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Alex Beecroft was born in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and grew up in the wild countryside of the Peak District. Alex studied English and Philosophy before accepting employment with the Crown Court where she worked for a number of years. Now a stay-at-home mum and full time author, Alex lives with her husband and two daughters in a little village near Cambridge and tries to avoid being mistaken for a tourist.
Alex is only intermittently present in the real world. She has lead a Saxon shield wall into battle, toiled as a Georgian kitchen maid, and recently taken up an 800 year old form of English folk dance, but she still hasn't learned to operate a mobile phone.
on April 19, 2013 :
Is it just me, or does everyone now see Tom Hiddleston's face when Loki is mentioned? That was certainly the image going through my mind as I read these short stories.
The first one, with the giant chicken, was very funny.
The second one involved Sigyn, Loki's wife, and was more serious (she's the Norse goddess of compassion), and the third one looked like a re-telling of a traditional Norse story, where Loki outwitted Thor (as usual). I liked the way Thor was telling the story to the children of the household, and censoring the rude parts as he went along.
I first discovered Alex Beecroft through her blog - and on the blog I read a small part of her two book story Bomber's Moon/Dogfighters (a Mosquito - a WW2 aircraft made of wood - up against a dragon! How could I not be intrigued? And the pilot was the sort of hero I want to take home and feed apple pie to :)). So when she said she had stories about Loki on Smashwords, I knew I was going to enjoy them. Recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)