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The Witch's Heart

(2021)
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When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive national bestselling debut novel that reimagines Norse mythology.
 
Angrboda’s story begins where most witches' tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by a man who reveals himself to be Loki, and her initial distrust of him transforms into a deep and abiding love.
 
Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who Angrboda is keen to raise at the edge of the world, safely hidden from Odin’s all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life—and possibly all of existence—is in danger.
 
With help from the fierce huntress Skadi, with whom she shares a growing bond, Angrboda must choose whether she’ll accept the fate that she’s foreseen for her beloved family...or rise to remake their future. From the most ancient of tales this novel forges a story of love, loss, and hope for the modern age.
 

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"With prose as heady as any epic, Gornichec breathes incredible new life into an ancient saga, filling in the gaps with humor and passion and heart. A masterpiece." - Emily A Duncan

"A deep journey into the mists of the ancient Norse world of gods, monsters and humans, who shape shift from one to another. But the heart of the story is a witch s passage over many lifetimes and the ultimate sacrifice she makes for those she loves. A timeless tale of great power and artistry." - Margaret George

"This fascinating novel approaches Norse mythology from a brand new perspective; here old villains are now heroes, and the motivations of gods, giants, and witches are rarely what they seem Gornichec plumbs the depths of what we will endure for family, belonging, and meaning, and traces the limits of love, friendship, and vengeance." - Linnea Hartsuyker

"As epic as it is engrossing, The Witch s Heart is a testament to the ferocity of one mother s love and the lengths she ll go to protect those she loves. Utterly unforgettable." - Alexis Henderson

"Rich and artfully woven, The Witch's Heart takes the familiar tales of Norse Mythology and tells them from a fresh, honest perspective; that of Angrboda Iron-Witch, mother of monsters and wife of Loki, a woman who has seen the end of days and the death of gods, and will stop at nothing to protect those she loves. Angrboda is an unforgettable heroine, and The Witch's Heart a debut to be reckoned with." - H M Long

"The Witch's Heart is a unique novel that transforms the faceless names of an epic tale into living, breathing, sympathetic characters. With a witty and spirited protagonist, this book will surprise and delight from beginning to end." - Louisa Morgan


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Title: The Witch's Heart
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