Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology

By Neil Gaiman

  • Release Date: 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
Score: 4.5
From 684 Ratings


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and “one of the modern masters of fantasy writing,” (Huffington Post) a dazzling, witty telling of the Norse myths.

"A lively, funny, and very human rendition of Thor the thunder god, his father Odin, and the dark-hearted trickster Loki (plus countless other gods and monsters)." — Petra Mayer, NPR

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.


  • Norse mythology is amazing!!

    By Heavy Metal Office Worker
    Great book!!
  • pleasing

    By jos from complex
    overall this book was entertaining and informative, providing great detail regarding the tales of Norse, however the reason my review is not fulfilled to its maximum of five stars is because I expected more info regarding ragnarok.
  • Best Book Ever Read.

    By doras little girl dog
    I was recommended this book by someone after we talked a bit about Gods. I knew Neil Gaiman from his Coraline book, but this amazed me more and learned more about Norse Mythology in a span of two days of reading. I love this!
  • Entertaining

    By Amber Michele
    I thought this book started a little slow but after the first chapter the book picked up and was hard to put down. The chapters became charming with a sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. You can’t seem to go wrong with Neil Gaiman. Highly recommend this book if you’re looking to read something entertaining, funny, and charming with a sense of character charisma that keeps you intrigued.
  • 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