What to Read After... Mr Gum 19/08/19
The runemark on her hand has always marked Maddy as an outsider.
The villagers think it connects her with ancient, forbidden gods. They are also suspicious of One-Eye, who teaches Maddy about the old times before the the draconian Order seized power.
Now One-Eye needs Maddy's help to recover a long-lost relic of the gods, which (he says) will halt the imminent World's End (again!). But unfortunately disturbing relics has a habit of bringing old feuds to life again.
Vivdly portrayed, Loki, Odin and their fellow gods breezily and bickeringly co-exist alongside Maddy and her world in this inventive, ironic, funny blend of Norse myth and fantasy, which also explores structures of belief and power. Smart, absorbing and entertaining.