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Many of the beastly beings you’ll find inside Irish Monsters in Your Pocket were originally slated to appear in a different book: last month’s Samhain in Your Pocket.
See, I had already written about a few Irish monsters that were tangentially (at best) related to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain—namely, the Dullahan (the Irish headless horseman), Abhartach (an Irish vampire), and wolfwalkers (Irish werewolves).
The thinking was I could combine those posts with the ones I’d already written on the origins of Halloween and the origins of the jack-o’-lantern and badabing-badaboom I’d have a little Samhain/Halloween book that was heavy on monster lore. All I needed to do was write a liiittle introduction that covered the definition, history, and mythology of Samhain.
That “liiittle introduction” essentially became an entire Samhain Encyclopedia.
The monsters, meanwhile, were relocated to a beautiful new sanctuary built specifically for Irish monsters…
Irish Monsters in Your Pocket << (free download, Oct. 6-10, 2022)
While this may be a “tiny little book” about Irish dragons, werewolves, vampires, banshees, headless horsemen, and other beastly beings, it also happens to be the BIGGEST “tiny little book” in the Celtic Pocket Guides series thus far.
What can I say? Irish myths, legends, and folktales are rife with monsters. And I had a heck of a time “hunting” said monsters through both medieval Irish texts as well as more recent literature.
The end result is a (textual) menagerie of Irish mythology’s most menacing supernatural creatures.
A menagerie that can fit comfortably in your pocket.
Claim you free copy of Irish Monsters in Your Pocket
Between October 6th and October 10th, 2022, you can download a free digital copy of Irish Monsters in Your Pocket.
And before you even ask, yes, the digital version has all of the same photos, illustrations, and other graphics as the 4-inch-by-6-inch (literally pocket-sized) paperback version.
(FYI: I’ve also added graphics to the digital version of Samhain in Your Pocket. So if you downloaded a free copy last month, see if you can delete the old version from your library and get the new one. Is that how it works? I’m not sure if that’s how it works, someone please let me know if that works!)
For context, I originally had this notion that the Kindle editions of my Celtic Pocket Guides should be text-only but then I thought that’s dumb because I spend so much time finding these awesome images (they’re all copyright-free) and … wait, why am I telling you all of this? You need to go get your free copy of Irish Monsters in Your Pocket before it’s too late!
And then it’d be great if you could…
Write a review for me, will ya?
Amazon reviews are so hugely important and really I wish they weren’t because I know not everyone likes writing reviews BUT, for those of you who do like writing book reviews please feel free to reach out (either here in the comments or via email, kneverday [at symbol] gmail) and I’d be happy to send you a free paperback copy for you to review on your blog or website.
Thanks for stopping by!
Want to read about the darker side of Irish mythology? Check out…
Neon Druid: An Anthology of Urban Celtic Fantasy
“A thrilling romp through pubs, mythology, and alleyways. NEON DRUID is such a fun, pulpy anthology of stories that embody Celtic fantasy and myth,” (Pyles of Books). Cross over into a world where the mischievous gods, goddesses, monsters, and heroes of Celtic mythology live among us, intermingling with unsuspecting mortals and stirring up mayhem in cities and towns on both sides of the Atlantic, from Limerick and Edinburgh to Montreal and Boston. Learn more…
More the listenin’ type?
I recommend the audiobook Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes by Philip Freeman (narrated by Gerard Doyle). Use my link to get 3 free months of Audible Premium Plus and you can listen to the full 7.5-hour audiobook for free.
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Thank you. I enjoyed the Irish Myths book.
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