Dragons & Treasures
There have been more releases to the Young Adventurers Guide Series! Today I present to you Dragons & Treasures. This book was written by Jim Zub, Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler. This Ten Speed Press book is copyright 2022 and focuses on all the Dragon types and their hoards. Dragons are a monster best known due to it being in the title of D&D. Growing up dragons were one of my favorite mythical creatures. This guide book has many images and facts dealing with dragons. This book is 156 pages cover to cover. Covered in this journal are Chromatic, Metallic, Gem and Dragonborn’s. Other fun facts include that of the skeletal features and diet of a dragon (for those children wanting to create a pet dragon), the life cycle from wyrm, to elder and beyond and the societal pieces behind dragon kind. There are also things for the inspiring Gm like Dragon lairs, hoard and magic items. The bards in the party will enjoy reading about “The Old Man with the Canaries” (Aka Bahamian), “Dragotha,” “Fyrnanth the Fate-Finder,” and “Io.”
As always I enjoy that there are danger levels to warn adventurers about the possible deaths and harm levels between the different dragons. The art work was stunning for each of the different dragons presented. The copper dragon on pg 25, the amethyst dragon on pg 33 and the icy scene on pg 86 are some of my favorite art pieces from this book. The tiny Tiamat on page 106 also was quite precious, and I wish I could give my classroom a book where the dragons popped out and flew around the reader. I also liked that they included a list of lesser dragons as Dragon Turtles and Pseudodragons usually show up in my campaigns.