Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
The world of myths is one that I only really came into contact for the first time during the pandemic; I read Silence of the Girls, then later on The Song of Achilles (recommended by Chaya which is how @thebibliofilles began) and then moved into Mythos by Stephen Fry (an amazing book). After, I decided it was time to delve into the Norse myths and Neil Gaiman is THE man for this.
What I love most about this books is not only Gaiman’s style — he is an absolute master storyteller and it’s impossible not to become absorbed or even obsessed — but it’s also the fact that he’s a brilliant teacher. He loves this subject, these characters and these tales and you will come away from these myths with your Adrenalin rushing and the feeling that you have been truly educated by the best of the best. His knowledge is mind-blowing yet you’ll be gripped throughout.
Even if dwarfs, Thor, frost giants and Freya don’t immediately sound like they’ll float your boat, I think the one is still worth a try. Rich, vivid and genuinely thrilling, I am so glad I read it ~ S
Order your copy here.