Let Us Be True is Erna Buffie’s first book publication. Over the past 25 years, she has written, directed and produced numerous award-winning documentary films for broadcasters around the world, and has interviewed some of the world’s most interesting scientists and thinkers, including David Suzuki, Gloria Steinam and Jane Goodall. In 2013 she won the award for Best Direction in a Documentary at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards for her film Smarty Plants and in 2011, she wrote and directed The Changing Sea, which won several awards, including The Save The Seas Foundation Award at the 2011 International Wildlife Film Festival. Her other film writing and directing credits include The Pill, By Woman’s Hand and The Burning Times. Erna lived in Montreal for 20 years, and in a seaside home just outside of Halifax, for seven. In 2011, she decided to return to the prairies and the city where she was born and raised. She now divides her time between Winnipeg and a small cottage on Long Pine Lake in the Whiteshell, which she shares with her husband and their little grey mutt.
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.