Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons by Dugald Steer

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons

Written by Dugald Steer
Part of the Ology Series

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Dragonology was the start of the worldwide Ology phenomenon and has spawned many a book both about dragons but also pirates, Egypt, wizards, mythology and now monsters. Why not take a look at other dragonology titles such as Dragon's Eye, Tracking and Taming Dragons, Working with Dragons, Field Guide To Dragons? Also available in the 'Ology' series are Pirateology, Monsterology, Wizardology, Egyptology and Mythology.


Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons by Dugald Steer

Said to originate from the library of eminent Victorian dragonologist Dr Ernest Drake, this book imparts to readers the secrets of the ancient science of dragonology. Including a host of novelties such as an old letter, magic dust, dragon scales, gems, spells in envelopes, booklets of riddles and a guide to dragon runes, it is sure to appeal to anyone entranced by myths and magic. Dragonology was the start of the worldwide Ology phenomenon and has spawned many more books in the Dragon series, as well as Wizardology, Egyptology, Pirateology, and the most recent - Mythology.


"THIS is a magical account of dragons written as if it were ‘real’ like a dragon handbook. The illustrations are amazing with lift-up flaps, which even let you look inside the dragon to see bone and then muscle structure. Gruesome! The added extras really make this book special. There are miniature books, little secret envelopes, even some dragon dust to touch and a sample of dragon skin. This is a book as fascinating as it looks, full of facts and stories about dragons and their different types, history, biological facts and mythology. It’s a must-read for dragon lovers everywhere." - The Evening Chronicle

“For a child who has one foot in Middle Earth it would be hard to beat The Complete Book of Dragons (Templar £17.99) which is a jewel-studded scrapbook mixing reptilian fact and mythology. Told as if it were the collected wisdom of a late Victorian dragon hunter, the book is enhanced with specimen plates of shed skin and dragon dust well as Ralph Steadman-esque anatomies of our firebreathing friends. Along the way there are manifold pieces of wisdom for budding dragonologists, some - 'a flame-proof cloak may prove invaluable' - more obvious than others.” - The Observer

About the Author

Dugald Steer

Dugald A. Steer was born in 1965 and lives in Surrey. His love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and Philosophy at Bristol University where he was an avid contributor to the Poetry Society Magazine. After stints working for Friends of the Earth and the Duchy of Lancaster Office, Dugald trained to teach English and spent the next five years in Spain, living in Galicia and Andalucia, writing in his spare time.

Dugald Steer now works as a freelance author for Templar Publishing, for whom he worked as an inhouse writer and editor for ten years. He has written a large number of books, including Mythical Mazes, Scary Fairies, An Accidental Christmas, Just One More Story and The Night Tiger among others. He has also made contributions to many of Templar’s best known series’, including Maurice Pledger’s Peek and Find series, and Derek Matthews’ highly successful Happy Snappy® series, for which he has written many books. He has edited many other books, has created Picture This... and Alphabet with Alison Jay and has also written The Toys’ Easter Surprise and the Little Mouse series. Dugald has wrote the handbook How to Be a Knight which he recently followed up with How to be an Explorer. Dugald Steer is the author of the hugely successful Ology™ series that includes Dragonology™ and Monsterology™ (writing as Dr. Ernest Drake), Egyptology (as Emily Sands), Wizardology™ (as the wizard Merlin!), Pirateology™ (as Capt. William Lubber) and Mythology (as Lady Hestia Evans), as well as the Ology™ handbooks, model packs, field guides and the Dragonology™ Pocket Adventures. After the success of The Dragon’s Eye, Dug is working on the forthcoming second novel in The Dragonology™ Chronicles – The Dragon Diary, as well as the top-secret seventh title in the Ology series!

‘In the library with Dugald Steer’ - quick fire questions and answers from the author of the Ology books

The Hobbit, by JRR Tollkien

The [insert the name of your diet plan here] plan diet

An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears

Far too long a list. For modern children’s writers, try Jaqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, Daniel Handler, Jonathan Storud, Michael Morpurgo, Anthony Horowitz, Karl Hiaasen, Marcus Sedgwick and that nice Potter lady

Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Thousand Nights and a Night, by Unknown

Three authors: Michael Moorcock, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis

In the morning

Merlin, from Thomas Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur

Sir Francis Bacon aka William Shakespeare


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28 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st October 2003




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