Read a book a long time ago that I can't remember the name of.

A soldier with a magic knife seeks revenge against Odin for stealing a friend's soul after a car accident.

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    When was "a long time ago"? What language/nationality was it? Was it a short story, novella or full novel? Was it aimed a kids, YA or adults? Anything you remember about the cover? Any character names?
    – Moogle
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 23:16
  • American Gods?? Commented May 20, 2014 at 23:59
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    -1 I usually support story-identification questions, but this, really, doesn't even try. Following @Moogle's suggestion would likely revert the downvote.
    – o0'.
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 14:30
  • They were US soldiers stationed in Germany, Odin killed his friend secretly outside of battle so he could have his soul to fight. I'm looking for it too.
    – user64390
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 16:57
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    @JosephBrown: In general, we ask people to write their own question, just in case it does turn out to be different books.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 17:09

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A partial match is Sleipnir by Linda Evans. The hero, Randy Barnes, is a GI and carries a magic knife called Sly Biter, and he is hunting Odin. A friend of his, Klaus Bjornssen, does get killed but it's a climbing accident not a car accident and Odin doesn't steal his soul.


Sounds like the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. Protagonist is a 2000 year old Druid with a magic sword who ends up fighting gods from almost every pantheon. Except for Coyote, they are cool.

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