If you are a fan of MCU (Marvel cinematic universe) and currently enjoy watching Loki on Disney Plus. Then Read These Books Based on Loki. These books are as fun as watching web series and give you different understanding of Greek Mythology.
List of Books Based on Loki if You Are Watching Loki on Disney Plus?
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
This deeply unsettling fantasy fiction deals with Mr Shadow, whose wife dies mysteriously days before his release from jail. Next in a series of unexpected events, he meets Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a former God and the King of America. The duo takes a trip across the American continent, in a story where reality and fantasy collide and secrets threaten to spill. With brilliant conceptualization and unforgettable characters, this masterpiece is definitely worth a read.
The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturleeson
This classic piece of Scandinavian literature is our most extensive source on Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the Viking age, this book is the ultimate source of information on Loki and other characters. This is informative, interesting and hilarious. We definitely recommend this if you’re into Norse mythology, because many books have resulted from this masterpiece.
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris
This is the first book in the epic fantasy novel series by Harris called ‘Loki’ and delves into the legends of the rise and fall of Norse Gods. However, this novel is told from the perspective of the world’s first trickster, Loki. The story talks of Loki’s life in the underworld and his work as a trickster on the behalf of Odin. Ultimately, the book also talks about Loki’s betrayal of the Norse Gods and the implications of the same. Written with passion and precision, this book should definitely be on your shelf.
Eight Days of Luke by Diana Wynne Jones
This young adult fantasy is a slow burn story of what happens when a God, Loki, accidentally comes down to earth and wreaks havoc. This havoc ensues in the life of David in particular, whose life is forever changed by the arrival of a God.
Loki by Mike Vasich
A wonderful retelling of the Norse mythology, this recasts Loki as the centre of the pantheon. This novel describes his shenanigans as the God of Mischief and the Harbinger of Destruction. It tells the story of his exile from the gods and how he turns against them and causes the downfall of the entire pantheon. This novel includes a lot of legends that fans of this mythology love, but also includes lesser known stories as well. Vasich portrays this tale with exquisite love and fantastic research, and breathes life into a beloved character.
Fragments of Your Soul by E S Erbsland
The perfect fantasy ovel, this is the story of Arvid Bergen who is struggling to support herself and her family after her father’s death. After she encounters a black mirror and accidentally crosses over into an unknown world, her only wish is to return home. However, this is not as easy at she’d like it to be, and her only source of help at this point seems to be a god called Loke (spoiler: it’s Loki). She makes a pact with him, but is disheartened to find out that he is a troublemaker and liar. What ensues is a beautiful romance and an engrossing story that will keep you hooked.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman’s attempt at recreating ancient mythology and making it accessible, enjoyable yet keeping it authentic is immaculate. As the title suggests, Gaiman brings to life the Norse gods with this one – from Odin to Thor and Loki. The brilliance of this novel lies in its characterization of the Gods – their flaws, ambitions and competitiveness. Gaiman’s fairytale like writing immortalizes these stories that have been told since the beginning of creation like no other’s.
Klamca by Jakub Cwiek
This introduction to a series is a masterpiece of Polish fiction. This novel is not for beginners – you need to be a hardcore Norse mythology fan for this. But if you do have some pre-existing knowledge of the Norwegian and Viking mythology and some basic idea of Biblical mythology, then this is THE book for you. This follows Loki, the God of Mischief or the Trickster God who is in service of the Biblical angels. This mingling of two different mythologies, plus the adventure and paranormal elements make this book a must read.
Wolves by C Gockel
An inter-galaxy saga of fantasy and romance, this book takes place in two settings and follows two characters. In America, Amy Lewis wants to get to her grandma’s home in time for her dinner. In another galaxy, Loki wakes up in a prison cell with no memory of the crime that got him there. What he doesn’t know is that Thor is hiding something crucial from him and Odin is up to some evil. Amy and Loki must now join forces to help Loki remember what he’s forgetting, in exchange for helping her.