In Search of Lost Dragons by Elian Black’Mor and Carine M
Published 3rd Febuary 2015 by Diamond Book Distributors & Dynamite Entertainment
I received a copy to read and review through Net Galley, so thank you to the Authors and Publisher for allowing me this opportunity.
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!
Gorgeous full-color paintings, accompanied by a unique story of world-wide exploration and dragon encounters!
The book is written as a sort of personal journal/scrapbook. I loved the collaboration of photos, paintings, sketches, newspaper articles, scribbled notes and cut out mementos. I really enjoyed reading little bits about the different dragons and their habitats. There is an underling plot of the explorer searching for Dragons, but the writing is minimal.
The pictures are absolutely divine. I would suggest reading this book as the Hardcover visual delight it was intended to be. As I was reading a reviewer eBook I had to keep zooming in to read the words, then zooming out to fully appreciate the illustrations – but I enjoyed it never the less.
I do think I will buy a hardcover copy, as it think this is a book my son would appreciate when he’s a bit older. Four Stars.