Review of chapter "a blessing and a curse" from AceDreamer
Reading this with great interest. I've been into Norse mythology all my life, and the recent reigniting of interest in it by the Marvel films is fun. You look to be doing some very impressive myth-weaving, here.
A number of writers have drawn on bits of Norse Mythology, and apart from the Marvel comics the one I recall most clearly is Alan Garner:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weirdstone_of_Brisingamen
Out of interest, I looked up online to see if I could find what might be thought to be the meaning of the name of the artifact; this was the most fun link I found:http://freyjafirst.com/Brisingamen.aspx
I find it quite striking that Garner's story refers to the rather obscure gem stone in the necklace, which only appears in some of the stories about it. It's really strange how various artifacts morph in their powers and appearance, while they, and the beings associated with them, still dig deep into the human psyche.
Your use of Ur metal, and its origins is really impressive. Odin forging this, as a daughter-gift, rather than the dwarves making it. Novel. And, the future need for something for Loki.
I'll certainly be looking-out to see what you might add to this story.
Review By [AceDreamer
] • Date [17 Dec 14] • Not Rated