Genre: M/M (bi), fantasy, mythological
Sexual content: None
Content warning: (highlight to read) Attempted suicide
Summary: The day before his coming-of-age ceremony, Eirik has a fight with his best friend—who had pointed out that, adopted by a pair of traveling warriors as Eirik was, how can he know who his ancestors are to celebrate them? Embarrassed and angry, he’s not in the mood for the story his fathers insist on telling him.
Despite himself, however, Eirik becomes engrossed in the tale of the son of the god of Love who has never felt pain, and the son of the god of Envy who always does, how they struggle with each other and their community, and how, ultimately, they trick the underworld out of a very special prize.
This might be a book for you if you like:
- Fantasy-mythological settings loosely based on Norse mythology
- Cute demigods with feelings firmly in It’s Complicated territory
- Shape-shifting tricksters
- Daring rescues
- Found family feels