Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase series introduced the readers to Hotel Valhalla and Yggdrasil along with a plethora of gods, demigods and what-not. If the series left you wandering any details of these creatures or the functioning of Hotel Valhalla, this guide book will answer your questions.
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Otava 2017, Finland (the Finnish edition)
Category: YA fiction
Original language: English
Hotel Valhalla. Guide to the Norse Gods is hotel manager Helgi’s attempt to provide a FAQ for the new hotel guests and at the same time perhaps us, who don’t (yet) have the pleasure of being invited. The guide book has introductions to different sections by Hunding and interviews of gods and other creatures by Snorri Sturluson. It presents all the 9 worlds, gods and goddesses, mythical creatures; giants, elves, dwarves, valkyrias, nornas, and legendary creatures. And naturally there is a glossary in the end of the guide. It tells e.g. why Niddhög and the Eagle started to bash each other (Ratatosk had something to do with that) and how Skirnir actually lost Sumarbrander.
After the Magnus Chase series and Hotel Valhalla. Guide to the Norse Gods you’ll be ready to dive in to the Ragnarok – the End of the Gods by A. S. Byatt, a Booker Prize winner’s retell of this Norse myth.
Ragnarok – the End of the Gods: