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Magical Beasts (Enchanted World Series) (edition 1985)
by Time-Life Books (Editor)
Magical Beasts (Enchanted World) by Time-Life Books
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Magical Beasts is the second book in the Enchanted World Series that I've read recently. The book is split into three sections/chapters and covers many different beasts and myths from long ago.
This magical and mysterious volume has stories about beasts including Minotaur, Satyrs, Centaurs, Fomorians, dog-men, flying beasts, and unicorns. The first section covers "Vestiges of the Elder Days" and readers learn about some Greek Mythology.
I found the second section titled "Riders of the Wind" more interesting which highlights flying creatures like the Firebird of Russia and other strange creatures that scholars told about after their travels. It's interesting how some of these false tales formed. This section covers the manticore, the basilisk, and the peryton to name a few.
Chapter three, "Paragon of Purity" was probably my favorite section which covers unicorns and a few other horned creatures. It concludes with a tale about Alexander, the Macedonian King and his mighty horse.
These books contain stunning works of art and once again they steal the show. You can locate the artists in the back of the book and learn about where all these tales originated. I like the way this volume was put together and I think people who like to read fantasy would enjoy it. Some of the stories are strange and the artwork can be explicit at times, but the tales are interesting.
The Enchanted World Series is a book set of 21 volumes and I've been working to complete my set by purchasing a volume here and there. Some of of the volumes are more expensive than others. I recently read Wizards and Witches by Brendan Lehane and you can see that review HERE.
A collection of tales containing mythical animals from Greece, Egypt, and the Far East with a special chapter on unicorns. Part of the Enchanted World series from Time-Life books which also contains Magical Justice (1986).
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)398.2454 — Social sciences Customs, Etiquette, Folklore Folklore Folk literature Tales and lore of plants and animals Animals of legend
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