|Posted by Bartimus Maximus (Bartie) on March 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM|
What is a Ghoul? A ghoul is a folkloric demon associated with graveyards and generally consumes human flesh, often classified as the undead, but not a Zombie. The creature also preys on young children, drinks blood, eats the dead, and has been known on occasion to take the form of the eaten person.
A ghoul is a member of a nocturnal, subterranean race – living underground, or in the case of Nina Beana and the Owenroake Treasure Hunters, they live in Crystal’s Caverns. Some ghouls were once human, but a diet of human corpses, and long periods of living underground in the dark, mutated them into horrific skeletal beings with dripping, rotting flesh clinging to their bones.
The ghouls in Nina Beana and the Owenroake Treasure Hunters have remained underground in the dark for centuries. They are more animal than human and continue in the tradition of Ghouls, to eat human flesh - hoping to become human again. They are loyal to evil, although they are not free thinkers. They choose to obey the evil sorcerer in the series, Zortimer. They prove to be very strong, determined, and look very frightening. Ariana points out that although they are not intelligent, they do become formidable in packs. Ghouls do not make good pets. You do not want to feed, pet, or attempt to leash a ghoul under any circumstances.
Stay tuned to learn what one of the monster foes our hero’s will face in Book 2, Nina Beana and the Magic Goblet of Gyandor!