Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Ruling the World

By Louie Stowell

Loki's third doodle-packed diary in the number one best-selling series.

When Heimdall and Hyrrokkin abandon their "children" to go on holiday, Odin sends Baldur – Thor's half brother and god of making Loki look bad – to babysit. As Baldur and Thor bond, Loki's attempts to prove he's good start getting a bit desperate. After the drama teacher casts him as the villain in the school play, Loki starts to wonder whether there's any point in being good when everyone seems convinced of his villainy. That is until he discovers a rather unusual ring among the costumes and props. A ring that looks suspiciously like the cursed ring of Andvari, one that promises Loki the world if only he gives in to his deepest, darkest desires...

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529501230
  • Published: 01 Jun 2023
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 288

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Customer reviews


'I like the drawings and cartoons on every page and the jokes in every sentence. [...] I’d recommend this book to anyone interested in mythology and give it 8/10!' First News

'Funny and smart in equal parts, we love Loki!' WRD Magazine

'This series is the one that convinced my son that reading could be fun […] These books are my 'go to' for recommendations for friends' children.' NetGalley Reviewer

'A book that is guaranteed to make you smile and belly laugh on every page. The humour in this book is sheer brilliance, whether you are 6, 36 or 86!' NetGalley Reviewer

'Another hilarious Loki book […] Loved the explanations of mortal things such as zoos, mall etc that made me laugh out loud. Some of the best parts though are the illustrations of Loki...particular favourites are Loki on a slide, Loki as a hamster and Loki as a professional footballer. Brilliant!' NetGalley Reviewer

'My students and I love this series. The storyline is as crazy and hilarious as in the first two books.' NetGalley Reviewer

'WARNING: This book will crack you right up! […] Another fabulously funny read from Louie Stowell, this time with a very clever exploration of good/evil and empathy! Love the characters. Love the comedy. Love the art. These books are GENIUS. Can't wait to see what my favourite unreliable narrator gets up to in the next one.' NetGalley Reviewer

'My daughter (10) demolished this book, reading it pretty much in one sitting. She absolutely loved it, giggling away to herself as she read. It also taught her a thing or two as she was entertained by reading the book. She trotted out a fact or two about Norse mythology after reading it. She has already asked me several times when the next book is out. A sure fire hit.' NetGalley Reviewer

'Loki is a character that we just can’t get enough of and in this quirky interpretation, he’s a huge bundle of fun. The glorious illustrations go hand in hand with the witty story and make this series something special. It’s comical and yet very clever. Bring on the next delightful diary!' NetGalley Reviewer

'Entertaining and well written. Highly recommended.' NetGalley Reviewer

'“The Loki series is a real favourite of mine and one I am constantly recommended to children and families as they are accessible to even the most reluctant of readers. […] Definitely one you must have on your bookshelves, Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Ruling the World is my favourite in the series so far and my wife had to ask me to be quiet when I was reading as I was laughing so hard.' Check 'Em Out Books

'Strongly recommended to all young readers who enjoy an eventful story peppered with funny asides and doodles along the way.' The Letterpress Project

'Stowell balances humor with emotional depth, without ever falling into the expositional trope of people simply sitting and talking about their feelings. This book, like the others before, is perfect for the middle grade audience it is intended for, but any adult reader won’t be the least bit bored if they happen to take a peek between the covers, too.' The Folklore Podcast

'A hilarious book about friendship, family and challenging expectations.' Reading Matters Guide 2023

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