Norse Mythology (Large Print / Hardcover)

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Neil Gaiman takes his wonderful writing style and turns it towards interpreting the Norse myths. Stories about Odin, Thor, and Loki come alive; once you pick this book up it’s very hard to put down! Anyone who loves learning about different myth systems, students who are studying mythology, and those who might be watching The Vikings on the History Channel would enjoy reading this. And, if you’ve never read anything by Neil Gaiman, this would make an excellent introduction!

— Cathy, Atlanta

Norse Mythology you can call a history of the Norse Gods. It starts in the beginning with a creation story, and ends with an Armageddon type battle with interesting stories in between. I have nominated this book for book of the year.
— Paul, Seattle

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Remarkable.... Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos.--Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic


Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.


In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki―son of a giant―blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.


Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman's deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781410499493
ISBN-10: 1410499499
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2017
Language: English