The Gospel of Loki is the first book I have read by Joanne Harris but it won’t be the last. I could hear Loki’s voice in my head as read, charming and entertaining but not to be trusted. I must confess though that this Loki sounded a lot like Tom Hiddleston. In fact, Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of Loki was the whole reason I picked up this book. I knew a little bit about traditional Norse mythology but most of my knowledge comes from Joss Whedon. This didn’t hurt my enjoyment of The Gospel of Loki. His sly ways, his modern turn of phrase kept me turning the pages to see what he would say next. Looking for a fun trip through Asgard as seen through the eyes of the ultimate trickster, I highly recommend The Gospel of Loki.
This novel is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods—retold from the point of view of the world’s ultimate trickster, Loki. A #1 bestseller in the UK, The Gospel of Loki tells the story of Loki’s recruitment from the underworld of Chaos, his many exploits on behalf of his one-eyed master, Odin, through to his eventual betrayal of the gods and the fall of Asgard itself.