Since before recorded history, we have lived with Dragons. We’ve summoned them from the mists with our longing and banished them twice as quickly with our fear. These leathery-winged, mountainous creatures are elemental, capable of commanding Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. They fly across the face of the moon and dive beneath the seas. They can be loyal, loving, elegant, musical, fierce, and wise. They are The Wonder that inhabits our dreams.
Using everything from myth to hard science, The Dragon Keeper’s Handbook puts everything you need to know about Dragons right at your fingertips. With wit and wisdom, it explores Dragons, both famil- iar and rare, and how our relationships with these fiercely splendid crea- tures have shaped each other and the Earth. A serious study for adults and cryptoherpetologists alike, it treats Dragons as real, flesh and blood beings as well as mythic and cosmic entities. With almost forty breath- taking illustrations, this is truly the sum of all things Dragon!
I have always been fascinated with the concept of magic. Fairy tales and science fiction have always filled my bookshelves, and I have favored stories that emphasize characters that have ordinary lives, but have extra-ordinary abilities. As a child, I would read and re-read these tales, convinced that there was something more, something hidden... read this article