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The Death of Baldur

Written by Louise Simonson

Illustrated by Eduardo Garcia

Part of the Norse Myths: Norse Myths: A Viking Graphic Novel Series

Comics / Graphic Novels Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Mysteries / Mythology

LoveReading View on The Death of Baldur

An authentic retelling with true superhero style

With superhero films filling the cinema there has never been more interest in mythology and the Norse gods are certainly stranger than most. But although this comic style retelling looks like pure Marvel and DC and the exciting illustrations are indeed from the pen of a renowned comic artist, this is actually a very true representation of the mythology. The story of Baldur is enormously significant since his death marks the first event of Ragnarök and the beginning of the end for the gods. We learn that this has been prophesised and of the lengths that Odin and Frigg go in order to prevent his death and how Loki outwits them at every turn, but in the end his punishment is so severe the world shakes with his pain.  With glossary, character profiles, writing prompts and discussion questions this is a useful classroom resource for any study of Norse Mythology. Highly attractive and engaging, it will also appeal to comic fans and reluctant readers.


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The Death of Baldur Synopsis

Baldur, Odin's greatest son, is a leader of men - and loved by all. So when a prophecy is made that the end of the world, Ragnarok - the Twilight of the Gods - will occur when Baldur dies, Odin imprisons all those who might be involved in the death of his beloved son. But fate is fate. Baldur will die. The only question is how - and the only result is the beginning of the end for all of creation.

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ISBN: 9781474725200
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Raintree an imprint of Capstone Global Library Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474725200
Publication date: 6th October 2016
Author: Louise Simonson
Illustrator: Eduardo Garcia
Publisher: Raintree an imprint of Capstone Global Library Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 56 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Comics / Graphic Novels, Mysterys / Mythology

About Louise Simonson

Louise Simonson writes about monsters, science fiction and fantasy characters, and superheroes. She wrote the award-winning Power Pack series, several best-selling X-Men titles, Web of Spider-man for Marvel Comics, and Superman: Man of Steel and Steel for DC Comics. She has also written many books for kids. She is married to comic artist and writer Walter Simonson and lives in the suburbs of New York City.

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