Well Loki Here!
If you’ve been catching the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, Loki, you might have a hankering for more Norse-inspired stories. Whether you’re looking for something specifically about the God of Mischief or you’re interested in something broader, we’ve got something for everyone. Grab another work from Marvel or try a new story with these (mostly) young adult books, a mix of novels and graphic novels enjoyable for many ages.
Triple Moon by Melissa de la Cruz
Being Norse goddesses isn’t so easy. Mardi and Molly know this well after they are sent to live with an “aunt” on Long Island following an accident of their own making at school. With a limited ability to harness their own powers, it’s up to Aunt Ingrid to help the sisters get them under control before the White Council intervenes. But soon, the trappings of summer -- including romance -- take hold and teach some lessons that might be more important than magic. Available as an ebook here.
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee
In an exploration of Loki’s complex character, Loki goes back to the Norse god’s younger years. Everyone seems to have a pessimistic opinion of Loki’s likely future, except for one aspiring sorceress. With no one else to bond with, Loki turns to Amora and the two spell trouble, destroying a priceless Asgardian item, which lands Amora on Earth. Now that Asgardian magic is appearing alongside some mortal murders, Loki is headed to 19th Century London. But he may find more than the murderer -- he may also find himself. Available as an ebook here.
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
Four girl assassins: Frey, Movie, Juniper, and Runa. Meet the Boneless Mercies. With too much time spent on murder, Frey is ready to move on to other things, inspired by the stories of her people. Now, she just might have the chance to be the hero she’s always longed to be. As a relentless beast demolishes a neighboring town, Frey knows it’s time to change the story of the Boneless Mercies by defeating the monster. And it just might have an impact for women everywhere. Available as an ebook here.
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
In 793 AD, Vikings have taken two hostages: Jack and his sister. Soon, he is tasked with locating Mimir’s Well in the home of the trolls, or else his sister will lose her life. On his adventure, Jack encounters all sorts of adversaries including shape-shifting half-trolls, giant spiders, a troll-boar, and so much more. How can Jack save his sister’s life when even his own survival is unclear?
Vote Loki by Chris Hastings
BeLIEve in Loki! Inspired by his own streak of mischief, Loki sets out to run for President of the United States. He may have a way with the people, but the media is perhaps a bit more savvy, leading to questions of whether Loki is running for his own amusement or for something real. When Latveria encounters disaster, Loki has an opportunity to prove his intentions, but what’s the God of Mischief without a little chaos?
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Beloved fantasy author Neil Gaiman compiles Norse myths by his own hand in this collection. Covering popular characters such as Odin, Thor, and, yes, Loki, these stories twist together to tell a whole story, complete with creatures and beings straight from Norse mythology. As entertaining as it is educational, Norse Mythology examines the personality of the tradition through adept and clever narratives. Available as an ebook here and as an eaudiobook here.
Loki: Agent of Asgard: The Complete Collection
Collecting the Loki: Agent of Asgard stories into one volume, this graphic novel brings Loki to adulthood, fully grown into his impish personality. From heists to dungeon explorations to head-to-heads with Thor, God of Evil, Loki does it all in this exciting compilation of Loki: Agent of Asgard #1-17.
Starling by Lesley Livingston
High school fencer Mason Starling knows New York City can be tough, but not so tough as when a storm of epic proportions forces her and her teammates to find refuge in Gosforth Academy. Now, she’s up against terrifying beings and a mystery: a boy who remembers nothing but his name. Fennrys Wolf is on a mission to find out who he is with Mason’s help, but they’re soon uncovering pieces of Mason’s identity, including her connection to Norse gods.
Beowulf: A Graphic Novel by Santiago García
With one of the best-known epics of history, Santiago García brings Beowulf to life in this graphic novel. With Grendel terrorizing the Danes, Beowulf is determined to be the hero of the world and rescue its people from the terrifying monster. This faithful adaptation captures the classic hero’s journey in dynamic detail and excitement from pane to pane.