This is the first of a new feature on this blog. I’ll be posting ocassional reviews of books that I am reading, poetry related or not. If you’d like to see more of these, please let me know in the comments.


Title: The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion.

Author: Daniel McCoy

This book is intended as a introduction to Norse/Viking Mythology and culture for the layman. It is written in a fairly accessible style and contains a plethora of information and retells many of the best known tales from Norse Mythology. He also includes many footnotes and a large bibliography if one is inclined to read deeper about these topics. However, there are some pretty substantial flaws in the book that a potential reader should be aware of:

After much consideration, self-doubt, and procrastination, I have decided to set up a Patreon page to help support my writing and poetry. While I enjoy freely sharing poetry and other content on this blog (And, to be clear, I will continue to do so), being able to generate a steady income from my work, aside from the books I plan to publish, would allow me to work less (or ideally not at all) at a “day job” and concentrate solely on my writing projects.

Golden brittle leaves Crackle underfoot, Even though its Spring, Season of rabbits and rebirth, Flower petals and Passover. […]