Book give-away

Love medieval Nordic literature? Then enter our competition to win a signed copy of Jón Karl Helgason's brilliant new book, Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas.

This unique account shows how Icelandic medieval literature has shaped the human imagination during the past 150 years. Jón Karl Helgason looks at comic books, plays, music and films, exploring reincarnations of the Nordic gods Thor and Odin and the saga characters Hallgerd Long-legs, Gunnar of Hlidarendi and Leif the Lucky, as well as the works of the medieval writer Snorri Sturlusonas and many other cartoonists, playwrights and composers.

One lucky winner will win one signed copy of the book. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

In Norse mythology, the god Thor is said to wield which powerful tool?

Please email your answer to with Echoes Competition in the subject field. The competition will close at 6pm on Monday 8th May 2017.

We're sorry but the competition is only open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Please see our full terms and conditions here.

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