Harris has moved a long way from Chocolat with its magic so subtle that you aren’t sure whether its true magic or supersticion to pure myth.
Loki has a tale to tell of how Asgard went from his perspective, and how his choices were constrained. His sharp dialogue and explanations are interwoven with prophecy, lessons and foreshadowing, along with the knowledge anyone who knows Norse mythology has of how this all must end. But the ride with Loki can’t fail to be thrilling as it is tragic.
Basically don’t trust anyone
Harris turns this epic world into a real place, with characters and relationships. The animosity of our first person narrator towards all others paints a different light on the more traditionally heroic figures.