Sentenced: The 4-6-14 Edition
Shiri is Sentenced by:
So much to choose from here. As much as I am a swoon-y fangirl of TH and his incarnation of Loki, Harris has found the Trickster’s real voice, extrapolated from source material of the ancient type. Not so slick, far more human, her Loki is an absolutely perfect synthesis of god and man, capturing the essence of Edda stories with a modern flair. As with last week, I won’t bore you with too much exposition, though I will note that what’s ending up in this post is only a tiny fraction of what Sentenced me in this novel.
Page 19: “… the difference between god and demon is really only a matter of perspective.”
Page 36: “Well, don’t blame me for being attractive. Demons are, for the most part. Besides, it wasn’t as though the competition was all that tough. Sweaty, hairy warlords with no polish and no address, whose idea of a good time was to kill a few giants, wrestle a snake and then eat and ox and six suckling pigs without even taking a shower first, whilst belching a popular folk song. Of course the ladies gave me the eye…”
Page 133: “Killing your fans. Never the most efficient way to build on your public image.”
Worth every minute you’ll spend with it, kids.