mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
mordicai caeli
mordicai

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Snorri the Skald. (91)

Song of the Vikings by Nancy Marie Brown.

Drink of Odin's mead,
Snorri, for the night is long,
& there's work to do.

My review for this book is up at Tor.com & I think I really said just about everything I wanted to say there. So as a brief aside, let me say this: Odin is one of my favorite gods, & probably my favorite Western god. Besides the fact that Gandalf rules, there is just something great about a deity who isn't content to just be Zeus, just be some cross between conservative views on harsh fathers & male infidelity. To decide to go the extra mile & become a wizard. Odin isn't some paltry god of magic or witchcraft; he's a wizard, same as anybody else, just also a god. & the fact that the practice of seidr ties him explicitly to genderqueer issues is neat, too. Odin! He's crazy & the worst wolf in the world is going to kill him some day. & now I kind of want to re-read The Ice-Shirt. Also, insult poles still crack me up.

Tags: books, brown, haiku, tor.com, vikings
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments