This book...well, let's just say I pretty much halted somewhere in the middle and finally had dragged myself to the end.
If you are somewhat familiar with Norse mythology, there's nothing new here story-wise, it's pretty much the same events recalled from Loki's perspective. Sure, I picture Loki the Trickster as the smart-mouthed, witty, and flying-by-his-pants darker version Peter Pan sort of character; but unfortunately, this kind of characterization falls flat after a couple of chapters, and the following stuff becomes predictable. (He hates the Aseir, but he still stays. He trusts Odin, then he doesn't, then he is desperate for his attention again...)
A smart-mouthed Loki is fine, he's like that annoying teenage boy in the neighborhood who's always getting in and out of trouble. And that image works brilliantly fine in shorter stories (see Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes), but once you attempt to drag out the story, it would be more interesting to give Loki a bit more than just that "sassy teenager looking for acceptance and trouble" layer of character....Continua