on 15 August 2005
This book is an intriguing complement to books as Futhark by Edred Thorson or Helrunar by Jan Fries. It covers most topics that a book on runelore should do, and it also brings something unique to it. In a historical paradigm the Uthark theory might be nonsense, however, in a magical paradigm it is definitely as potent as the Futhark and its symbolical value strikes me as even more intriguing than the Futhark. The author, Thomas Karlsson, has a scholarly approach and what he writes also shows a great deal of experince in the subject or runelore. He writes with a great deal of humour and doesn't dogmatize his ideas.
Uthark - Nightside of the runes is a book definitely worth your time and should interest the sceptics as well.