A book of enchanting and whimsical folklore with fabled tales of quick-witted giants, crafty dwarves, life-granting apples and beguiling gods, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a humorous retelling of age old Scandinavian myths.

The story is sequential in nature with each tale progressively building up anticipation for Ragnorok or ‘Doomsday’ at the end. The final chapter offers a powerful ending about cycles and continuity and it is written, unlike the rest of the narrative, in future tense which felt very prophetic and synonymous of the concept of Doomsday as a whole, something distant and apocalyptic.

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