Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman

0 avg rating
Book 54 of 65 in the Best characterization in fantasy
0 votes 0 comments

“Remarkable.… Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos.”?Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic

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.

Other books in series

Readers Also Liked

by U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
by David Eddings
by Thornton Brothers

Norse Mythology ranks on the following lists

leave a comment



0 comments
Popular Lists with Norse Mythology
Best characterization in fantasy
Best characterization in fantasy Ranked 54 out of 50 50 Books 1308 Voters

Find Us on Facebook