Norse Mythology Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

    • 4.5 • 708 Ratings
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Publisher Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and “one of the modern masters of fantasy writing,” (Huffington Post) a dazzling, witty telling of the Norse myths.

"A lively, funny, and very human rendition of Thor the thunder god, his father Odin, and the dark-hearted trickster Loki (plus countless other gods and monsters)." — Petra Mayer, NPR

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
February 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
6.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Bookbeginner ,

Fun, digestible, and intriguing.

This book was fun to read, not the most accurate to Norse mythology but still worth a read.

AMAvalon ,

Gaiman Magic

From stories told around cooking fires on winter nights to the decks of salt-sprayed Viking longships centuries ago, who better to bring the ancient heroes and villains of Norse myth to our iPads and bookstands than Neil Gaiman? His love for Norse mythology and genius ability to weave rich stories that capture the imagination and open up the mysterious are a gift. Ragnorok will have to wait- Gaiman has breathed new life into the Gods, giants, monsters, creatures, and humans that live on Yggdrasil. This book is wonderful!

jos from complex ,

pleasing

overall this book was entertaining and informative, providing great detail regarding the tales of Norse, however the reason my review is not fulfilled to its maximum of five stars is because I expected more info regarding ragnarok.

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