Giveaway: Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

Posted 13 July, 2015 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Giveaway, Review | 8 Comments

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Okay, y’all. While I’m off to the Emerald Isle, drinking Guinness and ogling smexy Irishmen, I’ve got a super-cool giveaway for you! Master of horror Guillermo del Toro and his writing partner, Daniel Kraus, have partnered up with illustrator Sean Murray to create a truly cool (and horror-filled, of course. This is del Toro of The Strain and Pan’s Labyrinth, of course) YA story filled with hungry trolls and lost boys. I mean, check out this sample of Murray’s gorgeously rendered illustrations, which are scattered throughout the book! Most excellent nightmare fuel right there.

Just scroll down and enter for the chance to win a copy of Trollhunters, a hoodie, and more swag, all provided by the fantastic people at Disney-Hyperion!


Copyright: Sean Murray


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.

TrollhuntersCreativeTeamFrom 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 stories. Kraus’ debut novel, 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.


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.



Avoid becoming a monster’s next meal! One (1) winner will receive:
· Branded Trollhunters zip-up hoodie and pins;
· Candy bones and a copy of Trollhunters.

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.

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“Guillermo del Toro’s name on the cover of a children’s book –  be sure the adventure is not for the timid hearted! He knows the young want stories that do not lie about the shadows under beds and bridges – and in human hearts. Trollhunters teaches us about both kinds. About true friendship, grim and slimy heroes, the strength of outsiders- and the courage it takes to face everyday life.” – Cornelia Funke, Bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy

“Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus have deftly forged a thrilling, nightmare-inducing monstrous world filled with terrifying trolls, lost boys and mysterious artifacts. The gruesome text, paired with ghoulish illustrations, makes for a fantastic adventure in an underground kingdom that’s just a dangerous as the trials and tribulations of middle school. I’m never looking under my bed again.” – Tony DiTerlizzi, Bestselling author and co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles


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8 Responses to “Giveaway: Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus”

  1. traci16

    Wow…Great pictures. Definitely makes you curious to get into the book. Favorite tv shows…The Strain(corny, I know) and Salem. Probably not old enough to remember,but when I was a kid the Nightstalker tv show scared t be hell out of me..just throwing that out!! Any who, thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

  2. Amber Terry

    My favorite scary show is Tales From the Crypt and my favorite scary movie is probably Grave Encounters or The Conjuring.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Mary Loki

    I am a HUGE fan of El Laberinto Del Fauno! I have seen it so many times and own the soundtrack! The ending still make me cry and the eye hand man still scares the crap out of me!