Title: Beyond Faery
Author’s Name: John T. Kruse
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Page Count: 288 Pages
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Link to Amazon purchase page: Beyond Faery: Exploring the World of Mermaids, Kelpies, Goblins & Other Faery Beasts: Kruse, John T.: Amazon.com: Books
Link to Goodreads: Beyond Faery: Exploring the World of Mermaids, Kelpies, Goblins & Other Faery Beasts by John T Kruse | Goodreads
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How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
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 mermaids, 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.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have been reading books about the world of Faery for a very long time. I knew that they were not all beautiful and regal like in media. I knew there were things that the Fae would rather remain in the dark. I was glad for a better understanding of the these beings and creatures. I have to say some of it will keep you up at night if you are not careful. There are some beings in here that will keep you out of the woods or way from the water. I am not sure I would want to come across any of them for I am not sure I would make it out alive. It would be my own fault for invading their space. I will have to see what the other books by this author can teach me.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars