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Hilarious satire on celebrity culture,
This review is from: The Lost Gods (Sleeping Army 2) (Hardcover)
The sequel to The Sleeping Army, The Lost Gods is even better than its predecessor. Freya is back home in a London just like ours - except that the prevailing religion is Wodenism, which changes all kinds of things from school to religious worship. She wants to be an ordinary schoolgirl, but then Woden, Thor and Freyja turn up on her doorstep. The Frost Giants have awakened and are already creating havoc with the weather here on Midgard. They behave as oafishly as ever, expecting everyone to tremble and obey, and ruining Freya's parents# home...only nobody worships them any more. How can they regain their powers? Why, by winning a version of The X Factor! It should be a simple matter for the Goddess of Love and Beauty, Woden and Thor, shouldn't it? Especially once a PR supremo has got involved.
The jokes are plentiful, but adults will relish reading this as much as children. Freyja's vanity (she's told she needs to lose some weight) is an especially pointed topic, and when she makes the fuller figure fashionable Simon is on top form. I enjoyed seeing our heroine's boring, stuffy mother become a teenager again. The illustrations are good, but the cover a bit too brash in my view.