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 meremaids, 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.
"Beyond Faery is an essential and intriguing look at the wide variety of faery animals and creatures which humans may encounter. Reminiscent of Katherine Briggs' Fairies in Tradition and Literature, Kruse's work looks at groups of fairies and thoroughly discusses their qualities, motifs, and stories in a way that engages readers. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in British folklore or fairies; even if you consider yourself knowledgeable on the topic you will learn something here."—Morgan Daimler, author of A New Dictionary of Fairies and Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk
"The creatures of the woodland, waterways, and oceans are brought to life for the modern reader in this engaging, well-researched new work. It is packed with stories, anecdotes, and folklore accounts, making it a satisfyingly rich read."—Christina Oakley Harrington, Treadwell's Bookshop of London