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Simon, Francesca: The Lost Gods

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Simon, Francesca: The Lost Gods

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Simon, Francesca

The Lost Gods

Faber, 2013, pp485, 10.99 [pounds sterling]

978 1 84668 565 1

The Lost Gods, though it can be read alone, is the second in the 'Mortal Gods' series which features the Norse Gods in the present day, but in a parallel world in which Christianity has never existed. Freya has met the gods before, in Sleeping Army, when she endured a visit to Hel and back, a visit she would prefer to forget. She is horrified when they turn up on the doorstep of the small London house she shares with her Woden priestess mother, and even more horrified when they take up residence. The frost giants are awakening, and the gods need Freya's help to stop them turning the world to ice. To regain their former powers the gods need humans to worship them with the fervour and deference of the past. Freya finds them an agent, and in no time they are on television and the front pages of the newspapers. …

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