A fascinating, eye-popping, and one-of-a-kind handbook of the monsters that have beset mankind for millennia, and the fabulous weapons with which to battle them.
In this incomparable and fully illustrated compendium, classicist Ibrahim Amin reintroduces the ancient art of monster hunting to a whole new generation of intrepid warriors. From a hellhound's three-headed assault to a brain-eating zombie attack, The Monster Hunter's Handbook instructs readers in the background of each creature and the dangers each present. It also includes an impressive catalog of the premodern world's most powerful armament. Illustrated by Richard Horne, the creator of the wildly successful 101 Things to Do Before You Die, this trusty book details everything a new generation of valiant monster hunters needs to know to vanquish antiquity's biggestand baddestbeasts.
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.12(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.82(d)|
About the Author
Ibrahim S. Amin graduated from the University of Newcastle and is a Ph.D. candidate in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Manchester. He is an expert classicist and is well versed in monsters. He currently lives in Manchester. This is his first book.
Richard Horne is a designer of books, album covers, magazines, and greeting cards, and the author of the bestselling 101 Things to Do Before You Die. He lives in London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book provides simple, concise descriptions of the various monsters and creatures contained within - nothing revolutionary, and pretty generic, but not horrible. However, where this book completely and totally fails is with the illustrations; they are crude, extremely simple, and show no creativity, technique, ambition, or any discernible style. This may sound trite, but the illustrations in this book are akin to something drawn by a student in elementary school...and even if I was a child of that age, I would be severely disappointed in the quality of the illustrations present in this book. They're completely unacceptable, and downright embarrassing - how this illustrator was not only hired, but these awful pictures slipped through the editor is beyond me.
Great read, highly recommend it. The book is quite witty and a must-have for serious Monster Hunters!