I can recommend The Norns in Old Norse Mythology, by Karen Bek Pedersen personally, since I ve already had a chance to read it and it s excellent. If you want to know anything about the Norns, frankly, you d be crazy to look elsewhere for your information. --Old Norse News
With The Norns in Old Norse Mythology, Karen Bek-Pedersen offers a very detailed book about nornir as well as other supernatural female figures in Old Norse mythology. It is a high quality piece of research, especially as regards its detailed and accurate close readings of the text sources, which will satisfy both interested beginners and specialised scholars. The most important point of critique would be the lack of methodological discussion and an insufficiently theoretical approach to this interesting object of research. This reviewer is nonetheless certain that the book will stimulate much discussion of the nornir, and forthcoming papers and books dealing with the subject will have to measure up to this definitive work. --Cosmos
About the Author
Karen Bek-Pedersen is lecturer in Early Scandinavian Studies and currently works at the University of Southern Denmark after a period with the Centre for Scandinavian Studies, the University of Aberdeen.