This October, Del Rey will publish 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.
The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures is the first book in a three-volume collection based on the phenomenally popular podcast, which tells the terrifying true stories behind myths and legends around the world–from werewolves to wendigo to the Jersey Devil. Lavishly illustrated and designed, this collectible volume will feature more than 20 all-new illustrations, gorgeous printed endpapers, and a printed case.
Entertainment Weekly raves, “Truth can often be much scarier than fiction—something Mahnke proves as he dives deep into the world of folklore and the darker side of history in a quest to root out the fragment of truth at the bottom of our fears.”
Aaron Mahnke is the writer, host, and producer of Lore, as well as the author of a number of supernatural thrillers. He has a deep love of the mysterious and frightening that began with Unsolved Mysteries and The X-Files–a love that continues to this day. Mahnke lives with his family in the historic North Shore area of Boston, the very heart of Lovecraft Country and the epicenter of the Salem witch trials.