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.
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.