Covers for "Eight Days of Luke" by Diana Wynne Jones (1975)
Classic children's fantasy book with Norse mythology themes. David is really lonely and angry one day and utters imaginary curses to harm his horrible relatives. Suddenly flames and snakes spring out of the crumbling ground, and a cheerful but strange boy called Luke appears and claims to have been let out of a terrible prison, which David doesn't believe at first. Chaos ensues as a lot of mysterious people start to appear, who are seriously pissed off & after Luke. TEXT
More about this book later. ♥♥
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I love how kid!Loki is trying to be a force for good in this lifetime, but basically lies, cheats and tricks his way through achieving these goals, which often have negative side-consequences. Making enemies of former allies, and, well, enemies of former enemies. I think Volstagg is coming around, though.
What do you do when you have, on the face of it, a clean slate to begin afresh, but a dark past that won't go away? Is it tempting sometimes?