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The Apples of Idunn

Gods of the Ragnarok Era
Narrated by: Ulf Bjorklund
Series: Gods of the Ragnarok Era, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs
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Only a fool would venture into the freezing mists that steal the souls of men. And that’s exactly where Odin is going. 

When a frost giant murders his father, Odin swears blood vengeance. Guided by his blood-brother Loki, Odin battles rival tribes and perilous ghosts. His quest leads him to a chance at immortality...but the price will be more than he can imagine. 

Enter this grim fantasy retelling of Norse mythology today.

©2017 Matt Larkin (P)2019 Matt Larkin

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Exciting re-imagining of Norse mythology

Most myths have some some basis in fact. As Matt Larkin explains, even the Prose Edda suggested Odin was originally a man. In the first of a series, Larkin takes the same approach - while showing the beginnings of Odin's struggles to unite the 9 tribes in a dying Ice Age land. I have read several authors try to imagine the beginnings of this most fatalistic of mythologies. But Larkin's re-imaginning, set in an Ice Age bedeviled by evil in the mist that escaped from below in an earlier cataclysm, gives us a dark, gritty, fast-paced tale of the lives of the men and women who would become gods. The best re-imagining of Norse mythology since Snorri compiled them.

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Excellent Reader

This book is the story of the Nordic Gods that will be familiar to anyone who has read Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman or many others throughout history. While the story is well trod the reader made it exciting for me. He has a British/Scandinavian style to his voice which I found perfectly suited to the book.