By Neil Gaiman
during this creative, brief, but completely shaped novel encouraged by way of conventional Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman takes readers on a wild and magical journey to the land of giants and gods and again.
In a village in historic Norway lives a boy named atypical, and he's had a few very undesirable success: His father perished in a Viking excursion; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the never-ending freezing iciness is making villagers dangerously grumpy.
Out within the woodland peculiar encounters a undergo, a fox, and an eagle—three creatures with a wierd tale to inform.
Now Odd is pressured on a stranger trip than he had imagined—a trip to avoid wasting Asgard, urban of the gods, from the Frost Giants who've invaded it.
It's going to take a truly designated type of twelve-year-old boy to outwit the Frost Giants, repair peace to the town of gods, and finish the lengthy iciness.
anyone pleased and infuriating and shrewdpermanent . . .
anyone similar to bizarre .
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He kept watching. The moonlight was so bright in that place. Odd could see what he needed to. After some time, he pulled out the lump of wood he had found in his father’s hut and his knife, and he began to carve, in smooth, confident strokes, removing everything that wasn’t part of the carving. He carved until daybreak, when the bear crunched through the trees into the clearing. It did not ask what Odd had seen in the pool, and Odd did not volunteer anything. Odd climbed onto the bear’s back. “You’re getting smaller again,” said Odd.
This time I hurried to the gates of Asgard. I unbarred them and I walked through—followed, I do not need to tell you, by the hammer. “The maiden was there. She was sitting on a boulder and she was weeping. ’ I asked. “At that, she looked up at me with a tear-stained face. ‘I weep because once I saw you, great and noble lord, I knew I could never love another. ’ “I reached out a hand and touched her cold, wet cheek. ‘Dry your tears,’ I told her. ’ “She stopped crying then, and reached out her delicate hands and held the hammer tightly.
Still, even if you didn’t have fingers, Loki pointed out, you could normally still find a rainbow and use it. Rainbows turned up after it rained, didn’t they? Well, they didn’t in midwinter. Odd thought about it. He thought about the way rainbows appeared on rainy days, when the sun came out. ” It was something his father used to say. “I just thought I should point out that we are wasting our time. We don’t have any way of getting to the Rainbow Bridge. And if by some miracle we crossed it, look at us—we’re animals, and you can barely walk.
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman