The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec audiobook

The Witch's Heart

By Genevieve Gornichec
Read by Jayne Entwistle

Penguin Audio
12.08 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780593346624

When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive 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. *This audiobook includes a PDF that contains the Acknowledgments and the Appendix—a listing of people and places that appear in the story, and recommendations for further reading.

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Summary

Summary

A io9/Gizmodo Pick of the Month's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Novels

A BookPage Top Pick of the Month

A February 2021 LibraryReads Pick

When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive 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. *This audiobook includes a PDF that contains the Acknowledgments and the Appendix—a listing of people and places that appear in the story, and recommendations for further reading.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Melding together the wide range of Nordic legends, this is a story of tenderness and betrayal, friendship and loyalty, family and monsters, beginnings and endings.” Booklist (starred review)
“A retelling of the Norse legend from the viewpoint of a woman often left in the margins, this book deserves to be a classic.” Library Journal (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Genevieve Gornichec

Author Bio: Genevieve Gornichec

Genevieve Gornichec earned her degree in history from Ohio State University, but she got as close to majoring in Vikings as she possibly could, and her study of the Norse myths and Icelandic sagas became her writing inspiration. The Witch’s Heart is her debut novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English