Norse Mythology

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 36035841129258714
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables     Publisher:
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173 Ratings

Norse Mythology Book Summary

Introducing an instant classic—master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

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. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman—difficult with his beard and huge appetite—to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir—the most sagacious of gods—is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.

Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods 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.



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Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman Reviews

  • First and last

    By PeachykeenJ
    2
    Not a difficult read; remedial and simplistic. It read quickly. It was not worth $12.99. Probably last time I will read this author.
  • Very fun!

    By GABA 1
    5
    Hilarious and entertaining
  • Godly Grandiosity

    By Shaun Dreams
    5
    This book is packed with tough and rough people. I'm not sure there's anyone like them anywhere in the earthly realm... which is a good thing, or are these characters living among us?
  • Great read

    By Cyber_Grunt
    5
    Enjoyed Neil Gaimen's take on Norse Mythology. A must read
  • Interesting but way too short

    By Frolfin
    3
    It was a good read but 12 bucks for a tiny book
  • Great book💜

    By NyssaAhGhul
    5
    Gives you wings into a world of fascinating tales of norse gods and how they came to be or have their objects, a trip to the nine worlds and Loki's adventures and miss deeds:). Loved the book a lot!
  • Cool Story ... Bruh

    By Gdh13877
    5
    Cool Story Bruh
  • Gaiman Magic

    By aS1168
    5
    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!
  • First

    By Nukin box
    5
    I’m first!

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