I would probably pass this as a three and a half star novel. It was a clever idea and well executed but it was not a novel that remained within my memory as a classic. Perhaps I found the writing a little less impressive than I expected. Perhaps it lacked a little sparkle. Or perhaps my own familiarity with the Norse legends she alters affected my reading of this novel. Either way it was enjoyable and I fully recommend it if you're into myths, legends and magic.