The Gospel of Loki
The novel is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods - retold from the point of view of the world's ultimate trickster, Loki. It tells the story of Loki's recruitment from the underworld of Chaos, his many exploits on behalf of his one-eyed master, Odin, through... show more
The novel is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods - retold from the point of view of the world's ultimate trickster, Loki. It tells the story of Loki's recruitment from the underworld of Chaos, his many exploits on behalf of his one-eyed master, Odin, through to his eventual betrayal of the gods and the fall of Asgard itself. Using her life-long passion for the Norse myths, Joanne Harris has created a vibrant and powerful fantasy novel.
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Publish date: 13 lutego 2014
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
The purchase of this book was the product of a perfect storm (or a genius idea). Thor had just hit theaters. Amazon put this book on its daily deals list for under $1. I had to buy it. Fast forward nine years to where I have finally read it. It is hard for me to see this book as a novel. It read m...
There’s never just one side to a story. Most of the time, we only hear the winner’s story, the hero’s story. The Norse myths come us through a few written sources—eddas and sagas and rune stones—that were handed down from the oral tradition. All of them are the stories of the victors and great heroe...
I had such an up-and-down time with this book. At first, I was really excited to read this book because it was all about Loki, the Norse God of Mischief, and I have always had an interest in Norse mythology. However, I almost stopped reading this book because the dialogue is atrocious. For instance,...
My latest on B&N SciFi! A very enjoyable romp around the Norse mythology I know from my childhood, but with some subtle meta-commentary on mythic tricksters and devils.