This particular book received such an overwhelming reception from both our household and our social media followers, we had no choice but to willingly review ‘Norse Myths – Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki‘ by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love.
In this most stylish and magical retelling of Viking mythology, accomplished storyteller, Kevin Crossley-Holland has provided his audience with a collection of fast-paced stories, steeped in equal measure of courage, doom, mythical creatures and glittering treasures.
There’s everything you’d hope to find in well-rounded Norse mythology tale and so deftly supported by Jeffrey Alan Love‘s predominantly monochromatic spreads, with splashes of primary colour for added drama.
Crossley-Holland provides a detailed and fascinating recount of the God’s, from the creation of the nine worlds to the ultimate battle at Ragnarok, his lyrical prose makes for a highly compelling read.
Love’s ominous and atmospheric black textured silhouettes provide a most fitting setting to these notoriously hardy tales, with stories of warriors, monsters and explorers.
Whether you’re a staunch mythology enthusiast or if Viking folklore is new to you, this anthology provides an invaluable resource.
If you happen to pick up a copy do check beneath the dust jacket, where more treasures await…