This book is great! Neil Gaiman was able to take pieces of ancient stories and combine them in a logical way to make sense of Norse Mythology. He introduces the readers to the history behind the gods while telling intriguing tales of their triumphs and their failures. For someone like me, a lay person of Norse Mythology, I could understand and follow the stories and actually make sense of the movements of the worlds. I did not know what to expect when I picked it up. Then I couldn't let it go. I read it in one sitting. It is an easy and exciting read with enough entertainment to keep my interest! It was nice to read about the myths that "don't make the comics". I can see myself sharing the stories in this book around a campfire or on a night when the power is out. An instant favorite for me.
The New York Times best-selling author of A View From the Cheap Seats presents a bravura rendering of the major Norse pantheon that traces the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and the exploits of its characters, illuminating the characters and natures of iconic figures Odin, Thor and Loki.