Norse Mythology: Tales of the Gods, Sagas and Heroes by James Shepherd and @Arcturusbooks #mythology #bookreview

September 13, 2018

 

Title: Norse Mythology: Tales of the Gods, Sagas and Heroes

Author: James Shepherd

Genre: Mythology, Folklore

 

Book Blurb:

The myths and legends of the Norsemen have entertained both old and young alike for hundreds of years.

 

This fascinating collection contains stories retold from the Icelandic Eddas, the principal sources of knowledge of Norse mythology, and the Sagas of the ancient world of the Vikings.

 

Following the deeds of the powerful Norse gods, such as Odin, Thor and Loki, and filled with a host of fantastic creatures and objects containing magical properties, the tales in Norse Mythology will conjure up a world of heroism and romance that will enthrall readers.

 

My Review:

I was so excited to read Norse Mythology as I’m a huge fan of world mythology and folklore. I’ve spent years studying Greek Mythology but haven’t delved into the fascinating myths that feature the gods of Asgard. I’m somewhat familiar with Odin, Thor and Loki thanks mainly to Marvel.

 

The myths in this compilation offer a wide range of adventures, gods, magical creatures and even some romance. While there are quite a few stories here, I found the flow disjointed and I had a hard time with it. I also didn’t care for how violent/sexual parts of the myths were not included. Is this for children or adults? The blurb doesn’t make mention but if the intention of this collection is geared for children, then this is a four-star book. But according to the publisher/authors, it is shelved in adult mythology/folklore. Disappointing.

 

If you want a clean version of Norse Mythology, pick this collection up today.

 

Disclaimer: I received a copy from Arcturus Publishing via Netgalley in the hopes I’d review it.

 

My Rating: 3 stars

 

Buy it now:  

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Norse-Mythology-Tales-sagas-heroes-ebook/dp/B0791LCH5Q

 

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Norse-Mythology-Tales-sagas-heroes-ebook/dp/B0791LCH5Q

 

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Norse-Mythology-Tales-sagas-heroes-ebook/dp/B0791LCH5Q

 

Nook https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/norse-mythology-james-shepherd/1127851375?ean=9781788883535

 

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/norse-mythology-10

 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38902239-norse-mythology

 

Author Biography:

Edited by James Shepherd, this collection includes tales selected from three collections originally brought together by Sarah Powers Bradish, Abbie Farewell Brown and Mary Litchfield.

 

Social Media Links:

Publisher Website https://arcturuspublishing.com/

Publisher Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ArcturusPublishing

Publisher Twitter https://twitter.com/Arcturusbooks

 

Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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