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.

The World of Lore series includes:

MONSTROUS CREATURES - WICKED MORTALS - DREADFUL PLACES

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:

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rachael  Fryman

    If you are a fan of the Lore podcast, you will love this next installment of The World of Lore. This edition takes readers all over the world to some of the most haunted and terrifying places around t...

  • Amanda

    Being a fan of the podcast Lore, I decided to give one of the books a try. That turned out to be a double-edged sword as the book consists of transcripts of episodes that I've already heard before. No...

  • Geoffrey

    (Note: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley)Aaron Mahnke's third book takes its readers on a journey to an array of places that have all been permanently marked by their respective dark pasts...

  • Erikka

    This was just as I expected: a pretty complete retelling of all the stories from the Lore podcast that involve a spooky place or creepy setting. I've loved this entire trilogy, mostly because I adore ...

  • Sesana

    Pretty much exactly like the previous Lore books, with all the strengths and weaknesses that implies. I like when Mahnke does put in the extra work of questioning the folklore, and I'm happiest when i...

  • Riley

    Probably my second favorite of the set right behind Monstrous Creatures. One thing that was difficult with this one was I actually got into the podcast between Monstrous Creatures and this one, so whi...