Veins of the Earth is a monstrous monster tome and setting book by +Patrick Stuart and Scrap Princess. I recently got a copy and am still in the process of reading through it. It's a massive hardcover book (especially for something released by Lamentations of the Flame Princess) coming in at 357 pages before the thorough index and appendices. Like all LotFP books, it makes great use of space and includes useful material on both inside covers. It also has two sewn in bookmarks and the paper is a thick stock.
A majority of the book is a detailed survey of new monsters that inhabit the Veins (which btw sounds so much cooler than Underdark). I'm about half way through that section and each monster I've read has been quite entertaining and original. Patrick's prose blends perfectly with the art of Scrap Princess.
I'll talk about the book in more detail when I've finished it, but so far I'm thoroughly impressed by it.
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