Monday 6 October 2014

Book Review: The Penguin Book of Norse Myths

Title: The Penguin Book of Norse Myths
Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publication Date: 2011 (1980)
Pages: 320
Format:  Paperback
Genre: Folklore/Mythology
Source: Bought Copy
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Dramatic, compelling and comprehensive, this title retells the great cycle of Norse myths for the modern reader. Taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnorak, and featuring the exploits and adventures of such legendary figures as Odin, Thor and Loki, The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths brings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories. (Goodreads Synopsis)

The Penguin Book of Norse Myths is a great library addition for those interested in Norse mythology. It brings together the tales from a variety of sources in a prose rendering. It is an excellent companion to the Eddas or a good introduction for those new to the tales.

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