There are variants on every continent though, to be sure, Australia is barely mentioned , and even were-creatures other than wolves. It depends on where the folklore comes from, evidently. But do the legends have a basis in fact?
Read the evidence for yourself and then decide whether a few rounds of silver birdshot are worth the investment! Confusingly, there are two current authors named Graeme Davis. The one who wrote this book is a noted designer of roleplay games, particularly the Warhammer franchise, and author of several dark fantasy novels. You never know when a hot tip on identifying and eliminating a werewolf might come in handy.
In this well-researched, lavishly illustrated and clearly organized book, Graeme Davis lays out a fairly convincing outline of the different types of werewolf, how to spot them, how dangerous they are, and what to do about them. Then he goes on to discuss werewolf society and the societies that hunt werewolves. What makes this book a bit eerie is how the author frankly admits this and points out the holes in his own case — and yet somehow it seems to stand up.
No doubt the error creeps in at the level of how or why he chooses to believe certain witnesses or interpretations of them. But the effect of the magic trick is that at the end of the book, you could easily believe you have just read a scientifically sound, academic treatise on the existence of werewolves. My friend Paul Jessup is a speculative fiction author who also happens to be quite the geek.
Aside from pondering tales about talking swords and sentient space-ships , he loves tabletop RPGs, adores Supernatural , and draws inspiration from his own kids Just in time for Halloween, his newest book, Werewolves , tells the story of Alice, a young woman who finds herself turning into a werewolf. Paul was kind enough to share a bit of his experience writing the book, as well as his inspirations.
My latest book I've got out right now is called Werewolves. It's an illustrated journal published by Chronicle Books, with awesome art by Allyson Haller.
The art is what really makes this book stand out in the crowd, each page has amazing artwork that is absolutely stunning. But it's got appeal to horror and Werewolf fans of all ages.
As a dad of a little girl, I'm very conscious of gender stereotypes in fiction, and also the lack of strong female characters in movies, books and video games. I see her pain whenever she tries finding a video game where she can play a female character that's not weaker or less fun to play than the male characters. Or the fact that she has to struggle with finding a character to identify with in most movies. This was especially painful when we took her to see The Sorcerer's Apprentice and the only character she liked was the villainess.
So when I write, I'm thinking primarily about her, and about creating characters that she could one day see and read and enjoy without any problem.
Sure, this book and my other books are not for little girls. But in a few scant years, she'll be old enough to read it and I wanted to make sure she would find them enjoyable. Some may say it's sexist or discrimination against boys.
Editorial Reviews. About the Author. About the Author: "The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (28 January - 2 January ) was an English hagiographer, . Werewolves takes the form of an illustrated journal that plunges readers into the life of An Illustrated Journal of Transformation and millions of other books are.
But I have a son. And you know what? He doesn't have this problem. Almost all form of media is practically targeted at him and his gender.
Along with the vulnerability to the silver bullet, the full moon being the cause of the transformation only became part of the depiction of werewolves on a widespread basis in the twentieth century. In this well-researched, lavishly illustrated and clearly organized book, Graeme Davis lays out a fairly convincing outline of the different types of werewolf, how to spot them, how dangerous they are, and what to do about them. No doubt the error creeps in at the level of how or why he chooses to believe certain witnesses or interpretations of them. Sign in. August is back to four pages long, unfortunately.