Ragnarok: The End of the Gods (Myths)

Ragnarok: The End of the Gods (Myths)

A.S. Byatt

Booker Prize winner Dame Antonia Byatt breathes existence into the Ragnorak delusion, the tale of the tip of the gods in Norse mythology.

Ragnarok retells the finale of Norse mythology. a narrative of the destruction of lifestyles in the world and the top of the gods themselves: what extra proper fantasy may possibly any smooth author decide upon? simply as Wagner used this dramatic and catastrophic fight for the climax of his Ring Cycle, in order Byatt now reinvents it in all its depth and glory. because the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one younger lady is evacuated to the geographical region. She is suffering to make experience of her new wartime existence. Then she is given a duplicate of Asgard and the Gods - a publication of historic Norse myths - and her internal and outer worlds are transformed.

War, normal catastrophe, reckless gods and the popularity of impermanence on the earth are only the various threads that AS Byatt weaves into this such a lot well timed of books. Linguistically wonderful and imaginatively considerable, it is a landmark.

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