The Monstrumologist (Paperback)
Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List
“Wow! The 13-year-old Monster Freak that I once was would have loved this story of a monster-hunting doctor and his apprentice. Yancey has created a terrific, original monster in a story that is not for the squeamish!”
— Doug Thornsjo, Colby College Bookstore, Waterville, ME
So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown accustomed to his late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was eating her, Will's world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagus--a headless monster that feeds through a mouth in its chest--and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatenning to overtake and consume our world before it is too late.
The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the spirit of HP Lovecraft with the storytelling ability of Rick Riorden.