by Elian Black’Mor, Carine-M
Digital Edition – Read May 17, 2015
Original Release Date: February 11, 2011
Length: 224 pages
Gorgeous full-color paintings, accompanied by a unique story of world-wide exploration and dragon encounters! On the trail of dragons forgotten, an intrepid illustrator and reporter journeys from Europe through the Middle East and finally to Saigon in search of the dark caverns and mountaintop perches where the elusive winged serpents dwell. With the gift of seeing the invisible, our explorer friend records each encounter in a journal of gorgeous, fully painted artwork, capturing every majestic and fearsome visual detail of the scaly behemoths, and accompanies his findings with snippets of local lore as evidence that these hidden beasts continue to shape the world in ways we may never expect!
This was a beautiful book, I expect the print edition was even better than the digital copy that I received. The ‘story’ follows a traveler and his journey of discovery. The story isn’t important, and of course it is just mostly a journal about the dragons, interesting facts. I actually gave up on the reading part, as it was pretty superfluous, and focused on the art, the type of dragon the art was displaying. That was all that really mattered here. I mean with drawings like these:
It’s hard to not just sit and stare. This would be a great coffee table book for us fantasy geeks or just people who like some good art and sketches.
(I did receive this book free for an honest review)