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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday 56 #30

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56 

 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it

The Gospel of Loki
The first adult epic fantasy novel from multi-million copy bestselling author of CHOCOLAT, Joanne Harris.

The novel is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods - retold from the point of view of the world's ultimate trickster, Loki. It tells the story of Loki's recruitment from the underworld of Chaos, his many exploits on behalf of his one-eyed master, Odin, through to his eventual betrayal of the gods and the fall of Asgard itself. Using her life-long passion for the Norse myths, Joanne Harris has created a vibrant and powerful fantasy novel.

Loki, that’s me.

Loki, the Light-Bringer, the misunderstood, the elusive, the handsome and modest hero of this particular tissue of lies. Take it with a pinch of salt, but it’s at least as true as the official version, and, dare I say it, more entertaining.

So far, history, such as it is, has cast me in a rather unflattering role.

Now it’s my turn to take the stage.

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 deepest suspicion by his fellow gods who will never accept him as one of their own and for this he vows to take his revenge.

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 to Ragnarok, this is the unofficial history of the world’s ultimate trickster.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 302 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date: February 20th 2014 by Gollancz
My 56:
Nevertheless, I approached the four smiths and gave them my most winning smile. "Greetings sons of Ivaldi," I said, "from the gods of Asgard."

What's your 56?



  1. Aaah, I just finished a module on Old Norse mythology and this sounds like soo much fun! Loki is definitely an interesting figure! Have you ever read Lokasenna? It's basically a lay in which Loki insults everyone and it's a lot of fun to read. Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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  2. I have been running into lots of books featuring Norse mythology lately and enjoying every one. I'll have to add this one to my wishlist too. Happy reading!

  3. Interesting, have a feeling this one will be hard to put down.

  4. I don't know much about Norse mythology, and this book sounds like a good way to learn a little bit. Sounds like a good story.
    Here's my Friday post: MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE.

  5. I love the premise for this one! I know just a little about Norse mythology but it's a subject I want to know more about. This sounds a little outside of my normal zone but in the best kind of way. Thanks for sharing! I haven't come across this one.

  6. Yeah the cover and title pulled me in, but the 56 sounds promising!

  7. A friend urged me to try reading about Norse mythology. I'm checking this out and letting her know about it too.
    Here's my 56 -

  8. "Yeah. 'Oh.' He must be attracted to you, Ronnie. Otherwise, he probably wouldn't bother. Especially lions." He rolled light gold eyes that would freak even Ronnie out in the dark. "You know how they are."

  9. Ah, Loki, such an interesting character. I didn't read Chocolat but I enjoyed the movie.


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