Writer: Anna Claybourne, illustrated by Good Wives and Warriors
Publishing House: Laurence King Publishing
Date of Publication: September 15th 2020
Rating: 5 stars
‘’The Elves explained that this chain, called Gleipnir, was made from six ingredients:
- The sound of a cat’s footsteps
- The roots of a mountain
- The beard of a woman
- The sinews of a bear
- The breath of a fish
- The spittle of a bird.’’
Isn’t it wonderful how we see images in our minds? How we form them and give them shape and voice? From the face on the moon to the shapes in the clouds, and all those strange creatures, the offspring of our imagination (or are they…?) that have shaped our fears and warn us to be cautious, to respect what we cannot understand.
Which we don’t but that is a discussion for another time.
Creatures known and obscure from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. From Pegasus to Chimera, from Medusa to Fenrir, from Quetzalcoatl to Encantado and Zilant, from Ratatoskr to Anansi, from the Yeti to Anubis and Bastet, from Shenlong to Barong and Tanuki, travel around the world guided by a rather formidable company.
Amazing artwork, brilliantly written.
Many thanks to Laurence King Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.