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Norse Mythology
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Norse Mythology


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 fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of giants, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerges the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

Title:Norse Mythology
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages
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    Norse Mythology Reviews

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Dec 14, 2016

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don’t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic c...

  • Brad
    Nov 28, 2016

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I stil...

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  • Ana
    Jan 15, 2017

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

  • Dan Schwent
    Jun 29, 2016

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology.Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite ...

  • Petrik
    Apr 17, 2017

    3.5/5 StarsGilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I’m here to let...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Apr 01, 2017

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ❤ Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the storie...

  • Paul O'Neill
    Mar 16, 2017

    What a fantastic retelling of Norse Myths. Featuring such characters as Odin, Thor and Loki along with a host of other lesser known gods and characters. Gaiman does his best to stick to the source mat...

  • Ahmed  Ejaz
    Apr 05, 2017

    **Spoiler Free Review** There is no glory without danger Before beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am tellin...

  • Lyn
    Mar 04, 2017

    A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page “...