A review by bookishrabbit
The Book of Dragons, by Jonathan Strahan


Most of these stories are EXTREMELY loose interpretations of dragons. Many of them don't have an actual dragon in them. Majority are also modern day, with dragons that intermingle with humans or live blandly human lives.

I admit I am pretty old school when it comes to dragons, and prefer them classic, like Tolkien (ironically this book starts and ends with a Tolkien quote. And the stories within are nothing similar).

If you are looking for adventure and flames and blood and gold, this one isn't for you. I found a couple stories I still enjoyed, especially at the end, that met more of my expectations. But 90% of these aren't memorable in any way. Glad I got this one from the library.

Side note, the illustrations are gorgeous and the book is physically beautiful.