The Gospel of Loki (Unabridged)
by Joanne M Harris
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"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".
A must read/listen
This book is incredibly entertaining. Reading the story through the eyes of Loki is perfect. He's easy to love, hate and relate to. She clearly knows her Norse Mythology and I find her storytelling to be outstanding.
We listen to audiobooks when we travel and this is one of the few that I’ve felt compelled to review. The book is great, the reading is wonderful and the story is very entertaining.
A truly wonderful way to get a new perspective on the many stories of the Norse gods. Bravo... Or should I say “Skål!"