"This book is a fascinating exploration of the connections between various Icelandic folktales and a valiant attempt to relate them to religious change. [...] I would recommend the book to anyone interested in Icelandic folklore, or indeed the functioning of folklore more generally."
- Lola Sharon Davidson, University of Technology Sydney, Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association (2022)
"The book is diligently researched and stocked full of footnotes with references to texts in English and Icelandic. The most impressive aspect of the research is the work the author has done with the primary sources, specifically, the folktale collections of Jón Árnason, Íslenzkar pjódsögur og æventyri. Much of the text from the selected folktales provided in the book is presented in English translation for the first time, which should serve as a call for more translation activity of this immense corpus."
- Andrew McGillivray, University of Winnipeg, Scandinavian Studies, Vol. 94, No. 1 (2022)