Legends about dragons have existed since time immemorial. They have a firm place in almost all cultures and religions. But what is so fascinating about these fire-breathing mythical creatures? And where do they come from? Johan Egerkrans has previously brought creatures and gods of the north as well as undead from all over the world to life in his unique style - and now he takes on dragons. In a detailed and expressively illustrated volume, they are introduced in a whole new way. We meet the cunning serpent in paradise and Nidhögg, the dragon from Norse mythology. We get to know Japanese dragonesses and make the acquaintance of legendary dragon slayers such as Kadmos, St. Goeran and Beowulf along with their scale-covered arch-enemies.