Review of Skaldic Tales by Gitta Seyfert

 

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Gitta
Jul 10, 2015
by: Gitta
rated it 4 of 5 stars

The book Skaldic Tales features 12 short stories reminiscent of the old Nordic sagas and will appeal to both Heathens and non-Heathens a like. I thoroughly enjoyed all of them – waging battle against the dwarves besides the Goddess of Winter and her wolf pack in “Skadhi and the will of the warrior”, attending Freyr and Gerd’s wedding and watching how the All-Father deals with unruly children in “The Gifted One”; just to name a few. The last two tales take place in the 21st century and show the challenges of a group of Asatru kindred to be accepted in a small town, not only by the Christians but among themselves. One specific scene brought literally tears to my eyes: it shows what unity of all People no matter what path we follow can achieve. This book is best enjoyed next to a fire with a horn of mead in your hand or read it to your children to teach them that the “9 Noble Virtues” are still valid in our modern times. Hail to the Gods! (less)