The Literary Horizon: The Long Ships, Ragnarok — The End of the Gods

(Everything that is beautiful, in the Norse world, is something that glints: sparks from ringing hammers, stars, gold and gems, the aurora borealis, tooled swords and helmets and armbands, fire, a woman’s hair, wine and mead in a golden cup.)

“Ragnorak Boy”, Michael Chabon

Oh, Norsemen and their mythology—it’s incredibly beautiful and incredibly unique. No wonder it’s been raided (ha!) so often when a fantasy writer wants a bit more bite in their worldbuilding. But we’re not looking at fantasy today, we’re looking at two different pieces of historical fiction centered around Norse mythology.

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