Synopses & Reviews
Be smitten by the sword! An extraordinary young artist brings the history of this noble weapon — and its skillful masters — into stunningly sharp relief.
Brave men and women have taken up the sword since ages of old, and a fascination with this formidable weapon grips dedicated followers to this day. Here is a celebration of swords and swordsmen that spans time and place — from ancient warriors such as Beowulf to medieval knights; from stealthy ninja and samurai to legendary maidens of war. Illustrated with breathtaking intricacy, SWORDS reflects the passion of a true devotee, offering lavish background details on design and use as well as exquisite spreads showcasing specimens in all their shining glory.
A true devotee of swords, the author passionately brings to life the history of this noble weapon and its skillful masters--from ancient warriors to stealthy samurai--offering lavish background details and exquisite, full-color spreads showcasing specimens in all their shining glory.
About the Author
Ben Boos has designed many swords in his work as an illustrator and designer for the best-selling DIABLO franchise. Of SWORDS he says: "This book is the result of a lifelong interest in the sword . . . serving as a repository of memory, inspiration, and imagination."
Ben Boos lives with his family in Cameron Park, California.