Almandyne is a very short 20-year-old human being who likes human stories better than human biology. And yet, is somehow stuck in med school. All the strict rules and restrictions she was raised with, in a society that shows no mercy for outcasts, has made it hard for her to be okay with who she really is. But losing her mother to suicide six years ago has gradually changed her into a storyteller who's finally willing to be more passionate about her dreams and less afraid of what people would say. I Like Sunflowers is a story she created hoping to help someone out there, somewhere in the strangest corners of the world, find their very own miracle amidst all the excruciating chaos around them and escape that dark place where words don't exist.
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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.