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on 4 March 2014
If you know nothing about runes but are curious about them then I can definitely recommend you start with this book. It gives you a brief but detailed history of the runes. Enough to whet your appetite but not overpowering. It goes into how to put the runes to a practical use but without giving you the 'definition' of each rune. It is explained so well in the book that you must put your own interpretation on each rune, rather than just "this means that, and that means this". The Norse Gods and the mythology surrounding them also gets a brief but concise mention. Whoever said this book was "fluffy" and "new-agey" definitely hadn't read through as it is written in a very practical manner, with sources and appendices to back up what has been said.
Whether an accomplished rune-caster or just someone who wants to learn more about them and the various ways in which you can use them then I would highly recommend this book. Definitely one of the best on runes that I have read.