I had the pleasure of getting one of the first copies of this book, and to say that it is captivating is a major understatement. The examination of the dichotomy between Norse and Christian mythologies in this book is extremely well thought out and argued. We all know that most modern day Christian traditions hearken back directly to early pagan ones. This book shows why that is the case. In order to make early conversion more desirable, the Church needed to be able to relate to those whom they sought to convert. I highly recommend reading this book. There is so much to learn.