Vaesen by Johan Egerkrans
Illustrated by Johan Egerkrans
Published in 2013; English translation published in 2017
Susan Beard Translation
Genre: Scandinavian Folklore
“All over the world and throughout the ages, people have been convinced that we are not alone on this earth.”
Humans have always been in touch with nature, but there is a strange wildness that eludes us, so it makes sense that our cultures would believe in some fae creatures that are somewhere between ourselves and nature. Vaesen, by Johan Egerkrans, focuses on the Scandinavian variety of spirits, fairies, and other mystical folk found in the legends of the world. Using his unique style and drawing from an impressive amount of sources for information, Egerkrans creates a fantastical tome for anyone seeking to familiarize themselves with the fae folk.