"Novels with a Ragnarok theme" Topic
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| D6 Junkie ||24 Sep 2014 4:03 p.m. PST|
Any novels out there that do a retelling or
new theme on the Norse Ragnarok?
|jpattern2||24 Sep 2014 5:14 p.m. PST|
Not exactly Ragnarok, but American Gods by Neil Gaiman is excellent and features a modern-day battle between the Old Gods, including Mr. Wednesday (Odin) and Low-Key Lyesmith (Loki the Liar), and the New Gods of the Internet and TV: link
Well worth a read.
| Andrew Walters ||25 Sep 2014 10:08 a.m. PST|
Here are two more things that don't fit the bill…
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams has the Norse gods walking around in the modern day. It is, of course, very silly, but I think the Dirk Gently books never got the recognition they deserve.
Kenneth Hite also put together a roleplaying setting called The Day After Ragnarok which is not at all a novel, but has an interesting take on Ragnarok that is faithful to the myths but also modern and surprising.
I'll be interested to see if there's any decent books that fit your requirements more closely.
|RavenscraftCybernetics ||25 Sep 2014 11:15 a.m. PST|
iirc Cthon by Piers Anthony was a retelling in a scifi vein.
|jpattern2||25 Sep 2014 1:19 p.m. PST|
I never read Cthon. I burned out on Anthony before I got to it.
|lugal hdan||25 Sep 2014 2:51 p.m. PST|
"Norse Code" by Greg van Eekhout is a simple but entertaining modern-day Ragnarok. It's chock full of fun Norse mythology. I rather enjoyed it, but it's not high literature.
|Gear Pilot ||25 Sep 2014 3:37 p.m. PST|
Age of Odin by James Lovegrove was a fun read.
|DesertScrb||25 Sep 2014 7:36 p.m. PST|
Check out Northworld by David Drake.
| D6 Junkie ||26 Sep 2014 4:12 p.m. PST|