Book Review: The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris

The Gospel of Loki
Authur: Joanne M. Harris
Stars: 2

Blurb: With his notorious reputation for trickery and deception, and an ability to cause as many problems as he solves, Loki is a Norse god like no other. Demon-born, he is viewed with the deepest suspicion by his fellow gods who will never accept his as one of their own and this he vows to take his revenge.
But while Loki is planning the downfall of Asgard and the humiliation of his tolerators, greater powers are conspiring against the gods and a battle is brewing that will change the fate of the worlds.
From his recruitment by Odin from the realm of Chaos, through his years as the go-to man of Asgard, to his fall from grace in the build-up of Ragnarok, thesis the unofficial history of the worlds ultimate trickster.

Written as a personal account of Loki’s adventures and experiences this book tells Loki’s side of the story. It was hard to get into, phrases e.g: “so shoot me” were far to repetitive and considering it’s about the Norse God Loki, the language and the mannerisms were far too modern. If I wasn’t reading this for a group on Goodreads, I don’t know that I would have finished it.


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