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In the sequel to The Gospel of Loki, Loki’s adventures continue when he finds a way out of the end of the world and plans to restart the power of the Norse gods.

The end of the world - also known as Ragnarok to the Norse gods - has occurred, and Loki has been trapped in a seemingly endless purgatory, in torture, until he finds a way to escape. It seems that he still exists in the minds of humanity and uses that as a way to our time.

Back in the ninth world (Earth), Loki finds himself sharing the mind of a teenage girl named Jumps, who is a bit of a mess. She’s also not happy about Loki sneaking his way into her mind, since she was originally calling on Thor. Worse, her friends have also been co-opted by the gods: Odin, Jump’s one-eyed best friend in a wheelchair, and Freya, the pretty one. Thor escapes the netherworld as well and shares the mind of a dog, and he finds that it suits him.

Odin has a plan to bring back the Norse gods' ascendancy, but Loki has his own ideas on how things can go - and nothing goes according to plan. 

©2018 Joanne M. Harris (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • C. Souza
  • San Diego, CA United States
  • 09-04-18

Very disappointed after such promising first book. My review comes with a some spoilers so you have been told...

I loved the first previous book by the author. It follow very closed to the Original Norse Mythology but given some extra liberties bring that was a book on the view point of Loki, not usually as Thor or Odin. I truly enjoyed. It was interesting that the author chose to give sort of nicknames for names that most people would have hard time to remember or to pronounce. Ok loved first book. Went ahead and got second book right after ... so,let me tell you that the Norse Mythology though did not end at the first book to me it did. The second book its the traditional YA book authors will take any Mythology, Fairytale or Theme and turn into teen 16 -17 girl base material. Don’t get me wrong I have lots of YA w teen heroine books but honestly Im choose when come to those cause I just don’t have patience with most teen drama. I also enjoy Most Rick Riordan books with Mythological theme so I can take authors taking liberties with gods and myth creatures. However personally I just didn’t enjoy Loki interactions with the main character. I didn’t buy his way too modern vocabulary though he clearly didn’t know anything about our technology, culture and mannerisms he seemed way too comfortable. Then later out of the blue we find out heroine is also into girls though (Im actually gay myself, so Im not against gay characters at all) only because Loki kind moves on into a girl and you have even gone into the next base but the story moves into a next plot. Then after Loki “open her mind” she decided that she was interested into getting to know the girl and go on a date. Again I don’t like how the author moved the story into another path. I did enjoy the interactions among the gods but that’s constantly been pestered by the “teen characters”. Last the little bits of the Norse realm also happens in a video game based upon Asgard and its inhabitants. After such great Mythological first book this second one felt cheap, like the author didn’t have more inspiration to continue after Ragnarok so she went after the overdone YA 16 years old girl and its teen drama. I wish she had move on to a Greek, Egyptian or Celtic Mythological story. I hope I can return this book, though I ll keep the first book, the story was completed and should have been left at that.

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  • Bethany
  • PHOENIX, AZ, United States
  • 06-03-18

A fitting sequel to "The Gospel..."

...replete with familiar gods and their "ways" and the excellent performance of Allan Corduner coupled with the ingenious mind of Joanne M. Harris, propelling the old work into this one. Seamlessly written, superbly delivered. No spoilers.

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amazingly done, hope there's another book

great characters, good plot, love loki. This was a very different but interesting take on the after of Ragnarok.