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The author and illustrator Johan Egerkrans is widely recognised for his work in reinterpreting Nordic folklore in Norse Gods and Fairy Creatures of the North. His descriptions and depictions of gods and heroes, giants and dwarves have been acclaimed by critics and readers alike. Norse Gods is a thrilling recreation of Norse mythology. The reader is swept along from the fateful creation story of killing of Ymer by Odin and his brothers to the final terrifying destruction of the gods at Ragnarok. The Undead extends Egerkrans’s vision to the ghouls and the macabre creatures of other cultures, depicting over forty in all their grisly detail. The book not only describes their frightening powers but fortunately offers advice on how to protect ourselves from them.