Solstice is past and the long deep night.
As the light returns, wishing a happy Chanukah to one and all.
Chanukah, Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa – the next few weeks are rife with reasons to celebrate and exchange gifts. When better to spread a little draconic cheer – and wisdom. But what to give the dracophile who has most everything?
For the Dragon lover on your holiday list – modesty be damned – I recommend:
Here be Dragons.
…Not the slavering, whimsical monsters from childhood fancies, but real Dragons – fierce, complex, wondrous, and wild. They do not require our belief; they never have.
With hard science and myth, empirical wisdom and original line drawings, The Dragon Keeper’s Handbook is the draconic enchiridion for the modern world, providing everything you need to know about these extraordinary beings. From disparate theories of Dragon evolution and the golden geometry of their form to modern conservation efforts and how to release a well-weaned orphan back into the wild, this book answers all your questions, even those you didn’t know to ask. From awe-inspiring Cosmic Creators to wee pisuhänds guarding hearth and home, discover the habits and habitats of Dragons and pseudo-dragons both familiar and rare.
The Dragon Keeper’s Handbook shows us how human and Dragon lives are bound together and why Dragons are now – and ever will be – relevant: In their wildness lie lessons for us all.
Here Dragonfire sears the grass and the wind dances with Dragon-song. Here you’ll find true Dragons, real flesh-and-blood creatures that are as fiercely alive and majestic as they were thousands of years ago.
This essential, comprehensive introduction to Dragons is filled with what everyone must know about these extraordinary creatures. Whether a casual dracophile or a dedicated Dragon keeper, come explore what Dragons have to teach us about the world and ourselves. Discover how, with care and devotion, you can help save them from extinction.
Well, Solstice 2012 is here and despite all the fretting and misinformed dooms-daying, the world is still here, more or less intact. Now is not the time for a long exegesis on Mayan cosmology and the long count, but I just want to wish everyone a very joyful Solstice – winter or summer depending on your hemisphere. It is the start of a new age – the 5th Age. Let’s try to prove the Maya right and make it better than the last one.
If you are are not yet Solsticed out, drop by Word Shark Karen S. Elliott’s blog and enjoy a mythic tale, Of Avalon & Mistletoe: A Solstice Carol.