The Hammer of Thor is released tomorrow!! I’m so excited 😀 In celebration of this, here’s the third and final post in my Norse Mythology book-tag. As before, if you’d like to fill it out, feel free to drop a link in the comments, I’d love to read your answers.
The “All Father” God of war, associated with wisdom, poetry, and magic.
A book featuring an impressive magical system.
The Fire in the Forging by Tamora Pierce
The Circle of Magic book and it’s sequels feature protagonists whose powerful magic channels itself through each individuals link to a practical talent. My favourite is Daja who can control fire and metalwork. Her foster siblings powers are tied to weaving/ threadcraft, wind/ the weather and plants/healing.
Trickster and god of mischief.
A book that made you laugh.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
I love this book, it’s one of my all time favourites. It’s hilarious, from the characters to the plot line to the writing style. Run, don’t walk.
God of thunder and battle.
A book that made you angry.
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
Reading the Narnia books as a child are some of my fondest book-related memories but the last book, specifically its reference to Susan has always infuriated me. Susan, who was wise and brave in the books she featured in, is omitted and not allowed to go to Aslan’s land (e.g. Heaven) because she likes wearing lipstick and nylons. I’ve read commentary since that this was never meant to be read as sexism by Lewis, but it infuriated me for years.
Goddess of love, fertility, and battle.
A book that surprised you.
Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price
A vampire love story? I was pretty much expecting Twilight, pah. But Hemovore is so much more! Vampirism is a dangerous and infectious virus. It’s not glamorous and the process is ugly and takes time (and most don’t survive it). It’s much more of a HIV take on vampirism and the world-building to make it realistic is wonderfully detailed.
Goddess of marriage and motherhood.
Either a wonderful or a terrible family relationship.
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
I loved the relationship between Sadie and Carter because they read so much like real siblings Yes, they’d die to protect each other but they’re also jealous and like to tease, bicker and try to humiliate each other.