The Dragon Companion should be in bookshops (in Australia) next week (1st October). It is an A-Z encyclopedia of dragons.
black dog books has set up a terrific microsite for the Companion. It has some of the illustrations from the book. Here’s another one.
There are extracts from the book as well. The extracts are all to do with Chinese dragons and it shows how the cross referencing works. It’s a bit like a link on a website that leads you to another place, except that you have to turn the pages of course!
If a word is highlighted in gold, that means there is an entry in the book with that name. For example if you come across the word “blood” printed in gold, you turn to the letter B and look for the entry by that name (I can’t make word gold on this blog!). There you’ll learn all about dragons’ blood.
Also wherever you see a golden dragon claw symbol there will be a list of other linked entries. You turn to the relevant letter and look for these entries.