The Witch's Heart
Books | FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive national bestselling debut novel that reimagines Norse mythology. Angrboda's story begins where most witches' tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by a man who reveals himself to be Loki, and her initial distrust of him transforms into a deep and abiding love. Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who Angrboda is keen to raise at the edge of the world, safely hidden from Odin's all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life--and possibly all of existence--is in danger. With help from the fierce huntress Skadi, with whom she shares a growing bond, Angrboda must choose whether she'll accept the fate that she's foreseen for her beloved family...or rise to remake their future. From the most ancient of tales this novel forges a story of love, loss, and hope for the modern age.
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"Very sad and I almost couldn't make it to the end, but overall a terrific book."
"I struggled with the dialog in this book. I seemed clunky. I also wanted a heightened focus on the myth at hand, rather than the scattered multiple myth retelling, often second hand, that made the read more laborious. That being said, I did read 300 pages in 1 day because I couldn’t put it down. "
"This is the book that made me love reading again. This is the book that started me on my pagan journey. This is the book that I owe so much to. And honestly, it tore my heart out time and time again with its story telling. I understand why this book isn’t hugely popular, but my love for it grows evermore and if I ever find anyone who MIGHT enjoy it, I will throw it their way with full force. "