This is a comprehensive and detailed study of the Norse god Odin, historically sourced and at the same time accessible to the general reader. It looks at Odin's appearances in the sagas, in the Edda, in old magical spells and in contemporary media such as Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Paxson draws on both scholarship and experience both to create a book which brings the old god alive. Paxson has an engagind and likeable style whilte not skimping on the kind of granular detail which gives a work real substance.
Newburyport, MA: Weiser Books, 2017. Paperback, xxvi 284 pages. New.