Review: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

“The wise man knows when to keep silent. Only the fool tells all he knows.”

This tale follows Odd, a young Viking boy, left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear. And then Odd’s destiny begins to change. screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-09-33-01The eagle, bear and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods.

Bear: Thor.
Eagle: Lord Odin.
Fox: Loki.

Now our hero must reclaim Thor’s hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods.screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-10-15-59One of the main reasons I picked this book up was because I wanted to get through a book really quickly and thanks to the gorgeous illustrations, this book flew by.

Here are a few of the gorgeous illustrations: screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-10-10-31screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-10-44-51Of course, the Goddess Freya saves the day. She was my favorite.

Though it was a quick read, it didn’t really impact me that much. I was glad to have something to add to my reading challenge… but other than that, it wasn’t that memorable and I’ll probably forget about it by the very next day.

3/5 stars

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