The Monstrumologist

By Rick Yancey (Editor)
(Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416984481, 434pp.)

Publication Date: September 22, 2009

List Price: $18.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List
“Wow! The 13-year-old Monster Freak that I once was would have loved this story of a monster-hunting doctor and his apprentice. Yancey has created a terrific, original monster in a story that is not for the squeamish!”
-- Doug Thornsjo, Colby College Bookstore, Waterville, ME


Description

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.

So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown accustomed to his late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was feeding on her, Will's world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagi--a headless monster that feeds through the mouthfuls of teeth in its chest--and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatenning to overtake and consume our world before it is too late.

The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the spirit of HP Lovecraft with the storytelling ability of Rick Riorden.




About the Author
Rick Yancey is also the author of a novel and a memoir, Confessions of a Tax Collector. A produced playwright and former theater critic, he lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his family.
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