Curtis JoblingFrom the author of the hugely popular Wereworld series comes the action-packed and hilarious story of Max Helsing, the last in the van Helsing family line of monster hunters. He can coax ghouls out of graveyards, battle wild guardians in the woods, and face down the wrath of fire demons armed with little more than a flashlight and a slingshot. Now he’s just got to survive middle school…
Max Helsing: Monster Hunter Series : Titles in Order
Fans of Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse and the Wereworld series will love this action-packed ride, full of laughs, gore, and fantastic beasts!
Between carrying on the monster-hunting tradition of his family, the van Helsings, and trying to stay out of trouble at school, Max is ready for a day off. So when his class heads to the mountains on a camping trip, Max can’t wait to leave the stress behind and get his s’mores on. But monster-hunting doesn’t take a vacation, and soon Max and his gearhead friend Syd find themselves seeking the answers to who—or what—is behind a raft of mysterious camper kidnappings. The locals say it’s a bigfoot, rumored to roam the forest, but as more and more magical beasts rear their shaggy, scaly, and horned heads, Max starts to wonder if what’s afoot is something even bigger—and scarier—than the Beast of Bone Creek.
* “[A] gore-spattered, bone-crunching series opener.”—Booklist, starred review
Max is just your average kid growing up in Gallows Hill, a small town outside of Boston—well, except that he lives in a gothic mansion with an old former prizefighter, and his after-school job is carrying on the monster-hunting tradition of his family, the van Helsings.
Despite the bloody legacy he’s inherited, Max always tries to be kind and fair to the ghouls, demons, and other creatures he encounters. So he’s confused when monsters start attacking him willy-nilly—even those he thought of as friends. Max discovers he’s been cursed by an evil Warlock who intends to reclaim the earth for the monsters. To save his life, Max must rely on his gearhead friend Syd, his boy-genius neighbor Wing, and his brand-new puppy for help. But time is running out, and if they can’t figure out how to break the Thirteenth Curse, Max—and the world as we know it—will be in deep, deep trouble…
From the author of the Wereworld series!
“Max, a hero in the vein of a young Indiana Jones, is more at ease facing demons than managing middle school, and his wisecracking attitude and quick thinking make for entertaining reading.” —Publishers Weekly