Heathen by Natasha Alterici

This graphic novel follows the story of Aydis, a female Viking warrior caught kissing another female. Her father, the leader of the village, takes her out to the wilderness to kill her, but instead lets her go and wishes her luck. Aydis decides that she must prove herself, and sets out to rescue the immortal Valkyrie, Brynhildr. Upon doing so, she is whisked away by the goddess Freyja in an attempt to keep both Aydis and Brynhildr safe from Odin’s wrath; Odin is the god-king of the Norsemen and the one who originally imprisoned Brynhildr. This is the first book in a series of graphic novels.

As a big fan of both graphic novels and history, this book, which is about Norse mythology, screamed, “read me!” as soon as I saw it. The artwork is unique and refreshing. The plot is well crafted and moves at a steady pace. This book is not well-known by many people, but I would definitely recommend it.

Find it in the catalog here.

Reviewed by Scott