The World of Lore: Dreadful Places

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Have you ever been somewhere that gave you the willies and you didn’t know why? Maybe there was a chill in a certain spot, sounds you couldn’t explain, even voices or images that kept you awake at night. If you know where to look, the world is positively crawling with places like these. Ones where your hair stands on end and the line between reality and fantasy seems a bit thinner.

Mahnke takes us across the globe in search of the spookiest spots, the scariest places, and the most unsettling locales, spinning yarns all the while about ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and supernatural forces. And yet, the author never forgets to remind the reader that many of these urban legends and ghost stories are anchored not in otherworldly forces, but the darkest impulses of man and the endless imagination of storytellers.

Part book of spooky stories and part sceptic’s guide to marvellously atmospheric vistas, The World of Lore: Dreadful Places helps restore a bit of macabre magic to the world, even while debunking some of the stories that made these places infamous.

Even for hardcore fans of haunted locales and lore, you’re guaranteed to find something new and delightfully twisted in these pages. It’s dreadfully entertaining in every sense of the word.


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Author Aaron Mahnke
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Del Rey
Publish Date 2018-09-10
ISBN 9780823440245
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Issue April 2019
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