An inventive story inspired by traditional Norse mythology, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell, the New York Times bestselling duo behind The Sleeper and the Spindle.
This new edition of the thrilling, wintry Nordic tale written by Neil Gaiman is illustrated by Chris Riddell, and weaves a truly magical story of legend and adventure that will grip and enchant readers from beginning to end.
Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid, and in his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear . . . and then Odd’s destiny begins to change. The eagle, bear, and fox Odd encounters are Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods. Now our hero must reclaim Thor’s hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods. . . .
First published in 2009, Odd and the Frost Giants has been re-imagined by UK Laureate Chris Riddell in the style of his epic black-and-white artwork from The Sleeper and the Spindle, enhanced here with metallic silver ink.