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Norse Mythology

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 06/03/2018
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Norse Mythology
The Norse according to Neil
This book is fantastic. It details all the different major players in Norse Mythology. From Thor and Loki to Ragnarok and Valhalla. Neil has captured all ... READ MORE
Kirsty@Scarborough
Norse Mythology
Gaiman and Gods
A compilation of Norse myths retold by a modern master of storytelling in Gaiman; a delectable marriage of author to material. Each tale slowly draws you i... READ MORE
Sean Preene
Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman and Norse Mythology, What more could you want?
This brilliant book is truly amazing. I know people will already know this if they know Neil's work but still it bears repeating. It is brilliant! He has... READ MORE
Kirsty@Scarborough
Norse Mythology
A good introduction to Norse mythology
Norse mythology is a collection of short stories that tell of how the world was created featuring all your favourite Norse gods such as Loki, Odin and Thor... READ MORE
Jimbo James

Synopsis

"As I retold these myths, I tried to imagine myself a long time ago, in the lands where these stories were first told, during the long winter nights perhaps, under the glow of the northern lights or sitting outside in the small hours, awake in the unending daylight of midsummer." - Neil Gaiman Gather round, this is where the stories are born. This is where the world was made. Picture it: about you, mile upon mile of sparkling, moonlit rock and snow. Above, the flickering magic of the aurora borealis, an electric-blue contrast to the warm fire where the storyteller weaves his words. He talks of playful, careless, wrathful gods, stories of immortal forces battling under freezing, star-filled skies. The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman’s own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now our greatest living fantasist reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman’s gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarök and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman’s prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night. *Design may vary

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408891957
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 273g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Norse Mythology
Norse Myths perfectly told
Whether you’ve an interest in Norse mythology, or you’re a fan of Neil Gaiman’s writing or you’re looking for something different to read, Norse Mythology ... READ MORE
Aidan H E  Rogers
Norse Mythology
Charming, Enlightening, Hilarious
There are some books that just take you by surprise, and for me, Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology was one of them! I’ve always been interested in the differe... READ MORE
Aditi Nichani
Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
A great collection which took me back to my Uni days and good ole Snorri and his 'Prose Edda' (thankfully not in Old Norse this time). Boy, those Norse Go... READ MORE
C A Mills
Norse Mythology
Odin, Thor plus all the others you'd never heard of!
A thoroughly entertaining telling of Norse myths. You knew there were some - well here they are! I especially liked those involving Loki.
Richard of Lincolnshire
Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology: a review
What is it about the Norse Gods that make people want to read about them? Neil Gaiman says that Marvel Comics are to blame. This is certainly how he ca... READ MORE
David Kenvyn
Norse Mythology
Brilliant!
Neil Gaiman describes the stories that make up Norse mythology in a crystal clear and engaging writing style. Perhaps the most interesting point of debate... READ MORE
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Norse Mythology
Excellent stories
If you love Mythology, this is a great addition to your collection. Lovely writing by Neil Gaiman. :) Looking forward to re-reading this book.
Susan Whelan
Norse Mythology
Very easy reading - Short Stories- Very enjoyable
I am not much of a neil Gaiman reader but I have an interest with Norse,Greek and Egyptian Mythologies. Very light reading which is enjoyable and the boo... READ MORE
Daniel Harper
Norse Mythology
Neil's version of Norse Myths!
As a child, I enjoyed reading Greek myths and have read various versions of them. I have never really read anything on Norse myths before. But decided to g... READ MORE
Elsabear
Norse Mythology
fantastical fun
There's some crazy stories in this book, featuring cross-dressing gods, magical giants, a ship made from the untrimmed fingernails of the dead, and the tru... READ MORE
Richard Keay
Norse Mythology
4 stars
very interesting
frankie par
Norse Mythology
Interesting
It took a bit of getting into this book. I've wanted to read about the Norse myths for sometime so decided to try this when I saw it. The writing is fine ... READ MORE
Book collector
Norse Mythology
Loki and Thor Oh My!
Another of those books that's been adorning my shelves for many months, but Norse Mythology felt like another book for these times. I've read the myths re... READ MORE
Big Bearded Bookseller
Norse Mythology
Disappointing
This book had good reviews and I had already enjoyed other books by this author, but I found this quite disappointing. It was written in an almost childish... READ MORE
picturesonapostcard
Norse Mythology
loved it
this book was amazing and right up my street. love the story telling that neil delivers. read this on lockdown and couldn’t put it down.
Paul Buffey