Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology

By Neil Gaiman

  • Release Date: 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
Score: 4.5
From 531 Ratings


“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.


  • Awesome collection of tales from Norse mythology!

    By Kn cit
    This was a really fun read, love the simple and playful language!
  • Easy and enjoyable read

    By NatalieW19
    I don’t read much but this book is seriously pretty amazing. I loved the stories and the detail. It has some good stories in it that help to understand more of the old Norse gods. I would recommend to anyone who is interested it Norse mythology. It didn’t drag on and was fun and exciting. I couldn’t put it down! 5 stars from me. I wish there were more stories!
  • Norse mythology rocks

    By CharlieCheswick
    I loved everything about this. 10/10
  • Great short stories

    By Conmedason
    I don't like reading but I finished the entire book in three days I wish there was more
  • First and last

    By PeachykeenJ
    Not a difficult read; remedial and simplistic. It read quickly. It was not worth $12.99. Probably last time I will read this author.
  • Very fun!

    By GABA 1
    Hilarious and entertaining
  • Godly Grandiosity

    By Shaun Blanc
    This book is packed with tough and rough people. I'm not sure there's anyone like them anywhere in the earthly realm... which is a good thing, or are these characters living among us?
  • Great read

    By Cyber_Grunt
    Enjoyed Neil Gaimen's take on Norse Mythology. A must read
  • Interesting but way too short

    By Frolfin
    It was a good read but 12 bucks for a tiny book
  • Great book💜

    By LaOptimuZ
    Gives you wings into a world of fascinating tales of norse gods and how they came to be or have their objects, a trip to the nine worlds and Loki's adventures and miss deeds:). Loved the book a lot!