"A surprise from the author of Chocolat," New York Times best-selling author Joanne M. Harris, "this pacy adult fantasy is narrated by Loki, the Norse god of fire and mischief" (Vogue).
This 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. A number-one best seller in the UK, The Gospel of Loki 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.
Using her lifelong passion for the Norse myths, New York Times best seller Joanne M. Harris has created a vibrant and powerful fantasy novel that the Sunday Sun recommends "to her long-standing audience with wit, style and obvious enjoyment"; The Sunday Times claims it "lively and fun"; and The Metro adds that "Harris has enormous fun with her antihero...this mythical bad boy should beguile fans of Neil Gaiman".
©2015 Joanne M. Harris (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
A truly enjoyable light read. This book does a lot of summary of stories in Norse mythology based on low key little more beef and it would have been 5 stars.
It is hard to say which was most spectacular, the story or the performance of it!
Anyone familiar with Norse myth will revel in this title.
Yep. The reader did VERY well using inflection and attitude to reflect different characters. The story was good and oddly coming first-person from the "villain" and made me want to learn ancient norse runes.
Loki and Hades getting down before bringing the curtain down on the Aesir.
Pretty much all of it.
Generally, no, though there were a few times where I was like "Hell yeah, X is going down" just for it to happen. Not saying it was predictable, but inevitable in a good way.
Book 2? From Odin's perspective, if done well will rock the genre.
loved the narrator.. good storytelling by the authir. a bit like fables. sounds like she has done her homework to bring the gods to life. not too dark or light overall. enjoy!
This story stays true to the classic tails... From an certain point of view. It made me think and view the Norse myths from angles I had not considered. I'll be listening to this again.
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