Eff this book. Waste of money unless you just want info you can google for free. I want a refund.