I just saw Neil Gaiman speak a couple of months ago and he read a portion from this book. I wanted to run out and buy it but you guys had it! I love mythology so much and adore all the different stories. Neil writes in a total storytelling way. I felt like I was a kid on his lap as he told me exciting stories about the Gods and the Giants and the elves. How the 9 worlds were created and the great battle of Ragnarok. I got to hear takes on Odin, Thor, Loki and so many other favorites! This was a great read!