Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Thirteen novels set in the world of myth

Steph Post is the author of A Tree Born Crooked, Lightwood, and Walk in the Fire, as well as a short story writer, reader, teacher and dog lover (among many other things...).

Her new novel is Miraculum.

At LitReactor Post tagged thirteen novels set in the world of myth, including:
Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A.S. Byatt

While Gaiman['s Norse Mythology] works a bit of humor into his retelling of the Norse gods’ antics, A.S. Byatt’s Ragnarok is piercingly somber and yet captures the epic showdown of the Twilight of the Gods in all its spectacular, Wagnerian glory. Ragnarok: The End of the Gods juxtaposes the experiences of a young British girl evacuated to the countryside during World War Two with the Norse end-of-the-world myth in a startling, yet gorgeously wrought way that brings power and humanity to both sides of the coin.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Ragnarok is among Michael Swanwick's five fantasy books you won’t find in the fantasy section.

--Marshal Zeringue