The Monster Man – King of Fools by Chad Hunter

 Damian Malachi is a best-selling horror writer, loving husband and dedicated father. However, Malachi holds a dark secret. As a young boy, he disappeared for two days only to return different – changed. In what felt like a
lifetime, Damian was stolen to Sanctuary, a place where the monsters that we know in fiction were real and had all but destroyed humanity. In Sanctuary, Malachi discovered a dark power binding him to the powers of
the lumbering Frankenstein’s Monster, the savage Werewolf, the feral Fish-Man, the enigmatic Mummy and the tyrannical Dracula. Trained by the poetic and repentant Igor and the undead Van Helsing, Damian Malachi became the Monster Man – a chimera of all the monsters and their greatest threat. Today, two decades later, with more children missing and his family threatened, Damian must go back to the world that stole him once and may kill him now.

We all have monsters we fear. Whether it is vampires, werewolves, mummies, or other scary creatures of the night, the author has them all in this book.
When he was a 9 year old boy, Damien fell into the other Earth one night, Earth filled with dark and scary monsters. After much training and a talk with an old gypsy, it’s discovered that he is the “the one” and he turns into a creature, himself. As the Monster Man, he fights against the ugly, horrible creatures of the night.
For a horror, this book is far more interesting than scary. Yes, there are creatures that some have nightmares about. But, the author has so much detail (yet, not too much), that they are fascinating and become almost “humanized”. I couldn’t help but want to know more about each creature and what made them what they are.
This story is a creative one, well worth the time to read. I devoured it in one sitting and enjoyed the world building and characters a lot.