It's the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas Ebook Giveaway Extravaganza type thing! Today's 12th and final giveaway is... Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, a compulsively readable retelling of Norse myths.
Full of Gaiman's signature charm and humorous wit, this book is perfect whether you're obsessed with mythology in general or you simply want to read more about your fave Norse gods like Thor, Odin or Loki (and discover a few more along the way!). If you're a lover of fantasy, a mythology buff, mythology buff adjacent, or just looking for an introduction to the tales of the Norse, get your entries in — today's your last day!
The 12 Days of Christmas Ebook Giveaway extravaganza type thing is me giving away one ebook from an awesome sci-fi or fantasy author every day for twelve days (check the link for the complete list of giveaways so far)! The giveaway ends on December 23 and all the winners will receive their gifts via email on Christmas Eve. So go forth and enter, you SFF book loving fool... and happy holidays!
12 Days of Christmas Ebook Giveaway Extravaganza Type Thing
Fantasy | Mythology Retelling
Introducing an instant classic—master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.
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. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman—difficult with his beard and huge appetite—to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir—the most sagacious of gods—is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.
Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods 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.