This gorgeously illustrated book portrays undead from around the world in all their ghastly glory. The list of the undead creatures featured is long and varied - including among many others the Viking Draugr, the beautiful Japanese Snow woman, the Indian Vetala who haunts graveyards, the Scottish water spirit Glaistig, Filipino vampirechildren, Haitian blood sucking witches, Arabic demon deatheaters, and the Japanese hunger ghost Gakin who eats feces. There are around 40 different creatures in all, each one more terrifying than the last. Fortunately, we not only learn about the ways in which they emerge but also how to protect ourselves from their powers.
This is Johan Egerkrans at his very best: vile vampires in an equally horrid and beautiful take. The darker setting aside, his unique style made famous in Vaesen and Nordic Gods is ever present.
Imported from Sweden.