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Dragons: The Myths, Legends, & Lore

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A fantastic collection of draconic tradition!

Since the Bronze Age, people have been fascinated, enchanted, and even frightened by tales of mystical dragons. With this book, you will unravel the history and mystery behind these serpentine beasts with folklore, mythology, and poetry from every tradition in the world. From the Slavic Zmey Gorynych, bearing its three fire-brea
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published September 18th 2013 by Adams Media Corporation (first published August 1st 2013)
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Mar 29, 2014 Lyra rated it it was amazing
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This was a great book with the legends and stories of dragons of different cultures. Unlike other dragon guides, it didn't pretend it was written by some magician or traveler in a mystical world, which was a good change.
Nov 07, 2016 Kaitlin rated it really liked it
This was fascinating. I really enjoyed just how many myths and legends from all corners if the Earth (and beyond) were covered. getting to meet many of these wyrms, nagas and scales Monsters and hear about their influence, 'powers' and devotees I can see a pattern around certain themes, morals and set ups. Being able to listen to a while load of stories all at once make spotting themes and discovering more a lot easier and more fun. I really, really enjoyed all of the individual recounts of the ...more
Jan 23, 2016 Michael rated it liked it
Finally my prayers have been answered a book that is all about dragons!!!!

A wonderfully designed book that is full of interesting and greatly varying dragon lore and myth. While the book does repeat some information a little bit it's not really a bad thing. As a dragon lover this was the perfect book for me!! I particularly loved the section that discussed dragons from pop culture (Smaug was of course included, but there was no Game of Thrones WTF up with that!?!?). I really appreciated the gol
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If you have ever wanted to learn about dragons look no further this book covers all kinds of myths and such about dragons of all types from all over the world. There are pictures in this book as well.
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Douglas Niles is a fantasy author and game designer. Niles was one of the creators of the Dragonlance world and the author of the first three Forgotten Realms novels, and the Top Secret S/I espionage role-playing game. He currently resides in Delavan, Wisconsin with his wife, Christine, and two Bouviets, Reggie and Stella. He enjoys playing his guitar, cooking, and visiting with family.

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