The Fall of the Gods

With great power can come a great fall

When we think of gods, we tend to think of omnipotent beings that can be and do anything they want, but honestly, that can get a bit dull after a while, especially if you're reading about it. Let's face it, most of us read stories about powerful beings so we can revel in their destruction. Here are 11 books that can feed that particular hunger.

Am Gods cover

1. American Gods

Neil Gaiman

2. The Hurricane Party

Klas Ostergren
Theogony cover

3. Theogony

Hesiod
Ragnarok cover

4. Ragnarok

A S Byatt

5. The Fire Gospel

Michel Faber
Deathless cover

6. Deathless

Catherynne M Valente
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7. Writing in the Sand

Angus MacKay Dunn
The Fall of Gods cover

8. The Fall of Gods

Con Template
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9. Pawn of Prophecy

David Eddings
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10. The Silmarillion

J R R Tolkien
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11. Bloodsong

Melvin Burgess

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust