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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library SF GOR (Text) 33500013342506 Main Checked out 10/05/2023
Detroit Lakes Public Library SF GOR (Text) 33500013342498 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library GOR (Text) 35500006441313 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780593099940
  • ISBN: 059309994X
  • ISBN: 9780593099957
  • Physical Description: print
    pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Ace, [2021]

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Summary, etc.: "When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this fierce, subversive debut novel that reimagines Norse myth. Angrboda's story begins where most witch's tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to give him knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by a man who reveals himself to be Loki, and her initial distrust of him grows reluctantly into a deep and abiding love. Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who she is keen to raise at the edge of the world, safely hidden from Odin's all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life--and possibly all of existence--is in danger. Angrboda must choose whether she'll accept the fate that she's foreseen for her beloved family...or rise to remake their future. From the most ancient of tales, this novel forges a story of love, loss and hope for the modern age"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #2
    *Starred Review* "Long ago, when the gods were young and Asgard was new, there came a witch from the edge of the worlds." Thus begins Gornichec's debut, a feminist reimagining of the Norse myths surrounding Ragnarök. Angrboda, a sorceress with the gift of foresight, is incredibly old and hard to kill, but barely survives Odin's wrath at her refusal to share any knowledge of the future. She is befriended by Loki who returns her speared heart, left behind on a smoking pyre during her getaway. She is further aided by the giantess Skadi, a hunter who makes a deal to trade Angrboda's magical potions for the provisions she will need to survive alone in the wilderness during the long winters. The love that develops between Angrboda and trickster-god Loki results in the birth of three unusual children whom the gods will see only as beasts and a threat, yet Loki and Skadi accept them for what they are. Melding together the wide range of Nordic legends, this is a story of tenderness and betrayal, friendship and loyalty, family and monsters, beginnings and endings. Offer this beautiful reimagining to fans of Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology (2017) and Joanne M. Harris' Loki novels. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Genevieve Gornichec earned her degree in history from The Ohio State University, but she got as close to majoring in Vikings as she possibly could, and her study of the Norse myths and Icelandic sagas became her writing inspiration. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio. The Witch's Heart is her debut novel.

Subject: Mythology, Norse Fiction
Loki (Norse deity) Fiction
Mythology, Norse
Genre: Fiction.
Love stories.
Occult fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 10 of 621 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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