Loki Ragnarok: The Viking Armageddon Retold by the Trickster

Light Publications

They broke into his home. They kidnapped his children. Left his wife bound and gagged on the floor, where she choked and died. He had once helped them, been their friend and blood brother. The story of Loki echoes the cycles of violence and revenge playing out across our world. Told with a blend of poetry and prose, humor and horror, it offers no solution — but a glimmer, perhaps of understanding and compassion.

LOKI RAGNAROK is the Viking Armageddon retold by the trickster. In the shadow of prophecy, a family is torn asunder, leading to betrayal, torture, madness and revenge.

It begins with Loki, chained to a rock, listening for the trumpet that will announce the end of the world. Loki tells his side of the story.

“For nearly a thousand years, the tale of Ragnarok – the Norse myth of Apocalypse – has painted Loki as a Satan-like evil. With a fast-paced blend of prose and poetry, award-winning author Mark Binder offers an epic revision of the Eddas with modern resonance.”
– Duval, Between Myth, Lies, and History

On the eve of battle
is the time to tell tales,
sing ballads, glorious stories,
remembering, reliving, reveling
in all that has been.
Tomorrow all ends in blood.
– Loki

What drives homicidal madness?
On the brink of Apocalypse, why would anyone kindle utter destruction?
Pop culture relies on heroes to save the day. Their choreographed fights are entertaining. We will be safe.
Loki Ragnarok gives a horrific villain a voice with measures of rage, humor and compassion.

“Mark Binder has a knack for blending ancient mythology with modern storytelling techniques to create a vibrant and contemporary tale.”
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About the author

 Mark Binder is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied mythology with David Damrosch and T. E. Gaster and storytelling with Spalding Gray. He received an MA in Theater and English from Rhode Island College, and is a graduate of the Trinity Rep Theater Conservatory.

Over the years, he has edited newspapers
and magazines, started small theaters, repaired windows, taught at schools and universities, and toured as a performance storyteller, spinning tales for listeners of all ages around the world.

He has written and recorded more than 20 books and audio books for adults, families and children.

Mark lives in Providence with his wife and family. 

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Publisher
Light Publications
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Published on
Oct 10, 2017
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Pages
42
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ISBN
9781940060262
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / Epic
Poetry / General
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