The Secret World of the Hidden Ones


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John Matthews


The author of Abrams’ How to See Faeries (with Brian Froud) opens the land of faerie to all readers. The book provides a broad overview of faeries, including a Who’s Who of Faeries; Good Faeries vs. Bad Faeries; Faerie Courts; Faerie Spells; and Faerie Sightings. Faeries of the British Isles as well as those of Scandinavia, Germany, North America, and even the Asian, Arabic, and African worlds are discussed. Matt Dangler and other contemporary fantasy artists bring the land of faerie to life alongside such fine artists as William Blake, Henry Fuseli, and J. M. W. Turner. Faeryland contains an envelope of faerie photos to use as postcards; an invitation from Puck to a Faerie Ball; a 19th-century faerie pull-out map (currently housed in the Library of Congress!) and more.

Praise for Faeryland:

“The book revives traditional fairy facts and lore for a new audience.” -GeekMom

“A beautiful book.” -Yahoo! Voices

Additional information

Weight 708 g
Dimensions 26 x 26 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 21 March 2013
Number of pages 64
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26 x 26 cm
Weight 708 g


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John Matthews is the New York Times bestselling author of Pirates and is well known for his books on history and folklore. He lives in Oxford, England. Matt Dangler’s fantasy paintings are widely sought after and have been published in fantasy annuals and other books. He lives in New Jersey.