This is a collection of stories of Norse mythology, based on the old Norse gods. They feature the might of Thor, the cunning of Loki, the wisdom of Odin, and appearances by all the other key players in Norse myths.
I already knew most of the stories and characters featured in this book, but that did not detract from the reading experience. You certainly do not need to be at all familiar with Norse mythology in order to enjoy this book. In fact, I’d say that it would probably be more enjoyable if you don’t have any previous knowledge.
I loved the stories in this book. They are short and easy to follow, making Norse Mythology a quick and entertaining read. However, I’m a huge fan of Neil Gaiman and would have loved for there to be more of his unique style and creativity. Gaiman has a fantastic imagination, and this book lacked that.
While this book was still entertaining and a great introduction to Norse mythology, I highly recommend reading The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris, for a much more detailed, more creative and more humorous take on all the same stories, and more.
I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.