Breverton�s Phantasmagoria by Terry Breverton — book review

Breverton’s Phantasmagoria by Terry Breverton. Quercus ‘9.99

Reviewed by Jan Edwards

Breverton’s Phantasmagoria is subtitled ‘A Compendium of Monsters, Myths and Legends’, and that about sums it up. It covers a whole raft of myths and legends from people and places to maps and strange sightings. An A to Z of research from Alchemist to Werewolves and from the Taos Hum to Zorro’s Treasure, giving you tantalizing tidbits of information, with many line drawings and photos to illustrate the points. Though it does not give a great deal of space to in-depth entries on any one subject, Breverton’s Phantasmagoria promises to be an invaluable little gem (373 pages), not just for the basic facts but also providing endless inspiration for any and every fantasy writer; or indeed anyone with a curiosity for the odd and mysterious.

Breverton’s Phantasmagoria by Terry Breverton. Quercus ‘9.99

Reviewed by Jan Edwards

Breverton’s Phantasmagoria is subtitled ‘A Compendium of Monsters, Myths and Legends’, and that about sums it up. It covers a whole raft of myths and legends from people and places to maps and strange sightings. An A to Z of research from Alchemist to Werewolves and from the Taos Hum to Zorro’s Treasure, giving you tantalizing tidbits of information, with many line drawings and photos to illustrate the points. Though it does not give a great deal of space to in-depth entries on any one subject, Breverton’s Phantasmagoria promises to be an invaluable little gem (373 pages), not just for the basic facts but also providing endless inspiration for any and every fantasy writer; or indeed anyone with a curiosity for the odd and mysterious.