The Norse Myth of the Apocalypse
The Viking Armageddon
A Tale of Destruction, as told by Loki, the Trickster
This poetic, epic, violent and bawdy reinterpretation of Ragnarok puts the focus squarely on the deeds (and misdeeds) of Loki. So often portrayed as evil and malicious, Loki retaliates against the gods who have laughed at, humiliated and tortured him.
Because of a prophesy, the gods take pre-emptive action against Loki and his children. Rather than let such misdeeds stand, Loki takes his revenge.
Includes: The Building of Asgard’s Walls and The Death of Balder
With appearances by Thor, Odin and many more.
Mark Binder is the prolific author of numerous award-winning books and CDs. He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied mythology and storytelling with Spalding Gray. His stories for young people regularly appear in Cricket Magazine. His latest book is Stories for Peace In 2010, he released two live spoken-word story albums, It was a dark and stormy night… and A Holiday Present! As an author, his work falls into three categories: original and traditional folk-style tales, the “Chelm” series of books and stories, and autobiographical whoppers and lies. His novel, The Brothers Schlemiel was recently published in a beautifully illustrated hardcover edition. It Ate My Sister, is a favorite book for youngsters ages 10 and up (and adults with a sense of humor). His collection, The Bedtime Story Book was written for caregivers to share with their children, and has sold more than 60,000 copies in a dozen editions. He is an award-winning recording artist, the founder of the American Story Theater, and from time to time teaches a college course in “Telling Lies.”