The World of Lore

The World of Lore

Monstrous Creatures

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"They live in shadows--deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They're spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives' tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. In this illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. He delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism--some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where séances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, even Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert. In a world of "emotional vampires" and "zombie malls, " the monsters of folklore have become both a part of our language and a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore" --
"The first book in a three-volume collection, The World of Lore : Monstrous Creatures shares the incredible true stories that inspired the legends of famous monsters, from werewolves to wendigo to the Jersey Devil"--
Publisher: New York :, Del Rey,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781524797966
1524797960
9781524797973
Characteristics: 299 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Corley, M. S. - Artist
Alternative Title: Monstrous creatures

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OatmealThunder Dec 13, 2017

Interesting summaries of strange cases from history. Very conversational tone that makes you feel as if the author is speaking to you as a friend.


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OatmealThunder Dec 13, 2017

Interesting summaries of strange cases from history. Very conversational tone that makes you feel as if the author is speaking to you as a friend.

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