Books on Dragonology: What You Want to Know

Written by on April 14, 2014 in Dragons, Toy Collections, Toy Collections Books with 1 Comment

Books-on-DragonologyThose of us who love to collect dragon toys and figurines are probably also interested in the dragon-lore. I know I am, so I went in search of books on dragonology. The study and understanding of dragons. Agreed, we are talking mythical creatures, but fascinating studies nonetheless.

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons

This particular book tops my list of the best books on dragonology. Editor, Dugald Steer, takes the writings of “dragon expert” Dr. Ernest Drake and makes a truly amazing faux non-fiction book out of it.

Even though Dr. Drake became the dragon expert in the late 1800’s, his work is still the most complete on dragons. This is prepared as though we are talking about a truly scientific manual for the study of dragons.

OK, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but still incredible in all its detail. I was delighted with the illustrations. Beautiful works. Plus, this book has a fold-out map of dragon locations through out the world. Now, that’s fun.

Drake’s Comprehensive Compendium of Dragonology

I couldn’t help myself. I flipped over this one. Again we have the great dragon expert Dr. Ernest Drake giving the world his wonderful writings about dragons. All about dragons.

The Compendium of Dragonology is a great complement to Dragonology: the Complete Book of Dragons. You will find some information repeated, but there’s plenty more. Like how dragons breathe fire! That got me as one of the best – and most fascinating – features of this book.

This can certainly stand alone, but I recommend you get both books. Any lover of dragons and collector of dragon toys and figurines will love these books.

The publisher for these books claims they are for middle grade students. I’m quite a bit older than that and found these books just as appealing as any child would.

Bottom line: any age that can read books and that enjoys any aspect of dragons will love both the Complete Dragonology and the Compendium of Dragons.

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  1. Cynthia says:

    I have never seen this book before. It looks like one my son would love owning!

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