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Monday, July 6, 2015

GIVEAWAY: Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

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Fantasy Book Critic is excited to partner with Disney-Hyperion to celebrate the release of the first YA novel from horror film legend Guillermo del Toro with Daniel Kraus. In celebration of the event, we will be hosting a giveaway as well as promoting the upcoming signing event with Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus

Trollhunters will be available in stores July 7, 2015!

Thank you to Disney-Hyperion for providing all samplings and prizes. 

Book Synopsis for Trollhunters:

"You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They're patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you've paid so much attention to in mirrors? It's delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. 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."

Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino— one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

From the minds of horror geniuses Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a new illustrated novel about the fears that move in unseen places.

Meet the Authors and Illustrator of Trollhunters


Guillermo del Toro is best known for his critically acclaimed feature films, such as Pan's Labyrinth, Helllboy, The Hobbit, and Pacific Rim, as well as his best-selling Strain Trilogy.
Daniel Kraus is the award-winning author of Scowler and Rotters, and is the director of six feature films. He lives with his wife in Chicago. 

From Pan's Labyrinth to Hellboy to his best-selling novel The Strain, del Toro has captured the imagination through his works. His co-author Daniel Kraus is another award-winning author and filmmaker with a penchant for horror The Monster Variations, was selected for New York Public Library's "100 Best Stuff for Teens." Fangoria called Rotters, his Bram Stoker-finalist and Odyssey Award-winning second novel, "a new horror classic." Kraus' 2013 title, Scowler, also won an Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults. 
stories. Kraus' debut novel,

Sean Murray is an illustrator, concept artist, author and teacher known for his work on video games such as Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online, as well as the creator of The World of Gateway, which includes his fantasy guidebook Gateway: The Book of Wizards and the upcoming card game Gateway Uprising.

Comic-Con Signing!

Will you be at San Diego Comic-Con? Stop by the Disney Publishing Booth on Friday afternoon for a TROLLHUNTERS signing with co-authors Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus. Limited to 100!

Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus Signing
Friday, June 10th
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Disney Publishing Worldwide Booth #1129

 Giveaway and Rules for Entry 


To celebrate the release of Trollhunters, we are ONE lucky winner the ultimate horror fan starter pack. It is a great way to introduce people to the genre or even sample some great authors!

The winner will receive a Disney-Hyperion collection of YA horror books that include:

  • Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus
  • The Enemy by Charlie Higson
  • Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  • Branded Trollhunters pins!

Giveaway rules:

  1. This giveaway is limited to US addresses only.
  2. Please only 1 submission per person. More than one submission will result in disqualification of the giveaway.
  3. To enter please send and email to with the subject line TROLLHUNTERS. In the email please include your name and address. 
  4. Giveaway will run from July 6, 2015 midnight EST til July 12, 2015 midnight EST.
  5.  One winner will be chosen at random. Upon completion of the giveaway all entries will be deleted.
May the odds be ever in your favor!



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