Werewolves: Myth, Mystery, and Magick book review
Do you know the tale of the Two Cat Witches from Wales? Or the tale of the Woman who Became a Horse from the Okana’qen Tribe? Do you know the legends of the Irish Werewolf, the Hombre Lobo, or the Tanuki?
In Katie Boyd’s book, Werewolves: Myth, Mystery, and Magick, she shares all these legends and more. The book dives straight into the stories, and doesn’t bother to bore you with anything other than the actual legends themselves, captivating the reader with the extensive research the author has obviously exerted in writing the book. As a result the book reads more like a history book than a book you could read straight through in a single-sitting, but it is interesting nonetheless, and you will undoubtedly close the last page a little bit smarter to the legends and beliefs around the world.
After Boyd talks about werebeasts around the world, she moves on to illnesses, diseases, and more real-life flesh eaters. The most interesting part of this book however is the surprising mix of the unexpected sprinkled throughout. The author, for example, throws in a page with werewolf ointment ingredients…. she has a page with different ways to “become a were-beast”… she even has a page with television and movies that star or are about werewolves!
Don’t expect to be stunned with flowery prose and captivating text with this book, but if you’re looking for a book that’s a good reference source for werewolf legends from all around the world, then Werewolves: Myth, Mystery, and Magick by Katie Boyd is the book for you.