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Loki [Kindle Edition]

Mike Vasich
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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God of Mischief.
Father of Lies.
Harbinger of Destruction.

Exiled and tortured by the gods, Loki swears vengeance.

He will summon the mighty Fenris Wolf and the legendary Midgard Serpent, and they will lead an army of giants and all the dead in Niflheim.

Brimming with the power of the most destructive being in the Nine Worlds, he will not rest till Asgard is in ashes and all the gods are dead under his heel.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Inconsistant, but entertaining. 22 Aug 2012
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With the recent surge of Loki fans from the Marvel movies, no doubt this book will do well among them. Indeed, this book caters well to all - those who are interested in Norse mythology will find the snippets of the original myths at the start of each chapter interesting, and the chapters themselves offer a good retelling of the myths in detail. Those who are fans of Hiddleston's portrayal will have no problem fitting his character into the shoes of this Loki.

My one problem is I find this book is inconsistant; When the writing is good, it's very good, such as (*SPOILER...even though the myths are hundreds of years old...?*) when Odin exiles Loki. That whole scene is powerful, heartbreaking and emotional, and the reader really feels Loki's anger and the unfairness of the situation, as well as Odin's burden to be so cold. But when the writing is flat...it's terribly flat. I'm not sure what it is, but often I find myself bored of this book. I love Norse Mythology, but there have been far more exciting adaptions than this book manages sometimes. But again, this is often made up for, as the writing can be very good in places.

All in all I would recommend this book, as it is entertaining and offers a decent insight to Norse Mythology and gives new fans a deeper knowledge of his backstory and origins.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit and miss 9 Jan 2013
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Certainly a more accessible introduction to the fundamentals of Norse mythology than the Eddas, and a lot of good words... But not always in the right order, or used in the best way. The prose was confusing at times, and the structure left a lot to be desired.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ for fans of Norse Mythology! 30 Oct 2011
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This book to me personally contains enough captivating storytelling as Runemarks by Joanne Harris and enough fascinating character depth as Ice Land by Betsy Tobin - and until now they were my 2 top favourite for all time norse fantasy books - they have now just been joined by the masterpiece that Mike Vasich has created in Loki.
With each chapter you can feel his passion for norse mythology come through and the way he weaves the legends and myths so seemlessly and beautifully into his personfications of the Aesir and Giants and even right into the very landscape of Asgard and Jotunheim itself is genuinely mind blowing.
Although the whole story of events leading up to and including Ragnarok revolve around Loki's fortunate or misforunate role and explore his own characters evolution almost as he learns about his true heritage it also revolves around his opposite, Odin, the All-Father and reveals in a new light the curse and blessing of knowing what has happened, what will happen and what must happen.
Mike also interprets the myths in interesting new ways in particular the binding of Fenrir and how Loki's daughter Hel became rule of the Underworld kingdom. Each is so unique and different but also in a way fits the puzzle of his magnificent saga that even deep rooted norse myth lovers have no problem with accepting the small but significant changes he has made. And in these small changes he himself explores the origns of such myths and why they are told as they are and not how events actually unfolded in his world version of Asgard. I loved the way he portrayed Yggdrasil and it's awesomeness, the Norn's with their collective insight into past, present and future and the Valkyries with their spectral ability to shift instantly from one position to another.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Take on the Myths 16 July 2012
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I ran across this book completely by accident on the Kindle store, and I have to sat I am delighted that I did. Mike Vasich has crafted a delightful look at the major myths of the Norse cycle, filtered through the eyes of the main antagonist.

The book is written as a sweeping action saga, complete with plenty of brutal violence, eerie magic and unforgettable characters. Each of the major players, while more than familiar from the old myths, has been given a distinctive voice by Vasich that brings them into the present; I loved his tortuous take on Odin's knowledge of the future.

The events that make up the story are, of course, some of the best and most stirring in mythology, including the tale of the giant mason and that of Baldur's death. What Vasich does admirably well is to weld them together into one epic narrative, each part illuminating the others.

The main protagonist, the trickster god of the title, is beautifully portrayed as well; despite performing many wicked deeds throughout the story, Loki the outsider among the Aesir remains sympathetic throughout. You won't be ROOTING for him as such, but you will see his side of the story, and feel for him as you realise that for all his brilliance, he is as much a pawn of fate as anyone else.

From the unsettling beginning to the fiery end that is Ragnarok, Mike Vasich has created a truly unique take on the legends, and one I cannot recommend enough to lovers of Norse mythology, or those that just love an action-packed fantasy tale.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the Icelandic sagas 15 May 2014
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This popped up as a recommendation after I had been reading various pieces of Norse literature. I was up for trying it as the character of Loki is an interesting one and it might make an interesting contrast to read something contemporary. Sadly, I just couldn't get on with the style. The writer attempts to put us inside the head of Loki but it really doesn't work so well. It contrasts so completely with the detached style of the source material that it was quite grating to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Great read and I would recommend to all fans of the Thor films - I could picture them all :)
Published 2 months ago by Claire Seraphin
2.0 out of 5 stars Hmm...
As a big fan of Norse mythology I was very hopeful when purchasing this book but it was quite a disappointing read. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable
I have just spent a thoroughly enjoyable weekend reading Mike Vasich's 'Loki', and would not hesitate recommending the book to anyone interested in Norse mythology. Read more
Published 5 months ago by H. O'Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Bought for my daughter as a gift and she has already read it and loved the story. Great for lovers of mythology. Arrived very quickly.
Published 6 months ago by Linda Waldron
4.0 out of 5 stars I was pleased but confused.
I got this as a christmas present for a friend, her being a norse mythology geek and loving the god of mischief seem to be really pleased with the book, however, for this one book... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Perla Boutros
5.0 out of 5 stars Lou
A very interesting concept : north-mythologie described with another point of view. The book is reall good and mythologie fan will love it.
Published 6 months ago by Lou
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellently written, though a bit "wooly"
I won't lie, I found this book because, like a lot of people, a certain actor in a certain film has made the collective female population a lot more interested in the God of... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Li-Kun
5.0 out of 5 stars review of Loki
This is a novel written by an expert on Norse myth. It's both a fascinating take on classic mythology and a great read. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jayne Powderhill
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read
Absolutely amazing. Detailed and brings the whole story to life with the descriptions and the way the story is told. Norse Mythology at its best.
Published 12 months ago by Jessica
4.0 out of 5 stars It is just a book
I have not finished reading this one yet, it is very hard to get into. the other ones about the Norse gods are good,
Published 12 months ago by firerodan
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