Page 45 Review by Stephen
"Kevin Crossley-Holland is the master."
- Neil Gaiman
I don't have any evaluation for you here, so sorry, because it's illustrated prose, and I'm currently addicted to Yuval Noah Harari's 'Homo Deus', his sequel to 'Sapiens' which was so stunning that I read it twice, back-to-back in order to assimilate its revelations. Eloquent and entertaining, the books thoroughly and thoughtfully contextualise the history (then potential trajectory) of human life over the last 70,000 years ever since our Cognitive Revolution. Expect to be mind-blown every other page.
We can order prose in for you too, if you like. It's as easy as pie, and all available within the week as one-off requests or to pop in your Page 45 Standing Orders.
Anyway, every spread here is strikingly illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love and if today's Young Adults are anything like me, they'll still be lapping up epic mythologies. The photos I have for you are Love's own from home, taken from Twitter.
While reminding you of what Neil 'Norse Mythology' Himself wrote, above, here's the publisher instead:
"An extraordinary and enthralling illustrated anthology of Norse Myths from a Carnegie-Medal winning author. The gods of the Vikings come to life as never before in this extraordinary illustrated anthology by Carnegie Medal-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland and artist Jeffrey Alan Love. These dramatic, enthralling and atmospheric tales are based on the Scandinavian myth cycle - one of the greatest and most culturally significant stories in the world - and tell of Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki, the red-haired, shape-shifting trickster.
"In this stunning collection of myths, the strange world of ancient magic, giants, dwarfs and monsters is unforgettably imagined."