“The wise man knows when to keep silent. Only the fool tells all he knows.”
The winter isn’t ending. Nobody knows why.
And Odd has run away from home, even though he can barely walk and has to use a crutch.
Out in the forest he encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle – three creatures with a strange story to tell.
Now Odd is faced with a stranger journey than he had ever imagined.
A journey to save Asgard, City of the Norse Gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it.
It’s going to take a very special kind of boy to defeat the most dangerous of all the Frost Giants and rescue the mighty Gods. Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever.
Someone just like Odd…
First of all, look at this guy’s hair!
Okay. Now that we have appreciated Neil Gaiman’s hairstyle, back to Odd and the Frost Giants. This is a short story that I read in almost 1 hour. It was a beautifully written book, and was really really well written. It was definitely a fantasy (I think it would be classified as Mythology) book. Even though it was 8 chapters long, it was a really good book.
My brother has been trying to get me to read one of Neil Gaiman’s books for far to long. Yesterday, I was just like ‘fine.’ So today I got the e-book, and read it. And of course I loved it. It was really short and sweet, but completely changed my view on the word “odd”. After reading the book, I texted my brother, (and I quote):
Wow. Just wow. He is like… …like… I don’t know. It was beautiful. Tell me if there are any other Neil Gaiman books I just HAVE TO READ 🙂
So yeah. That pretty much says it all.
Oh yeah. Last thing. Whoever drew the pictures in this book needs to get like a bunch of money because they are just beautiful. Look at the detail! Check this out.
“Talk is free but the wise man chooses when to spend his words.”
“By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again.
Not that year.
Winter hung in there, like an invalid refusing to die. Day after grey day the ice stayed hard; the world remained unfriendly and cold.”
“Magic,’ said Odd, and he smiled, and thought, if magic means letting things do what they wanted to do, or be what they wanted to be…”
“We weren’t arguing,” said the bear. “Because we can’t talk.” Then it said, “Oops.”
“Odd pushed himself to keep walking, one step at a time, remembering back when he had walked with ease and never thought twice about the miracle of putting one foot in front of the other and pushing the world towards you.”
Where to find Odd an the Frost Giants
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