Dragons: The Myths, Legends, and Lore (Hardcover)
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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-breathing heads, to J.R.R. Tolkien's Smaug, who laid entire towns to waste, the thrilling stories surrounding these fierce monsters are sure to captivate anyone who has ever dreamed of running into one during his or her travels. Whether you're interested in exploring the history and culture or just want to learn more about your favorite types of dragons, the legendary tales in this book will transport you to a time when these mythical creatures ruled the land, sea, and sky.
Complete with hundreds of imaginative illustrations, Dragons reveals the magnificent beauty of these mesmerizing creatures as well as their terrifying power over civilizations.
About the Author
Doug Niles is the author of fifty fantasy and science fiction books and more than 100 gaming adventures, rulebooks, and accessory products. His work has helped shape the Dragonlance shared universe, and set the stage for the Forgotten Realms novels as well. Doug is a charter member of the Alliterates Writing Society, a writers' group of novelists and game designers with roots in realms such as Dungeons & Dragons and Dragonlance. You can visit his website at www.douglasniles.com.