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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Snake eye, tongue of fire





An Italian edition -- not the most recent one -- of a 2003 French book,  Histoires de Monstres et Dragons, "officially" for children 8 years old and older, but very interesting for grown-ups who love the fantasy lore. It includes the stories: The Sea Serpent, The Seven-Headed Beast, Beauty and the Beast, The Tarrasque (a sort of dragon), The Basilisk in the Pond, The Beast of Gévaudan (in France), The Kiss of the Winged Wyrm, reworked according to modern perception and beautifully illustrated by Bruno Pilorget, Nicolas Duffaut, Aljoscha Blau, Dominic Groebner.