Friday, July 15, 2016

Expolring My Bookshelves #3 -Mythical Creature

Exploring My Bookshelves #3
Mythical Creature
created by Victoria @ Addlepate and Book Nerds
co-hosted by Shannon @ For the Love of Words
The meme: Every Friday, participants share a photo of their
bookshelves and post on a specific topic or question about them.

Kazul, King of the Dragons
Peter de Seve's cover artwork for Dealing With Dragons
This week's was a tough pick because I have so much fantasy crammed onto my shelves. And one can't just pick 'dragon' in general, can they? There are far too many different kinds and unique variations in every fantasy book.

Kazul wins out in the end because she is funny, wry, clever, and has been a constant in my reading life since I was nine.

Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Summary (via Goodreads):

A Princess's work is never done—not even when she becomes a queen!

Princess Cimorene is now Queen Cimorene ...and she's faced with her first queenly crisis—the Enchanted Forest is threatened with complete destruction!

Those wizards are back—and they've become very smart. (Sort of.) They've figured out a way to take over the forest once and for all...and what they have planned isn't pretty.

With a little help from Kazul the dragon king, Morwen the witch, Telemain the magician, two cats, and a blue, flying donkey-rabbit named—what else?—Killer, Cimorene might just be able to stop them.

And some people think that being a queen is easy.

Special Bonus! While I was searching for images of Kazul, I came across this dream casting for a Searching for Dragons film and it's beautiful. I especially love the choices for Telemain and Mendanbar. ^_^

What's a favorite mythical creature from your bookshelf?


  1. Awww Kazul! I actually just 'met' Kazul last year and I've been working my way through the series this year. I only have the last book left but Kazul is definitely a favorite. I do wish I'd read these in my youth though :)

    1. I'm so glad you found them! They're some of my favorites. =) Don't miss 'Book of Enchantments'; it's an anthology with at least two Enchanted Forest stories.