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Asgard (1977) [Novel]
by Nigel Frith Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Nigel Frith's adult epic fantasy brings together the deities and monsters of Northern myth into a fast-moving narrative which blends mystery, horror, suspense and humour. It tells the story of Balder, the god of sunlight, and his love, the Vana Iduna, and how they are finally re-united and recounts the adventures of Odin, Thor and the wicked god, Loki, in their attempts some to preserve, some to end, the hero's life. Giants, dwarves and elves inhabit a landscape of forest and plains, through which the Aesirs of Asgard journey to avert prophesied evils.

Original title: The Spear of Mistletoe
Alternative titles: Spear of Mistletoe, the


Genre: MythologyRetellingsNorse
FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and LegendGermanic & Norse

Edition #1: Asgard

Asgard (1977)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Every once in a while a book emerges from nowhere unheralded...Frith has retold the Norse tale of Balder and added life and depth. Two features of Frith’s offering place it head-and-shoulders above any other version of the Norse myths I’ve yet read: his language and his vision. It brims with a vitality that makes it more than the umpteenth version of Asgards’ chronicles. Frith uses horror, mystery, genuine suspense and humour...could very well be the Once and Future King of Nordic lore." British Fantasy Society Bulletin
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Asgard (1982)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0048232092
Pages: 293

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The Spear of Mistletoe (1977)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul
ISBN: 0710085699
Pages: 293

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