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Post by Darkamber on Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:15 am

"
Wild Hunt (Mirasenna) (Volume 1)"
- Monica Baker - About the modern day woman Miriam and Loki's love for her.
"
Loki - the Liar"
- Jakub Cwiek - A translation of two of the stories from "
Klamca"
(Polish), urban fantasy.
"
Loki's Saga: A Novel of the Norse Gods"
- J. Foslan - Stories from both the past and the present.
"
Liesmith: Book 1 of The Wyrd"
- Alis Franklin - modern, urban horror
"
American Gods"
- Neil Gaiman - Gods in a modern setting. Odin is the main divine character and Loki has a part.
"
Wolves: I Bring the Fire, Part I"
- C. Gockel - Loki on Midgard, in a modern setting
“Runemarks” - Joanne Harris - How Midgard is 500 years after Ragnarok.
"
Runelights"
- Joanne Harris - Sequel to "
Runemarks"

"
The Gospel of Loki"
- Joanne M. Harris - Prequel to "
Runemarks"

“Loki: Why I Began the End” – Maja Jacomus - A retelling of the old myths.
"
Eight Days of Luke"
- Dianna Wynne Jones - Young adult novel with Loki in a modern setting.
"
The Ragnarök Chronicles"
- Nicky J. Markus
"
[url=Chainbreaker (Urban Nordica 1)][/url]"
- Jessie Powell and A.S. Vaughn - A modern Loki after Ragnarok.
"
To Free the Fox"
- Marquel Sherry
"
The Lost God (Loke Book 1)"
- Crystallina Sigyn - Loki lost in another world, which is not one of the nine. Fantasy.
“Written in Venom” – Lois Tilton - A retelling of the old myths.
"
Loki"
- Mike Vasich - A retelling of the old myths.
"
Loki: Nine Naughty Tales of the Trickster"
- Mike Vasich - Based on the old myths.

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Post by njm on Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:03 pm

You could also add to this list:

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
Ragnarok by A. S. Byatt

I really like both of these works.

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Post by Darkamber on Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:58 pm

I didn't list "
The Gospel of Loki"
because I don't like it. I don't like how the author portrays Loki, His relationship with Sigyn, and the portrayal of Sigyn.

"
Ragnarok"
is on my reading list.

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Post by njm on Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:29 am

Fair enough. I also just read The Hurricane Party by Klas Östergren, which is a retelling of Lokasenna. That had quite an interesting take on Loki and the events of that party.

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Post by Darkamber on Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:50 am

njm wrote:I also just read The Hurricane Party by Klas Östergren, which is a retelling of Lokasenna. That had quite an interesting take on Loki and the events of that party.

How is Loki portrayed in this novel?

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Post by njm on Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:45 pm

It's told from the point of view of Fimafeng's father who is trying to find out the truth about his son's death. I found the portrayal of Loki quite interesting in this book. He's clearly cast as the outsider and his actions at the party are shown to be a turning point for him, like he realises he's burning his bridges but goes ahead anyway. At first it was ambivalent, but by the end I thought the portrayal of him was fairly sympathetic... and certainly not casting him as all out evil. The gods in general are these overlord-type figures (it's set in a dystopian future - hard to explain until you read it) who are 'other' from the rest of the populace, and Loki is not shown as being especially worse than Odin or the other gods. The reason the author gave for why Loki killed Fimafeng is quite different - but I can't say without giving too much of the story away.

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Post by Corannhena on Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:15 am

I'm currently around the middle-end of Loki's Saga. I like it a lot so far (Loki seems to like it as well, he keeps poking/nudging at me to read more out of it), despite the innumerable typos (seriously, J.D. Foslan, get yourself a better copy editor :/ ). Even though it's fiction, I can totally imagine Loki doing some of the stuff described in there >
Very Happy

(edit b/c i dunno the policy on double-posting) OKAY SO uh I just got past a certain point in the book (minor spoilers, it's just after Loki finishes telling his point of view of the story of Baldur to the other Aesir) and Let Me Tell You A Thing, I don't think I've cried for so long* over a book since reading Where The Red Fern Grows like fifteen years ago.

*I am not kidding when I say it was basically non-stop for literally almost an hour after putting the book down. :/
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Post by Darkamber on Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:36 pm

Updated to add: "
To Free the Fox"
- Marquel Sherry

Blurb:
Alitha Helgren a college student, whose life so far has been rocky, but ordinary, goes to spend the summer at her deceased grandmother's cottage. While there she begins to experience some unusual things. Alitha decides to investigate. What she finds she never could have expected. Alitha is lead by a wild fox to a cave deep in the forests neighboring the cottage. 
What do you do when you release a trickster god and all the chaos that comes with him? 
If you play with fire, you get burned.

There must be a sequel to this one planned, as it ends very abruptly.

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Post by Moon Rouge on Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:19 pm

I forgot where I got to know this, I thought here, but maybe not. Amazon has free eBook-kindle I Bring the Fire. There are 6 parts, I think.
I read only the first one and I don't know what to think of it.
It reads fast, not so bad but it is under tremendous influence of Marvel, comics, Harry Potter and couple more popular books.
Loki character is not described as Marvel, but behaves like one, morphing armor.... Thor coming to collect Loki...
Comics story structure, the suggestion Loki was Loka female somewhere in past and the sudden cut off end with a little cliffhanger yep, comics.
I also have bad feeling this story will never end, stretching over 6 books suggests it well enough.

Now I wish someone tells me I'm wrong and explained to me how it goes, because as I see it now, it destroyed for me any desire to read fiction.
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Post by journeyintoinsanity on Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:32 pm

I downloaded that one, too. I only read the first few pages before I got distracted with other things.

I have the Mike Vasich "
Loki"
that I'm working on. (Slowly, but I've got a lot of stuff going on.) It's been pretty good so far. He's retelling the myths in plain-language story form. I've only found one thing that didn't make sense. I think the author forgot his timeline, as he referenced something as a memory that hadn't occurred yet in the storyline. But I like it so far. I can't wait to read njm's Ragnarok Chronicles! That one's next!
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Post by njm on Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:34 pm

Oh, thanks, cherie. I do hope you'll enjoy it! Smile
The blog tour begins next week for the book and the reviews will start coming in *bites nails*

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Post by journeyintoinsanity on Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:13 pm

I'm sure I will! And don't sweat the reviews. Just send out positive thoughts and good stuff will follow. Smile
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Post by Darkamber on Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:11 pm

I've read all parts of "
I bring the fire"
and I quite liked it.
I liked how Loki was portrayed, and the idea that he has reincarnated several times, because he is an important force in the universe.

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Post by Lokakisa on Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:09 pm

I'd like to recommend the Pyramid series by Eric Flint and Dave Freer ("
Pyramid Scheme"
and "
Pyramid Power"
). You can find really cheap used copies on Amazon. Loki doesn't appear until the second book, but you need to read the first one to understand what's going on. It's a great fictional representation of Him, though a little heavy on the "
God of Fire"
aspect. And Bes is great. lol

As to the books in the OP, I did not care for:
"
The Gospel of Loki"
- Joanne M. Harris
“Loki: Why I Began the End” – Maja Jacomus
"
Loki"
- Mike Vasich

"
Loki: Nine Naughty Tales of the Trickster"
also by Mike Vasich was mildly humorous and randy but I dunno if I'd recommend it really.

"
American Gods"
by Neil Gaiman was the first book I read with a fictional Loki (not counting Marvel comics) and it was enjoyable.

I've only barely begun "
Loki's Saga: A Novel of the Norse Gods"
by J. Foslan.

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Post by Moon Rouge on Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:37 am

I'm glad you answered to this, Amber. Most of the time I like your taste. I Bring Fire reads fast and easy, it is entertaining. If all books would be in one volume I would go cover to cover. There is something what bugs me enough I don't want to continue right now. Maybe I'm under the weather. I appreciate what you said.
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Post by Darkamber on Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:25 am

Updated with:
"
The Ragnarök Chronicles"
- Nicky J. Markus

I really liked this trilogy. I could hardly put it down before I had read it all. A great read!

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Post by Amber on Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:34 am

There are also a couple by Darragha Foster. I'm quite surprised I don't see the listing of hers on here? I hear Loki helped with writing the novels my friend writes? :?

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Post by Darkamber on Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:45 am

Amber wrote:There are also a couple by Darragha Foster. I'm quite surprised I don't see the listing of hers on here? I hear Loki helped with writing the novels my friend writes? :?

I've been hesitant to add porn/erotica novels, since we don't have an age limit on this board.

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Post by Amber on Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:49 am

Ah, that is right. I keep forgetting.

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Post by Just.Christine on Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:52 am

Darkamber wrote:
Amber wrote:There are also a couple by Darragha Foster. I'm quite surprised I don't see the listing of hers on here? I hear Loki helped with writing the novels my friend writes? :?

I've been hesitant to add porn/erotica novels, since we don't have an age limit on this board.

Post them in the Godspouse Sanctum. It's hidden to anyone not in that group and i don't think we have any minors here in that group
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Post by Amber on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:44 am

Poppy.Meister wrote:
Darkamber wrote:
Amber wrote:There are also a couple by Darragha Foster. I'm quite surprised I don't see the listing of hers on here? I hear Loki helped with writing the novels my friend writes? :?

I've been hesitant to add porn/erotica novels, since we don't have an age limit on this board.

Post them in the Godspouse Sanctum. It's hidden to anyone not in that group and i don't think we have any minors here in that group

I mean, I just thought to myself, since Loki wrote this with Darragha Foster, then...? Then I thought, Well, there's a lot of stuff Loki says that I can't say aloud. Hahaha. So I get exactly what Amber means there. Smile

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Post by njm on Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:39 pm

Glad you enjoyed The Ragnarök Chronicles, Amber! Smile

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Post by Helloki on Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:16 pm

thanks for the list, i only have read the Gospel of Loki, in dutch its translated as the Lessons of Loki
some nice essay could be found online : Lord of Misrule Essays on Loki

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Post by Just.Christine on Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:12 pm

There really is a book called Gospel of Loki? That's awesome! I thought at first you were joking;
that you might have been referring to something Snorri wrote, lol. Laughing
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Post by njm on Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:41 pm

Yes Poppy, it's written by Joanna M. Harris. I liked it myself, but I know Amber has reservation on it due to the portrayal of Sigyn in particular.

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