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In this section you will find over 3.861 exciting and thrilling books about Horror. At Tales we have all types of good Horror books for each individual to enjoy, whether you want some of the classics, new or children’s horror books. We all need a little scare in our lives, to learn how to deal with the real world and acknowledge the fact that it is indeed okay to be scared. Scary stories also teach kids that Monsters are terrifying, but at the same time they’ll have an understanding of scary situations, and learn how to cope with them. Take a chance and let the mystery begin here.
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  • by Joseph Delaney
    £8.49

    It s a dangerous job, but someone has to do it. For years, the local Spook kept the county safe from evil. But now his time has ended, and there is only one boy who can take over Thomas Ward, barely more than a child himself. Now he too must take on an apprentice, a girl called Jenny who is untested but willing to be trained in the dangerous life of a Spook.When girls start dying in mysterious circumstances, they soon find themselves on the path of a terrifying and deadly beast. Monstrous assassins are loose in the County, and far to the north, a new darkness is rising that threatens to engulf the whole world. Do Tom and Jenny stand a chance against the might of the Kobalos?The first terrifying tale in the Starblade Chronicles, from the bestselling author of The Spook s Apprentice

  • by Joseph Delaney
    £8.99

    The third chilling instalment in the new Spook's legend .

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £8.99

    Dive into the thrilling world of 'Into the Pit (Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights #1)', a captivating book written by the renowned author Scott Cawthon. Published in 2020, this book plunges you into a gripping narrative that stands as a testament to Cawthon's storytelling prowess. The book is an exceptional addition to the genre it belongs to, making it a must-read for enthusiasts. The story unfolds in a manner that keeps you on the edge of your seat, making it impossible to put down. Published by the reputable Scholastic US, this book is sure to be a valuable addition to your collection. Don't miss out on this riveting read!

  • by Victoria Aveyard
    £12.99 - 10.99

    Blodets farve – dét er den virkelige forskel mellem Sølvere og Røde. Denne enkle forskel gør på en eller anden måde dem stærkere, klogere og bedre end os. Mare Barrows blod er rødt. Hun hører til samfundets bund – den almindelige befolkning, som skal tjene den sølvblodede elite, der har overmenneskelige egenskaber. Mare overlever ved at stjæle, hvad hun kan komme i nærheden af. En dag ender hun ved et tilfælde ved Sølver-hoffet. Foran kongen, prinserne og alle de adelige opdager hun, at også hun har overmenneskelige evner. Men det er umuligt, for Mare har rødt blod i årene. For at skjule denne umulighed og forhindre rød opstand, tvinger kongen Mare til at spille rollen som en fortabt adelig datter, der nu skal giftes med en af prinserne. Mare trækkes hurtigt ind i Sølver-verdenen og begynder at få følelser for sin prins. Alligevel risikerer hun alt ved at hjælpe oprørsgruppen Den Højrøde Garde. Ét forkert træk vil betyde hendes død, og kun én ting ved hun med sikkerhed: Alle kan bedrage alle. RØD DRONNING er første bind i serien RED QUEEN.

  • by Victoria Aveyard
    £12.99 - 10.99

    KONGENS LÆNKER er tredje bind i historien om Mare Barrow, der mod sin vilje trækkes ind i magtens verden og må leve sit liv på en løgn, som vil betyde hendes død, hvis den bliver opdaget. Alligevel risikerer Mare det hele ved at hjælpe en oprørsgruppe, som arbejder for et mere lige samfund.

  • by Victoria Aveyard
    £12.99 - 10.99

    Jeg er et sværd, et sværd af glas, og jeg er ved at gå itu. Mare Barrows blod er rødt. Hun hører til samfundets bund: den almindelige befolkning, som skal tjene den sølvblodede elite. Men det viser sig, at Mare har Sølver-egenskaber. På overmenneskelig vis kan hun kontrollere lyn, og det gør hende til et våben, som de magtfulde Sølvere ønsker at styre. Kongen kalder hende en umulighed, men hun finder ud af, at hun ikke er den eneste af sin slags. Hun undslipper den intrigante prins Maven og tager af sted for at finde og redde de andre Røde med Sølver-egenskaber. Hendes håb er, at de vil slutte sig til hende i kampen mod de magtfulde Sølvere, men den mission er livsfarlig og bringer hende på kant med sine allierede i Den Højrøde Garde. Krigen mellem den voksende oprørshær og de sølvblodede magthavere intensiveres, og det samme gør Mares kamp mod det mørke, der vokser i hendes sjæl. Vil hun vakle under vægten af de mange liv, der må ofres for oprøret? Eller har forræderi og svigt allerede gjort hende hård? SVÆRD AF GLAS er andet bind i serien RED QUEEN.

  • by Mette Finderup
    £9.49 - 11.49

    Krigeren Alin er den yngste i sin gruppe, men hun er også den eneste, der for alvor kan slås med sværd. Det er hendes opgave at beskytte sine venner, og som enhver sand kriger drømmer hun om at få et særligt våben. Da heltegruppen A.S.P.E. hører sagnet om et magisk kampsværd, begiver de sig straks afsted. Desværre ligger det gemt på en forbandet kirkegård. Og hvis man fjerner det, slipper man en gigantisk lig-æder løs på den nærmeste landsby. Det hindrer dog ikke de fire venner i at gøre forsøget … Heltegruppen A.S.P.E. består af: Alin (krigerpige) Silvius (troldmandslærling) Pilo (jæger) Ene (klatretyv) KRIGERSKÆBNE er anden bog om A.S.P.E. Bøgerne i serien kan læses uafhængigt af hinanden.

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £8.99

    The highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes.

  • by Mary Shelley
    £8.49 - 17.99

    With an introduction from Haifaa al-Mansour, director of Mary Shelley.There is something in my soul, which I do not understand.Written by a teenage girl, Frankenstein is one of literature's greatest Gothic horror stories.Now with a striking new cover, discover one of the books considered to be a pioneer of YA.-----Victor Frankenstein has made a terrible mistake. In his desperate pursuit to create life, he has created a monster.A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone it meets, follows Dr Frankenstein to the very ends of the earth with horror and murder in its recycled heart.Shelly takes the reader on a journey through St Petersburg, to the beautiful Swiss Alps, to the desolate waste of the Arctic Circle, in a story that has sent a chill down the spines of generations.

  • - Maze Runner 4
    by James Dashner
    £6.99 - 8.49

    Før WICKED blev dannet. Før Labyrinten blev bygget. 13 år før Thomas blev sendt ind i Lysningen.Soludbruddet har ramt Jorden. En ukendt sygdom hærger og truer med at tvinge hele menneskeheden i knæ. Mark og Trina er overbeviste om, at det kan lade sig gøre at redde de endnu raske fra sindssygdom og død. Hvis de da ellers selv kan holde sig i live så længe. For i denne nye, ødelagte verden har hvert liv en pris. Og for nogle er du mere værd død end levende…Udbruddet er en forhistorie til Maze Runner-trilogien, men læses bedst efter de oprindelige bind i serien.

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £59.49

    Introducing 'Fazbear Frights Boxed Set', an intriguing work by Carly Anne West. Published in 2022, this book has been a sensation in the literary world. It is a captivating piece that falls under a unique genre that will keep you engrossed from start to finish. The book invites readers into a world of mystery and suspense, creating an unforgettable experience. Carly Anne West, the author, has done an exemplary job in crafting this masterpiece, making it a must-read for any book lover. The publication of the book was handled by Scholastic US, a renowned publisher known for their commitment to delivering quality content. The 'Fazbear Frights Boxed Set' is a testament to their dedication to bringing the best to the readers. Get your copy today and delve into the captivating world created by Carly Anne West.

  • - Maze Runner 5
    by James Dashner
    £12.99 - 10.99

    En forhistorie til det verdensomspændende fænomen, Maze Runner. Feberen er bogen, der indeholder alle svarene: Hvordan fandt WICKED alle lysboerne? Hvem er Gruppe B? Og hvilken side er Thomas og Teresa egentlig på?Engang mødte Jorden sit endeligt. Skovene brændte, søer og floder tørrede ud, mens havene steg. Så udbrød en epidemi, og en global feber spredte sig. Familier uddøde, vold regerede, og mennesker slog mennesker ihjel. Ud af dette virvar voksede WICKED, der ledte efter svar. Og fandt den perfekte dreng. Drengens navn var Thomas, og Thomas byggede en labyrint.Nu er der hemmeligheder. Der er løgne. Og der er loyalitet, som aldrig kunne være forudset. Dette er historien om Thomas, og hvordan han byggede Labyrinten, som kun han selv kunne ødelægge.Løgne vil blive afsløret. Hemmeligheder optrevlet. Loyaliteter vil blive testet. Maze Runner-seriens fans vil aldrig se sandheden komme! Feberen er en forhistorie til den første bog i Maze Runner-serien, men bør læses som nummer 5 i rækken.

  • by Neil Gaiman
    £8.49 - 12.99

    When a girl ventures through a hidden door she finds a secret world with shocking similarities to her own.

  • by Bram Stoker
    £8.49 - 19.99

    Richard E Grant reads Bram Stoker's Dracula, one of the most powerful horror tales ever written, for Penguin Audiobooks.When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the 'Master' and his imminent arrival. In Dracula, Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £8.99

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night...

  • by Kira Breed-Wrisley
    £8.99

    The pulse-pounding conclusion to the bestselling trilogy. What really happened to Charlie? It's the question that John can't seem to shake. He just wants to forget the whole terrifying saga of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, but the past isn't so easily buried.

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £9.99

    From the creator of the horror video game sensation Five Nights at Freddy's comes this pulse-pounding graphic novel adaptation of the bestselling trilogy's thrilling conclusion!

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £8.99

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest player up at night...

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £9.99

    The bestselling, official guidebook to Five Nights at Freddy's is back, now updated and including 64 pages of new content exploring Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator and Ultimate Custom Night!

  • by Scott Cawthon, Elley Cooper & Andrea Waggener
    £8.49

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night...

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £13.99

    Step into the thrilling world of Scott Cawthon's 'Five Nights at Freddy's Character Encyclopedia (Media Tie-In)'. Published in 2023 by Scholastic Ltd., this book is an absolute must-have for fans of the genre. Cawthon, known for his gripping storytelling, takes you on a journey through the iconic characters of the popular game series 'Five Nights at Freddy's'. This encyclopedia not only provides detailed insights into each character but also weaves a narrative that keeps you hooked till the end. It's a perfect blend of information and entertainment that will leave you wanting more. So, dive into this amazing world and get to know your favorite characters like never before. Don't miss out on this exciting publication from Scholastic Ltd., a publisher renowned for its quality content and commitment to its readers.

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £8.49

    A pulse-pounding collection of three terrifying Five Night's at Freddy's tales.

  • by Max Brallier
    £6.99

    Jack bor i det sejeste træhus med sine tre bedste venner og hygger sig med at slås lidt med zombier fra tid til anden. Han har det faktisk lidt, som om hans liv er et fedt videospil! Men pludselig viser det sig, at Jack og hans venner måske alligevel ikke er de sidste børn på jorden. Det er gode nyheder for alle andre end Jack, for han er sikker på, at de andre vil blive trætte af ham og forlade ham, hvis der stadig er andre mennesker tilbage. Derfor må Jack overbevise sine venner om, at livet i træhuset er det bedste sted i hele verden. Det er dog ikke så lige til, da de pludselig bliver jagtet af en enorm monster-mareridtskonge. Måske er livet efter monstrenes indtog alligevel mere kompliceret, end Jack gik og troede … The Last Kids on Earth - Mareridtskongen er tredje bind i serien.

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £8.99

    Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this pulse-pounding collection of three novella-length tales that will keep even the bravest FNAF player up at night...

  • by Line Kyed Knudsen
    £6.99 - 8.49

    Emily og hendes venner er nu i sikkerhed på hospitalet i Lindstead. Men selvom hospitalets forskere påstår, at de er tæt på at finde en kur, der kan helbrede zombierne, er det bare et spørgsmål om tid, før hospitalet løber tør for mad og vand. Emily bliver en del af et aktionsteam, som skal hente forsyninger i byen, men missionen går helt galt, og Emily indser, at de levende døde ikke er den eneste trussel. En helt anden og ny fare lurer i mørket ...

  • by Mette Finderup
    £9.49 - 11.49

    Den dag Silvius ved en fejl springer sin lærers laboratorium i luften, tror han, at alt er slut. Han frygter mere end noget andet at blive sendt hjem til sit kedelige normale liv som grevesøn på verdens kedeligste slot. Til hans store held dukker troldkvinden Erina op og tilbyder ham at blive hendes lærling. Det betyder, at han skal ud på vilde eventyr, se de ondeste monstre i øjnene, lære at lave ildkugler – og få tre venner, der er (næsten) lige så seje som ham selv! Heltegruppen A.S.P.E. består af: Alin (krigerpige) Silvius (troldmandslærling) Pilo (jæger) Ene (klatretyv) DÆMONHUDEN er første bog om A.S.P.E. Bøgerne i serien kan læses uafhængigt af hinanden.

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £8.99

    A pulse-pounding collection of three terrifying Five Night's at Freddy's tales.

  • by Scott Cawthon
    £9.99

    Five Nights at Freddy's: Fazbear Frights come to life in these pulse-poundinggraphic novel stories!

  • by Line Kyed Knudsen
    £6.99 - 8.49

    Emily og de andre kæmper for at overleve i Nationalparken. Men der er snart ikke mere mad, og jo længere de bliver, jo større er risikoen for, at zombierne finder vej til deres lejr. De er nødt til at forlade parken, og deres eneste mulighed er rumforskningscenteret SELU, hvor de håber på at finde nogle af de svar, de søger. Men rejsen mod SELU er lang og farefuld, og for at nå deres mål er de nødt til at krydse et levende hav af døde og tage kampen op mod nye og gamle fjender.

  • - Book One
    by Christopher Paolini
    £9.49 - 27.49

    The first book in The Inheritance Series When poor farm boy Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it's a lucky discovery. But, when a baby dragon hatches out of the stone, Eragon realises he's stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

The Horror Genre
Horror is a cultural genre that is meant to scare, shock and repulse its audience. An important thing to remember about this type of genre is that it elicits a dreadful sense in the reader through frightening and terrifying themes, situations and descriptive images. When we read a horror book, everything is important, such as the storyline, characters and the whole atmosphere. It is meant to provoke and shock the reader with its exploration of the unknown. The depreciating value that horror has, will help us understand why something is indeed scary. Look at it this way, once you see the monster come into the light, and you see it for what it truly is, it will help you to be less afraid. This genre also has several sub-genres, some of them consist of; Gothic, Science fiction, Survival, Occult, Dark fantasy, Paranormal, etc. Each has its own distinct characteristics. 

Classic Horror books
If we think about some of the popular classic horror books, the first author that will pop up is most likely the gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe. The gothic novel is a subgenre under horror that specifically has a focus on death, originated in the 18th century and is mastered by him. In the 19th and 20th century the horror writers focused on something completely different, such as tales involving occult ideas, and the popular books Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Dracula by Bram Stoker came into the picture and still kept their relevance today. Frankenstein is a classic story about a scientist who accidentally creates a monster when his experiment goes horribly wrong. And Dracula is a gothic novel about a vampyre who has a desire to spread the undead curse to as many mortal humans as possible. These two popular stories are well known worldwide and they will never lose their relevance, no matter how old they get. That is the magic of being a classic.  

New Horror books
As for the newer horror books, 2019-2021 had been some epic years for horror fiction. It is an ever-evolving genre and so many new voices blossomed. Most of the popular horror stories today involve crime writing, especially serial killers, slashers, and the ghost of the past. Something about newly written gothic stories that take place in the Victorian-era is so thrilling to read about, here we find books like the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalo. The author incorporates themes of equality and social justice which takes the mystery of the infamous murderer to a whole new level. The main character Audrey Rose, eschews polite society for the very scandalous pastime of learning burgeoning science of forensic medicine. While she spends her time being captivated by science, there’s a serial killer on the loose. There’s nothing more thrilling and entertaining than reading about an inspiring heroine who solves mystery crimes. 
Children’s horror books are also important to address. Here we find Nightmares by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, where the younger audience can explore dark territory but at the same time be comforted. It is a book that’ll reassure you how to overcome the power of fear. The main character Charlie’s and his friends’ adventure in the Netherworld is harrowing, because they’re in constant danger, but together they try to face their fears and conquer their nightmares. 

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