Here be Monsters! They lurk and crawl and fly in the shadows of our mind. We know them from ancient legends and tales whispered by the campfire. They hide under the dark bridge, in the deep woods or out on the great plains, in the drizzling rain forest or out on the foggy moor, beneath the surface, under your bed.

They don’t sparkle or have any interest in us except to tear us apart. They are the monsters! Forgotten, unknown, misunderstood, overused, watered down. We adore them still. We want to give them a renaissance, to re-establish their dark reputation, to give them a comeback, let the world know of their real terror.

Welcome to ‘The Fox Spirit Books of Monsters’. A book series with dark fiction and art about monsters from around the world, starting with Europe, continuing with Africa in 2015 before the travel continues. Fox Spirit Books will take you from continent to continent, bringing you art and dark fiction about monsters based on local folklore, myths and legends from around the world.

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Jonathan Grimwood: Herne Anne Michaud: Vijka James Bennett: Broken Bridges Byron Black: Upon The Wash of The Fjord Hannah Kate: Nimby Adrian Tchaikovsky & Eugene Smith (artist): Serpent Dawn Joan De La Haye: Black Shuck Aliya Whiteley: A Very Modern Monster Nerine Dorman: Fly, My Dear, Fly Aliette le Bodard: Mélanie Krista Walsh: Moments Chris Galvin: Hafgufa Rising Peter Damien: Old Bones Icy Sedgwick: The Cursed One Jasper Bark & Fabian Tunon Benzo (artist): Mother Knows Worst Artists/ illustrators: Daniele Serra, Eugene Smith, Gavin Pollock and Kieran Walsh.

“Here be European Monsters: a phantasmagoric delight of image and word direct from the uncharted realms of the imagination. Remember to keep those lanterns lit in the small hours, because darkness is an invitation to these horrors…” – Simon Marshall-Jones of Spectral Press “A richly imagined and dangerous journey through the grimdark haunts of European monsters, some prey in their natural mythical habitats while others take their hunts into more modern and urban settings. Illustrated with beautiful evocative art, this is a wonderful and terrible book to treasure.” … Suzanne McLeod, author of the Spellcrackers urban fantasy series.

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