From L.'s list on fantasy with a healthy dose of myth.
I’ve always been enthralled by the myths and legends of the north. In this collection we get a deep and richly woven retelling of the famous and infamous heroes and gods of Norse mythology. Told in the narrative of a storyteller, Neil Gaiman brings these ancient legends into glorious life with his flowing and dynamic prose.
Why should I read it?
8 authors picked Norse Mythology as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
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…
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