Friday 7 June 2019
Review: Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons - Dugald A. Steer
Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of their notorious hoarding habits. Here are just a few of DRAGONOLOGY'S fascinating features:
— Novelty item on every spread, including tactile samples of dragon wings, dragon scales, and dragon skin
— Booklet of dragon riddles (indispensable to the burgeoning dragonologist)
— Sealed envelope containing a powerful dragon-calling spell
— Embossed faux leather cover with silver foil, encrusted with three dragon gems
In his afterword, Dr. Drake reveals that one of the crucial goals of dragonologists is to preserve the magnificent creatures of their study wherever possible - a goal this tongue-in-cheek volume most affectionately achieves. An incomparable gift for secret dragonologists everywhere!
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Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons is an absolutely gorgeous hardback that will thrill dragon lovers of all ages. Set out a little like a scrapbook this book includes all kinds of information about dragons, from maps of their locations, tips on how to train, diagrams of their bones and muscles and even an explanation on how they can breathe fire. It's packed with all sorts of fun information and really does read like an old journal of someone who has spent decades watching dragons in their wild habitats.
The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and there are loads of little extras like fold out maps, flaps to look under, secret codes and even stroke-able textured skin samples with added glitter and sparkle. The front cover has a beautiful dragon embossed in metallic red that shimmers when the light hits it (I've tried to show that in one of the pictures below but it's really hard to capture in a photo) and it's even embedded with three small green gemstones. The final picture of a dragon at the back of the book even has a large gemstone eye.
The quality of this book is absolutely fantastic and it's a must have for dragon lovers of all ages, just have a look at some of the pictures below and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about!
Source: Gift from my Mum (she always finds the best presents!)
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