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Dragons & Other Rare Creatures:
The Books

Dragons & Other Rare Creatures is a series of guide books (many with matching playing cards and oracle decks) created by author/illustrator Jessica Cathryn Feinberg. 

 

The series has been entirely funded via Kickstarter/Patreon and is available in the in the RareDragons.Shop store and on Amazon.com.

Below is a list of all the books in the series (newest to oldest) with their details.

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Botanical Beasts

75 unique creatures all inspired by plants including flowers, trees, herbs, and more. Full color illustrations of each creature, plus detailed lore about them included! Creatures include dragons, griffins, mermaids, faeries, trolls, gnomes, and more.

150 Pages.  May/June 2022.

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50 Extraordinary Dragons

Meet 50 of the most amazing dragons in the world in this 200 page book! Full color illustrations and lots of lore included such as when the dragons were last spotted, their eggs, their diets and more!

200 Pages. March 2022.

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Arcane Creatures

A full color guide to Arcane Creatures: the most ancient, mysterious, powerful, and secret creatures. Each creature is inspired by mythology or folklore and has a large full-color picture plus details about it. This book can be used for ideas for further oracle card interpretation with the matching oracle deck, collected as an art book, or as a creature-guide for fans of fantasy and table-top gamers!

Released: September 2021. 166 Pages.

Rune Dragons: Ancient Egypt

Rune Dragons: Ancient Egypt is a series of 34 dragons inspired by mythic symbols that held power in Ancient Egypt. These in include the Eye of Ra, The Ankh, The Isis Knot and many more. Each dragon has full color art in the form of detailed watercolor paintings and some information about it. Can be read as an art and mythology book or used for divination/spellwork.

Released: March 2021. 72 Pages.

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Beverage Beasts

Beverage Beasts is a fully-illustrated guidebook by creator Jessica Feinberg featuring Coffee & Tea Dragons, Ale Dwarves, Wine Elves, Milkshake Monsters, White Russian Hydras, Pina Colada Coatls, Pink Elephants, and more! Over 50 creatures included with full color art and notes about each creature

Released: Sept 2020. 110 pages.

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Dragons & Other Rare Creatures Volume 2

Three hundred pages all about dragons and many other creatures including gorgons, mythic cats, baby wendigo and more! Full color illustrations by artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg make this book both a useful field guide and beautiful art book.

Released: April 2020. 300 Pages.

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Dragon Plus +: A Guide to Hybrid Creatures

Meet a Dragon-Cow, Dragon-Chicken, Flamingo-Unicorn and other amazing hybrid creatures in this 130 page fully illustrated field guide.

This book features over 70 creatures including dragons hybrid with bees, cows, rabbits, platypuses, and even unicorns! Many hybrids from mythology and folklore are included too such as the Gorgon, Cockatrice, Manticore, Chimera, Kotobuki, and Snallygaster. And there are some truly strange hybrids like the exotic Flamincorn (Flamingo+Unicorn) and Pink Dragoodle (Dragon+Poodle).
 

Released: May 2019. 130 pages.

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Dragons & Other Rare Creatures Volume 1

Three hundred pages all about dragons and many other creatures including mermaids, household faeries, and even ghosts! Full color illustrations by artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg make this book both a useful field guide and beautiful art book.

Released: November 2018. 300 Pages.

Rune Dragons

Author and Illustrator Jessica Feinberg presents 50 Rune Dragons inspired by Scandinavian Runes, Anglo-Saxon Runes, Witches Runes, and new runes created from nature, lore, and magic. The book features large full color illustrations and lore about each rune dragon. It can be read as a stand alone book, collected for the art, or used with the Rune Dragons deck for divination.

Released: April 2018. 114 Pages.

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Dessert Dragons & Other Sweet Creatures

Dessert Dragons invites you into the world of dragons (and other creatures) who love sweets! This book features full color watercolor paintings and information about each sugar-crazed creature! Full of sweet nonsense Dessert Dragons is fun for all ages.

WARNING: May cause cravings for ice cream and other desserts!

Released: September 2017. 110 Pages.

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The Dragon Watchers Handbook

A 200 page, fully illustrated color guide to dragon watching! The Dragon Watcher's Handbook is packed full of information for beginners and experienced dragon watchers! The book features the many environments where one can go dragon watching including arctic, deep sea, underground, air, and urban locations. Topics covered include equipment, safety precautions, identification, and even excerpts from dragon watcher's journals.

Released: June 2017. 200 Pages.

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Faeries of the Forest

Meet the Faeries of the Forest: Dryads, Pixies, Trolls, Moss Folk, Giants and more! Brought to life in a full color guide book. Includes detailed information and drawings on each creature, plus a section on divination and meditation!

Released: March 2017. 134 pages.

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Birthstone Dragons

Twelve Birthstone Dragons are covered in detail with lots of illustrations (including close up portraits, baby dragons, and even their eggs). Each birthstone also has a page of meaning and lore. Features full color paintings and detailed ink drawings by artist/author Jessica Cathryn Feinberg.

Released: October 2016.  100 pages.

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Book Wyrms & Other Strange Bibliological Creatures

A field guide to strange creatures found in libraries, bookstores, knocking over your ink, chewing your paper and more! Full of highly detailed illustrations by writer/artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg. Includes Dragons, Goblins, Paper & Ink Elementals, Faerie Libraries and more!

Released: July 2016. 100 pages.

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Spirit Dragons & Other Rare Spectral Creatures

A field guide to spirit creatures including Spirit Dragons, Bone Dragons, Ghost Dragons, Ghouls, Ghosts, Liches, and much more! Full of highly detailed illustrations by writer/artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg.

Released: April 2016.  100 pages.

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Ice Dragons & Other Rare Arctic Creatures

A field guide to ice creatures including Ice Dragons, Snow Dragons, Frost Dragons, Ice Faeries, Trolls, Goblins, Flying Reindeer, and much more! Full of highly detailed illustrations by writer/artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg.

Released: January 2016.  100 pages.

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Exotic, Rare, and Fantastical Eggs

A pocket guide to identifying exotic, rare and fantastical eggs from such creatures as dragons, phoenixes, and griffins! Each egg has a picture as well as information about the egg size, clutch size, incubation time, and where they may be found. A must for dragon lovers!

Released: November 2015. 78 pages.

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Strange and Unusual Feathers & Scales

A pocket sized guide to identifying the feathers of dragons, griffins, phoenixes and much more. Fully illustrated with information on each feather and scale including the size, type, and other properties.

Released: November 2015.  68 pages.

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Air Dragons & Other Rare Sky Creatures

A field guide to air creatures including Dragons, Griffins, Faeries, Flying Monkeys, Flying Pigs, and much more! Full of highly detailed illustrations by writer/artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg.

Released: October 2015.  100 pages.

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Metal Dragons & Other Rare Clockwork Creatures

A field guide to metal creatures including Metal, Clockwork, and Steam Powered Dragons! Steampunk Mermaids! Clockwork cats, dogs, rabbits, frogs, pandas and much more! Full of highly detailed illustrations and text by author & illustrator Jessica Cathryn Feinberg.

Released: September 2015. 150 pages.

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The Pocket Guide to Goblins

Want to learn about goblins? This illustrated pocket guide will help you learn about common goblins, knockers, kobold, hobgoblins, trow and much more! You can read about goblin sports, magic, mathematics, cooking, cheese making, and so forth. A very wacky and fun book for gamers, parents, and kids.

Released: May 2015.  76 pages.

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Earth Dragons & Other Rare Forest Creatures

A field guide to earth creatures including Dragons, Unicorns, Elves, Dryads, Gnomes, Dwarves, Werewolves and much more! Full of highly detailed illustrations by writer/artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg.

Released: May 2015.  100 pages.

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The Care and Feeding of Baby Dragons

Have you ever found a strange egg you were not able to identify? You may have found a dragon egg! What to do now? Don't worry! This 100 page fully illustrated guide book is all about the identification, care, and feeding of baby dragon. It will help you to understand what type of dragon egg you have found, how to feed different types of hatchlings, and, most importantly, how to care for them in a way that is safe for both you and the dragon in question (so they do not burn down your house!).

Released: January 2015.  100 pages.

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Fire Dragons & Other Rare Ember Creatures

A field guide to fire creatures including Dragons, Phoenixes, Nymphs, Fire Cats, Fire Giants, Nightmares and much more! Full of highly detailed illustrations by writer/artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg.

Released: November 2014.  100 pages.

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Water Dragons & Other Rare Aquatic Creatures

A field guide to water creatures including Dragons, Mermaids, Nymphs, Kelpies, Selkies, Grinylow, Krakens and much more! Full of highly detailed illustrations by writer/artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg.

Released: September 2014.  100 pages.

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Dragon Scale

A fully illustrated field guide with over 200 dragons! Dragons are organized by size from smallest to largest and lovingly painted/drawn by artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg. Learn about each dragon including their habitat and behavior! A must for dragon watchers, fantasy fans, art book collectors etc! Safe for the whole family to enjoy!

Released: November 2013.  200 pages.

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