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The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec
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it was amazing

There was a witch that was a mother of wolves that used to live in these woods. Angrboda doesn't remember who that witch was. She knows she's died three times already, burned. Her heart was removed last time and she lost it. However, while she waits for the eternity to pass, one day somebody shows at her forest with her lost heart. This person will change her fate forever. Would it have been better not to have her heart back?
This is a tale of the Aesir (the Nordic Gods: Odin, Thor, Loki, Freya, and others) and a witch they never really saw as a worthy rival: a witch that prefers to live in isolation until she falls in love, and until she becomes a mother. Her children and her ancient magic: seid will put her in a very important position for the end of the nine worlds.

A review said, for those that loved Circe by Madeline Miller, and the review wasn't wrong as I enjoyed this book too. Gornichec creates a very different and yet lovable character, Angrboda, the witch. She makes good use of her research to portray a very believable Loki and other Nordic Gods.
Moreover, it takes us to a fulfilling closure that gives this character a fair and inspiring ending.

I definitely recommend this book to everybody, especially if you are into Viking mythology. Be ready to expect a love story more than anything.


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Reading Progress

February 14, 2023 – Started Reading
February 14, 2023 – Shelved
February 28, 2023 – Finished Reading

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