Finally, a book emerges on the 'reality' of dragons, instead of bathing the legends of such creatures in fantasy. Richard Freeman is a zoologist and explorer who has travelled across the world in search of huge snakes and mystery reptiles. 'Dragons: More Than A Myth ?' looks at not only the folklore of such fire-breathing, leather-skinned, and winged wonders, but also gives us many accounts to ponder over, suggesting that in the more murky, remote areas of the world there could indeed exist creatures which resemble the beasts we have relegated to myth.
Richard also proves that such scaled leviathan's are not only confined to the more exotic locations, but Britain also harbour's several fascinating legends which aren't all the work of misinterpretation and hoax.
From giant worms, to monstrous snakes, and from the basilisk, to the cultural dragons of Asia, this is a must-read book for anyone seeking the truth as to why such beasts have become so popular the world over. From the flesh-eating monsters of New Guinea's dark forests, to Gambia's Ninka Nanka, a strange creature said to have been buried on a stretch of beach. Richard even looks into the legends of Loch Ness, and touches upon the more esoteric theories which could explain a small amount of water monsters.
At almost 300 pages, you'll find 'Dragons...' a thrilling ride. This essential book is for monster hunter's, dragon slayer's, believers...and non-believer's everywhere, and will leave one and all feeling more informed about the most celebrated yet often misunderstood monster of folklore.
Are dragons more than just a myth ? It seems so...