The second adult epic fantasy novel from multi-million-copy bestselling author Joanne Harris.
Once more, I looked at that glow in the sky. Tangled with runelight, it beckoned and shone like a luminous, living thing. Could one of the other gods have survived? Had Gullveig-Heid escaped Ragnarók? Could this even be a new god, bringing a new World out of Dream?
Ragnarok was the End of Worlds.
Asgard fell, the old gods were defeated – either dead or consigned forever to the Netherworld – but Loki was never one to take his fate lying down.
When mankind begin to dream of the fallen Gods once more, he is given the means to escape to a new reality. He finds himself suddenly and miraculously alive, hosted in the body of a seventeen-year-old girl. But Loki is unknowingly accompanied on his journey by a dark power who seeks to destroy what he covets.
Now he must use his trickery and wit to reclaim all that he has lost.
Joanne Harris returns with her second homage to Norse mythology in this taut, epic and brilliantly told novel. The follow up to The Gospel of Loki, The Testament of Loki is part of the Rune series which also includes Runemarks and Runelight but can be read as a stand-alone story or as part of the longer sequence. A combination of mythology and playful magic-realism, The Testament of Loki pits the Norse gods against the challenges of a modern world where nothing is quite as they expect.