Norse Mythology Book Tag

It’s time for another book tag today! This time it’s the Norse Mythology book tag, and I was tagged by Paige @ Reading Paiges.

The Rules

Link back to Kyera’s original post on Kyera’s Library so we can see all your answers!
Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show the community some love!
Obviously, come up with your wonderful answers!
Don’t forget to tag others to keep the tag going!

Odin – Favourite stand alone
Odin is the All-Father, the leader of the Norse gods. He is the god of wisdom, poetry, battle, death, wine and war among other things.

I love a good stand alone. Honestly, I probably like them over series because I don’t have to try and remember what happened in previous books. That being said, one of my all-time favourite books (and stand alone) is The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. I talk about this book way too much, but it’s a favourite!!

Thor – A book that hits you in the feels
Thor is the god of thunder, weather, warriors, strength, and storms so his might packs a punch. He is married to the beautiful lady Sif.

We usually talk about sad feels, but instead today, I’m picking Persuasion by Jane Austen because it makes me so damn happy. I know it’s not most people’s favourite, but I freaking love Captain Wentworth so there.

Loki – Biggest book plot twist or character betrayal
Loki is the god of mischief, thieves and thrives on chaos.

No one will ever pull off a plot twist the way Christie did, especially in Murder in the Orient Express. This is the hill I will die on.

Frig – OTP
Frigg is Odin’s wife, the goddess of love, marriage, ferillity and fate.

I don’t really have an OTP anymore. I just don’t think I’m that kind of reader these days.

Heimdall – Favourite second book in a series.
Heimdall is the god of loyalty, faithfulness and it is he who protects the bi-frost, the bridge that connects all nine worlds.

WUNDERSMITH. Ahem…I mean, Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend. I love both books in this series (and hopefully the third one which is coming in the post any day now!)

Baldur – Favourite main character
Baldur is the beloved son of Odin and Frigg, twin brother of Hodor

I’m always going to love Percy Jackson. He is beautiful. I would die for him. And of course, I gave my cat his name.

Sif – Most beautiful book cover
Lady Sif is known for her beautiful golden tresses, although she is also the goddess of the harvest and is married to Thor.

This is so hard because there are so many gorgeous book covers out there, even if you only look at ones from 2020! I am obsessed with this Raybearer (by Jordan Ifueko) cover at the moment!

Frey – Book or series that makes you happy
Frey is the Lord of weather, God of light, summer, master of agriculture, fertillity and brother of Freya.

Well up above I said Persuasion made me really happy, so I’m going with that but also all of Austen’s works in general. They just feel like home.

Freya – Favourite book setting
Freya is the goddess of love and beauty, fertility, war, wealth and growth, and sister of Frey.

Look, I’m a sucker for a book set in London. Or England. Or just anywhere in Great Britain. London, in particular, has always been my dream place to live and it’s going to happen…hopefully soon!

Tyr – Favourite book with a big upheaval/epic fight scene.
Tyr is the god of war

This has got to be the Narroway trilogy by Rhiannon Williams. You’re probably sick of me mentioning this series, but it’s just so freaking good.

Uller – Character death that affected you the most
Uller is the god of death, winter, archery and hunting

I don’t know how to answer this without spoiling anything, but you know what? The deaths is the first three A Series of Unfortunate Events books really messed me up as a child.

Njord – Favourite book/an epic journey on water/ocean setting
Njoyd is the god of wind and the sea

The only one I can even think of is The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliot, which thank god, happens to actually be a favourite. This is like Viking-esque with a fantasy twist and also disability rep!

Valkyrie – Favourite strong female character
The Valkyries, much like the Amazons, are strong female warriors.

I mean, it has to be said right? Who would Percy be without Annabeth?

Aesir/Vanir – Favourite book “crew” 
The Aesir and the Vanir are the two groups of norse gods, believed to be the old and new gods.

I will always answer the “crews” from Nevermoor series and the Narroway Hunt trilogy. They are the absolute best and no one can tell me otherwise.

Seipyrts – Favourite sidekick (non-human character) 
Seipyrts is Odin’s trusty eight legged steed, yes you heard that correctly – eight legs. I promise that he is the god’s horse companion and not a giant spider that he rides around on… although that would probably strike more fear in the hearts of his enemies than a pretty horse does.

The only one that comes to mind here is…luggage from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Would that count? I’m going to make it count. It makes me laugh every single time!

I’m going to tag the lovely; Angel @ Angel Reads and Annemieke @ A Dance With Books.


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