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Nineworlds Homework: Day Two

This the second part of my Ninewords 2018 wrap-up — Day One is here if you’re interested. As I said last time, this isn’t a full wrap up of my weekend at the convention or a detailed summary of the panels [more organised people than I am have been doing blogs and Twitter threads for that].


I thought I would share the notes I did take. Basically it’s a massive To Be Read/ To Be Watched/ To Be Checked Out media list from some of the panels I attended. Not all of these were actually recs from the panellists, some were things just mentioned in passing that caught my interest but it should keep me (and, if you want, you) busy for some time.

Recs which I have read/seen and would second are marked with an asterisk (which link to my review if I have one.)


Bifrost Books: An exploration of Norse Fantasy

Rebecca Hill’s Blog [speaker]

From Asgard to Valhalla: The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths
by Heather O’Donoghue

The Norse Myths: A Guide to Viking and Scandinavian Gods and Heroes
by Carolyne Larrington

American Gods by Neil Gaiman *

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Ice Land by Betsy Tobin

The Lost Sun (The United States of Asgard, #1) by Tessa Gratton

Wolfsangel by M.D. Lachlan

Freya by Matthew Laurence

Valkyrie by Kate O’Hearn

The Gospel of Loki/ Runemarks series by Joanne Harris *

The Swan Road by Angeline Hawkes

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series by Rick Riordan *

The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

Fade (The Ragnarök Prophesies #1) by A.K. Morgen

Broods of Fenrir (Broods of Fenrir, #1) by Coral Moore

Sisters of Fate Series by Rinda Elliott

Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson

Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) by Amalia Dillin

The Sleeping Army by Francesca Simon

The Fetch (The Runestone Saga, #1) by Chris Humphreys

Bloodtide (Blood, #1) by Melvin Burgess


The Real House Lives of Westeros

EK McAlpine’s blog [speaker]

Instead of books/tv, this one gave me a whole list of historical figures I want to learn more about. Some of the ones I’m most interested to read up on were:

Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret of Anjou [She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of Medieval England by Elizabeth Norton]

Joanna of Castile

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir

King Christina of Sweden

Empress Dowager Cixi

Catherine de’ Medici


Classical Reception in Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

I really want to rewatch both Xena and Hercules at some point, and maybe dip into Young Hercules too.

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