The World of Lore: Dreadful Places

The World of Lore: Dreadful Places Review

Captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark, featuring stories from the podcast Lore--now a streaming television series--including "Echoes," "Withering Heights," and "Behind Closed Doors" as well as rare material.

Sometimes you walk into a room, a building, or even a town, and you feel it. Something seems off--an atmosphere that leaves you oddly unsettled, with a sense of lingering darkness. Join Aaron Mahnke, the host of the popular podcast Lore, as he explores some of these dreadful places and the history that haunts them.

Mahnke takes us to Colorado and the palatial Stanley Hotel, where wealthy guests enjoyed views of the Rocky Mountains at the turn of the twentieth century--and where, decades later, a restless author would awaken from a nightmare, inspired to write one of the most revered horror novels of all time. Mahnke also crosses land and sea to visit frightful sites--from New Orleans to Richmond, Virginia, to the brooding, ancient castles of England--each with its own echoes of dark deeds, horrible tragedies, and shocking evil still resounding.

Filled with evocative illustrations, this eerie tour of lurid landmarks and doomed destinations is just the ticket to take armchair travelers with a taste for the macabre to places they never thought they'd visit in their wildest, scariest dreams.

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Praise for World of Lore: Dreadful Places

"Well-written, rooted in deep historical research, and ridiculously entertaining . . . Each chapter brings a creepy story from folklore to life. . . . Hair-raising stuff."--SyFy Wire

"Fans of the Lore podcast won't want to miss this latest volume in the creator's series, a collection of illustrated versions of both rare and well-known stories about 'lurid landmarks and doomed destinations.'"--io9

"Dreadful Places is a delight for Lore fans and newbies alike. In the book, [Aaron] Mahnke visits places around the world that are steeped in a supernatural legacy."--Refinery29

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Amalia Gavea

    ‘’Staring into the now-open cell, his heart froze. The walls inside, he said, were covered with faces. Dozens and dozens of faces, their expressions writhing with agony and horror.’’ The seco...

  • Sara

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The latest instalment in the ‘Lore’ series, this follows the stories that surround the dark and sinister places in our lore. As usu...

  • Kirsti

    The third book in the series, and it's still going strong. I still haven't listened to any of the podcasts, but with these books I feel like I can hear Aaron's voice anyway. All the stories are well r...

  • Matt

    So disclosure: I have yet to find a podcast that doesn't annoy me. I just don't like most people's voices. So I've never listened to Lore, nor will I likely ever.Here's how this went: I started readin...

  • Ashleigh

    The World of Lore: Dreadful Places is the 3rd book in a companion series of books to the podcast, Lore. This book explores cities, towns, states, hotels, buildings, etc where 'dreadful' things have ...

  • Jessica

    Thanks to Del Rey for the free copy in exchange for my honest review. Since picking up Slenderman recently, I have been absolutely fascinated with folklore, specifically the new generation of digital ...

  • Out of the Bex

    Not quite as good as the previous two...Admittedly, I've never listened to the Lore Podcast. But I have read all three books!The third installment lacked fluidity, the stories flitted about briefly an...

  • Kerri Anne

    I admittedly picked this book up from our local library because I thought the cover art was fantastic (and it is), not because I'd ever listened to the podcast on which this book is based (Lore). And ...

  • Katherine

    "In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves." Puckwedgies rise again because he made an appearance here. I can't seem to get away from them, can I?I'll always lov...

  • Court

    A great overview of a series of enthralling mystery stories. Just enough to whet your appetite for more! ...