The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke

The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures

A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, from the host of the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series.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, pas...

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  • Mike
    I am a hug fan of podcasts (heck I even have a book shelf called "Also A Podcast"). They make my work commutes so much more pleasant and there are so many high quality ones to choose from. We are sort of in a new golden age of radio, just radio on demand that you can carry in your pocket. One that I...
  • Sara
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.A perfect book for Halloween.The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures is a guide to the weird and wonderful bits of folklore and legend that roam our earth surrounding mysterious creatures. Each chapter presents a specific type of 'creatu...
  • Dannii Elle
    Actual rating 3.5 stars.This non-fiction divulges the hidden secrets from the supernatural underbelly of our world. Testimonies from both ancient and modern-day, real-world sightings are used as a basis to explore each of the creatures featured in this anthology. The likelihood of their existence is...
  • Samantha
    One of the most popular scary story podcast transforms into the written word. Some of my most favorite tales of the unexplained are profiled. Stories of monsters, ghosts, and even a few possessed dolls are featured. I CANNOT wait to read the sequel!...
  • Logan
    As a long time fan of the Lore podcast, this book was a huge let down. It houses maybe 10 illustrations and almost every story in it is a direct transcript of a podcast episode. If someone hasn’t listened to the Lore podcasts, then maybe this could be a great gift. Aside from that, $20 to read ...
  • [Name Redacted]
    Yes, it is pretty much just transcriptions of the podcast, now arranged topically.Yes, it does include beautiful illustrations.Yes, it is worth buying, but mainly if it's been a while since you listened to an episode of the podcast the transcription of which is featured herein....
  • Lucy Banks
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.A comprehensive guide to some of the world's most intriguing 'monsters'.Firstly, I should state that I'm a massive fan of Lore podcast, and as such, was familiar with nearly all the tales set out in this book. Prospectiv...
  • Amalia Gavea
    ‘’The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.’’ H.P. Lovecraft Starting this book, I had the belief that nothing new was in store for me. That it would possibly prove to be a satisfying read on the Parano...
  • HFK
    3.5 stars.The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures was an accidental find while surfing around Amazon. I had no previous knowledge of there being a podcast by Aaron Mahnke that tackles through creatures, infamous and lore. This is probably a good thing as it seems the people who do listen the show cla...

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