Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dragons: A Beautifully Illustrated Quest for the World's Greatest Dragon Myths

Author: Jonathan Evans

First line: Dragons and dragon myths are ubiquitous in world history and culture.

Why you should read this book: It's exactly what it claims to be: a beautifully illustrated collection of dragon myths from ancient to medieval, grouped by region of the world, first eastern, then western. Most of the illustrations derive from historical sources and are reproduced in loving detail. A fairly basic overview.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're not a dragon-obsessed otherkin who compulsively collects dragon artifacts.

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