Loki might not have shown any moral improvement (yet) but Odin has given him another chance to prove himself worthy of Asgard by keeping Earth safe from the threat of Frost Giants. But eleven-year-old Loki has more important things to worry about:

Parents Evening.

After a series of 1-star reviews from his teachers, Loki is jealous of the glowing adoration bestowed upon Thor and swears vengeance. So when Thor has a birthday party and his favourite hammer, Mjolnir, goes missing, everyone suspects Loki.

To clear his name, Loki must find Thor’s hammer and find out who the real thief is…


Louie Stowell writes books about magic, gods and monsters (mostly). She has written carefully-researched books about space, ancient Egypt, politics and science but eventually lapsed into just making stuff up. She has written fiction for 8–12 (Nosy Crow and Walker Books US), but Loki: A Bad God's Guide series is her first as both author and illustrator, inspired by her research into Norse myths.


Filled to the brim with witty text, hysterical drawings and a god who’s in a lot of trouble. Louie Stowell manages to tell another compelling and heart-warming story while making you belly-laugh from start to finish.

Better Reading

Loki’s second diary-style narrative is another absolute treat. Zany, ridiculous fun and extremely readable, it is bursting with clever and witty writing, doodles galore and a God that is very much out of place, out of his comfort zone and who is having to deal with more problems than your average mortal.

A Word About Books

Like the first volume, this newest adventure is filled with fun, humour, and a bit of good old-fashioned mayhem… Stowell writes brilliantly in the comedy genre, and his cartoon-style illustrations perfectly capture the essence of his characters’ emotions. Writing a story from one character’s point of view while still encompassing the breadth of other characters’ development AND providing sufficient narrative detail can sometimes be a tricky thing to accomplish, however Stowell has mastered the art and given us another classic Loki adventure to enjoy.

CBCA Reading Time

The second in Louie Stowell’s hilarious series (Loki: A bad god’s guide to being good), this light hearted novel is perfect for fans of Marvel (where movies have been dedicated to these characters) and the series by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Not to be taken too seriously, there are still a few hidden morals about how to treat others and about being a good friend. Filled with illustrations throughout, the story is written evenly and the images assist with moving the story along. Told from the point of view of Loki, with the diary throwing in its perspective, readers will enjoy the silly fun that the author has infused throughout the story.

Read Plus

This is a fabulous series. It’s packed full of doodly-like illustrations that make every page a bonanza to look at. These books are just simply a hoot so be prepared to have a good belly laugh with a good story to boot. 5 Stars.

Good Reading Magazine

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