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Description: 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 favourite 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 mesmerising creatures as well as their terrifying power over civilisations. 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 and Dragons and Dragonlance. You can visit his website at www.douglasniles.com. SELLING POINTS: With a striking embossed cover and beautiful illustrations throughout, this captivating collection is the perfect resource for dragon lovers Author Douglas Niles has written 30+ novels for Dragonlance, a series that has sold more than 22 million copies New York Times bestselling author Margaret Weis is the co-creator of Dragonlance, one of the most popular shared worlds in fiction Illustrated

Publisher: Peribo

ISBN: 9781440562150

Dimensions: 19.00 and 14.00 cm

Publish Date: Dec 1 2013 12:00AM

Page Count: 224.00