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Best read after knowing your stuff
on 6 December 2013
This is the authors 2nd book about Loki and the Norse Gods, and as my review title states it's best you read this after reading "Loki". The author himself even mentions this in a review note at the end! The main idea of this book is to have some amusing short stories about the tricker God's life in the run up to Ragnarok, where the stories naturally take a darker turn.
Unlike his personality in "Loki", Loki in this set of stories is a lot more lustful, which some fans will no doubt enjoy. The majority of the other Gods and Goddess are the same in fact- sex never really being far from their minds. Although this is needed in some places, for example, when he goes to Jotunheim with Angrboda and when he lays with the mason's horse, in other places it feels a little bit like fan service.
There's some hilarious scenes, however, such as Sif's rambling metaphor about Leeks and Onions and Thor's predicament after the Lay of Thrym and all in all it's a very good book to read.
My only....concern... with this book is the ending. Although something Loki would no doubt find to be the ultimate prank the use of the birth of Christianity might be a little bit too close to the nerve for some readers. I was left unsure about my opinion on it and others may feel the same. Plus on a more scholarly note it completely changes Loki's fate in Ragnarok which is a bit annoying really.
Well worth a read, but read "Loki" first!