This book was just wonderful! So, okay, I knew all the stories already. I started reading Norse mythology almost as soon as I got a library card. And then I got into comics and saw Marvel's take on the Norse. So there wasn't really any suspense. It was as if all these things had happened recently, or been imagined recently, and a really good bard was telling the story of gods tonight. It felt almost as if the bits that were missing (and there are always bits missing when telling old Norse tales) weren't so much lost as not yet added to this bard's itinerary.
I felt this even more so, when I listened to a couple of chapters.
Now, mind you.. it was not like going back into the past to get these stories from a bard. Everything about them is written as if the story were being told for the first time NOW.
Of course, we don't get stories from bards much anymore. If we did, I suspect that Mr. Gaiman would be the most famous bard in the world.
I am giving this book five out of five stars on Goodreads and Amazon. That's only because they don't have 10 stars.