1:30 pm EDT, June 5, 2015

See artwork, excerpt from ‘Trollhunters’ by Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus

We’re exclusively revealing artwork, the prologue, and the first chapter from the illustrated novel Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus.

About the book

“There are things out there, you see, that don’t cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites.”

When a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone, in the seemingly sleepy town of San Bernardino, teenager Jim Sturges’ life is about to change—forever. With horror now on the horizon, Jim will go from typical teen to Trollhunter, and he’ll have to team up with a band of some of the most unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed and muster up the courage he never knew he had. Will the gang be able to survive, or become the food and fears these beasts love to feed on?

Artwork from ‘Trollhunters’

Below, you can see the cover art for Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus. Following, see artwork from inside the illustrated novel.

The art itself, from Sean A. Murray, is a perfect blend of grotesque and whimsical, with a dash of color and just enough horror to send a tingle down your spine.

Trollhunters Cover

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Read an excerpt from ‘Trollhunters’

We’re also revealing an exclusive first look at the prologue and the first chapter to Trollhunters, seen below:

Within the first paragraph, we can already tell this is going to be a hilariously creepy story, full of stomach churning phrases and terrifying illustrations. This book is for ages 12 to 18, but we have a feeling even the older generation will get sucked into the story.

Trollhunters will be released on July 14, 2015.

Will you be picking up ‘Trollhunters’ by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus?

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