Mythical Creatures and Magical Beasts: An Illustrated Book of Monsters from Timeless Folktales, Folklore and Mythology: Volume 2 (Legendary Lores) Kindle Edition
By ZAYDEN STONE.
Do you believe in mythology? Do you like reading folklore and stories that make you curious and provide answers to all your questions and resolve all your mysteries?
I always had an avid interest in knowing the truth behind the legends or the stories our old generations are aware of. Browsing through the internet, I have tried to read about mythical creatures.
This book is one place to find answers to all those curious questions. The narration keeps you engrossed.
This book is divided into six different sections. Arthropoda, An Ancient Aviary, Cryptic Canines, The Eternal Hiss, Unusual Ungulates, and Aquatic beasts.
My favorite story was – Uchchaihshrava, written during the famous Samudra Manthan between the Devas and the Asuras. I loved the poetry at the start.
“Something began to rise out of the foam, but it was not the elixir. It was a horse as white as the purest milk and as radiant as the moon. First, one hand appeared, then another, until there were seven…”
The poetry gives you a clear picture of what was happening during the Amrit Manthan.
Overall, this book keeps you captivated until the end and gives you a canvas to imagine and ponder. The writing style is engaging and keeps you hooked on the story. The poetry at the start of every chapter is a treat to read, and I loved reading all of them.
All the stories have been thoroughly researched. You can check the reference links at the end of the book.
I applaud the author for putting together such a remarkable book. This book can be read again as it lets you live in the imagination of another world altogether. A must-read.