Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Ruling the World (Hardcover)

Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Ruling the World By Louie Stowell, Louie Stowell (Illustrator) Cover Image

Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Ruling the World (Hardcover)

By Louie Stowell, Louie Stowell (Illustrator)


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The spotlight is on trickster god Loki, still stuck as a peevish eleven-year-old, as he grapples with whether he will play the part of the hero or the villain in the school play—and in his mortal life.

Norse god Loki’s been able to avoid eternity in a pit of angry snakes, but living on Earth as an eleven-year-old is still a drag. When Thor and Loki’s “parents” abandon them to go on holiday, Odin sends Balder—Thor’s half brother and god of making Loki look bad—to babysit. Then there’s the school play. Despite Loki’s acting genius (it’s lying, after all), Thor is cast as the wonderful prince, while Loki is the villain. What?! At least Loki’s found a cool ring to wear with his costume. One that looks suspiciously like the cursed ring of Andvari. It’s probably a coincidence that when Loki wears it, everyone gives him the same adoring look they give Balder. And that new voice telling Loki to give in to his deepest, darkest desires is just his conscience, right? Loki starts to wonder: What’s the point of being good if everyone’s already decided you’re bad? Drama and hilarity ensue in this third doodle-packed diary that will have readers giving Loki a standing ovation.
Louie Stowell started her career writing carefully researched books about space, ancient Egypt, politics, and science, but eventually lapsed into just making stuff up. The author of the Kit the Wizard series, she was inspired by her research into Norse myths to write Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good, which became a number-one UK bestseller, and its sequel, Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Taking the Blame. Louie Stowell writes full-time in London, where she lives with her wife, Karen; their dog, Buffy; and a creepy puppet that is probably cursed.
Product Details ISBN: 9781536226317
ISBN-10: 1536226319
Publisher: Walker Books US
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Loki: A Bad God's Guide
A magic ring threatens to derail the efforts of the god of mischief to mend his ways and so be allowed to return to Asgard. . . . More hilarious mythological tweaks and narrow squeaks.
—Kirkus Reviews