Dread Souls

In so much of modern fiction, vampires and werewolves have been humanised, turned into anti heroes or sympathetic characters But in the original legends and accounts of the hungry dead and man beasts, there is no sympathy to be found, only savagery and horror Dread Souls seeks to redress the balance and rediscover the essence of the authentic vampire and the genuine wereIn so much of modern fiction, vampires and werewolves have been humanised, turned into anti heroes or sympathetic characters But in the original legends and accounts of the hungry dead and man beasts, there is no sympathy to be found, only savagery and horror Dread Souls seeks to redress the balance and rediscover the essence of the authentic vampire and the genuine werewolf In this book, nineteen terrifying accounts have been plucked from the pages of history and retold in modern English, so that contemporary readers may appreciate the dark and nightmarish roots of these most persistent of horrors This book restores the vampire and the werewolf to their true aspect, as demonic manifestations of bloodlust, cruelty and murder.
Dread Souls In so much of modern fiction vampires and werewolves have been humanised turned into anti heroes or sympathetic characters But in the original legends and accounts of the hungry dead and man beasts

  • Title: Dread Souls
  • Author: Michael H. Kelly
  • ISBN: 9781475145243
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Dread Souls”

    1. The author stated that his intentions for Dread Souls was to 'redress the balance and rediscover the essence of the authentic vampire and the genuine werewolf.' He has done this admirably. Each tale he narrates is told well and Michael H Kelly brings them alive. His narration whether meant or otherwise changes somewhat throughout the book from early 20th century to the modern day. Some tales will have your toes curling up. Overall, it is a well written piece of work with some interesting cases, [...]

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