Janus Silang And The Creatures of Tabon


Monsters live in the darkest corners of our dreams, existing only as nightmares, but sometimes they find a way out. When dreams and the waking world collide how can we know what is real? Janus Silang and the Creature of Tabon tells the chilling tale of a boy’s courageous actions amidst a shadowy world and his struggle to overcome the nightmares in his waking life.

Janus is like most teenagers – he argues with his parents, wishes he had a girlfriend, and is obsessed with video games, especially one where the players fight against monsters from Philippine folklore. It’s all very ordinary, until one day when everything falls apart.

During an online tournament at a local internet cafe, all the players fall dead, save for Janus. The horror deepens as the deaths multiply across the country and Janus is contacted by a stranger, a survivor of the tournaments like himself, who asks to help solve the mystery. Along the way, Janus discovers a hidden truth in the game he has been playing and its connection with a nightmarish creature from the ancient caves of Tabon that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.

Adapted from the Philippine National Book Award-winning novel, Janus Silang and the Creature of Tabon takes the reader on a journey of discovery as Janus learns the truth about the supernatural realm of mythical creatures that surround us and how he and his family are connected to this magical world.

‘Finally, a hero like Janus Silang claims his space in our imagination. He rises above the challenges and gives hope – a bright star leading us out of the darkness.’ – Dan Matutina, award-winning illustrator and graphic designer

Age range 16+

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ISBN: 9780804856683 Categories: , ,

Edgar Calabia Samar

Tuttle Publishing


Pages: 176

Publication Date: 2015 and 2019

English translation: 2023

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