Published: November 8th 2020
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Length: 288 pages
Beyond the faerie realms, all sorts of magical creatures lurk. This book explores some of the more fearsome beasts that have been known to meddle in human affairs. Join renowned fairy expert John T. Kruse as he reveals the secret lives of merfolk and meremaids, river sprites and kelpies, hags and banshees as well as hobs, goblins, bogies daemon dogs, and many more. These are not the cutesy fairies and kindly beings found in light entertainments. These are the magical creatures that tend to terrify instead of help, and learning their ways may be just what you need to survive your own encounter with one of these other-world beasts.
I love mythology and have a huge interest in Faeries. Born and raised in Ireland I grew up hearing these stories. This book is obviously well researched and thought out but it would be a better reading experience if there was a flow to the book. I would have liked more background to the stories and not just a retelling of certain stories. Overall this is an excellent reference for anyone wishing to learn more about Faeries in general.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.