In Search of Lost Dragons is a unique book and if you’re up to it, it will take you on an enlightening journey. You have to use your imagination to truly get the most out of this book. It is a travel journal like no other.
Elian Black ‘Mor is searching for dragons. Large pictures highlight his finds; and bits of newspaper articles, photographs, and even circus type shows, create the illusion of his travels and what he encounters. Scientific sketches appear to illustrate the size of the dragon he’s seen. And, while you are following his journey, this is a journal not a story. Brief entries tell you where he is, who he is with, what he is seeing and other details, but they are definitely not in story format. At times, it feels as if there is a touch of steampunk wrapped into this book. It definitely is not set in current times but in perhaps the 19th century.
I found this book interesting but not one that I was going to sit down and read cover to cover in one sitting. It is broken up into two separate journeys but even that may not be enough. There is a lot of information being given and, like all science, it takes a while to digest all that information. I was surprised to see that all of the journal entries were in cursive writing. This limits the people who can read this book as many school systems are no longer teaching cursive writing. That is a shame as I can see this book would interest many younger, imaginative people. Overall, I liked this book though I’m sure I missed some of the details as there was so much to take in. But, if you ever wanted to know about dragons of any shape, size or location, this is the book for you.
Elian Black’Mor is off on a journey to locate lost dragons and to find a fellow explorer. His journey takes him all over the world where he finds remains of dragons and perhaps even some real ones. It matters not if he is on an ocean or climbing mountains, dragons were everywhere and Elian is sketching them all.
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!