When I was about 12 or 13, I read a book called East that spurred an interest in Norse mythology and a love for the North. It was a retelling of the Norse fairy tale “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” and contained gorgeous descriptions of Asgard, Bifrost, and tales of Thor and his hammer. I always had an interest in the subject, but never really read enough about it. That’s where Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology came in.
Like so many people, I will read anything Neil Gaiman writes, so I put Norse Mythology on my to-buy list immediately when I saw it was being released this year. And I’m very glad I did.