Out on 03 October 2024

Dragons, Wyverns and Serpents: Myths and Legends

Jean Menzies

03 October 2024
224 pages


We’ve all grown up with stories of magical dragons and mythical winged creatures. This thoroughly entertaining collection of stories draws on such tales from all over the world; from ancient Greece and Egypt, to 14th century China to France, Estonia, Ireland, Wales and beyond.

Dragons, Wyverns and Serpents: Myths and Legends is part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, pocket-sized classics bound in real cloth with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

Many tales relate stories of bravery and ingenuity against a seemingly indomitable and terrifying creature; there’s George and the Dragon from England and the famous Norse Myth of Fafnir. Some (but not many!) creatures are benevolent, for example the sea serpent in the Egyptian Tale of the Shipwrecked Soldier.

Each retelling contributes to a fascinating and lively overview of how a myriad mythical creatures are represented through time and across the globe.