The following is a list of the most useful reference books used to develop Legendary Quest.  Those listed in bold print provided us with the most pertinent and/or extensive information.  Truly exceptional books are also italicized.

  1. The Ancient City Life in Classical Athens & Rome by Peter Connolly and Hazel Dodge

  2. Ancient Greece The Dawn of the Western World by Furio Durando

  3. Arabian Nights anonymous

  4. Arms and Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages by David Edge & John Miles Paddock

  5. Arthurian Myth & Legend: An A-Z of People and Places by Mike Dixon-Kennedy

  6. Atlas of Ancient Archaeology by Jacquetta Hawkes

  7. Atlas of Ancient Egypt by John Baines and Jaromir Malek

  8. The Atlas of the Ancient World by Margaret Oliphant

  9. An Atlas of Fantasy by J. B. Post

  10. The Book of Werewolves by Sabine Baring-Gould

  11. Celtic Myth & Legend: An A-Z of People and Places by Mike Dixon-Kennedy

  12. Celtic Mythology by Prionsias Mac Cana

  13. The Complete Valley of the Kings by Nicholas Reeves and Richard H. Wilkinson

  14. The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson

  15. A Dictionary of Ghost Lore by Peter Haining

  16. Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend by Andy Orchard

  17. A Dictionary of Superstitions edited by Iona Opie and Moira Tatem

  18. Dictionary of Symbolic & Mythological Animals by J. C. Cooper

  19. Dictionary of World Folklore by Larousse

  20. Dragons, A Natural History by Karl Shuker

  21. Dragons and Dragon Lore by Ernest Ingersoll

  22. Dragons, The Enchanted World by Time Life Books

  23. The Druids by Stuart Piggott

  24. An Encyclopedia of Fairies  by Katharine Biggs

  25. The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits  by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

  26. Encyclopedia of Gods by Michael Jordan

  27. The Encyclopedia of Monsters by Daniel Cohen

  28. Encyclopedia of Mysterious Places by Robert Ingpen & Philip Wilkinson

  29. Encyclopedia of Occultism by Lewis Spence

  30. Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were by Michael Page and Robert Ingpen

  31. Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

  32. Fairies and Elves, The Enchanted World by Time-Life Books

  33. The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries by W.Y. Evans-Wentz

  34. Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

  35. A Field Guide to the Little People by Nancy Arrowsmith and George Moorse

  36. Folktales of Germany edited by Kurt Ranke

  37. Gems & Crystals from the American Museum of Natural History by Anna S. Sofianides and George E. Harlow

  38. Ghosts, The Enchanted World by Time-Life Books

  39. Great Figures of Mythology by Peter Clayton

  40. Grimmís Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

  41. A Guide to the Gods by Richard Carlyon

  42. Guide to the Pyramids of Egypt by Alberto Siliotti

  43. Harperís Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

  44. A Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

  45. The History of Forts & Castles by Ian Hogg

  46. The History of Mythology by Veronica Ions

  47. The History of Pirates by Angus Konstam

  48. The Holy Grail: Itís Origins, Secrets & Meaning Revealed by Malcolm Godwin

  49. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Arthurian Legends by Ronan Coghlan

  50. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends by Arthur Cotterell

  51. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols by J. C. Cooper

  52. Irish Folk & Fairytale Omnibus by Michael Scott

  53. The Knight in History by Frances Gies

  54. Legends of Valor, The Enchanted World by Time-Life Books

  55. Life in Medieval Times by Marjorie Rowling

  56. The Lore of Ships edited by Sam Svensson

  57. The Lore of the Unicorn by Odell Shepard

  58. Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult by Geoffrey Lamb

  59. Maps and Map-Makers by R.V. Tooley

  60. The New Guide to Mushrooms by Peter Jordan

  61. New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology by Crescent Books

  62. The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland

  63. The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe edited by George Holmes

  64. Poems of the Elder Edda translated by Patricia Terry

  65. The Roman World by John Boardman, Jasper Griffin, and Oswyn Murray

  66. Signs & Symbols by Clare Gibson

  67. A Treasury of Classical Mythology by A.R. Hope Moncrieff

  68. Viking & Norse Mythology by H. R. Ellis Davidson

  69. Warfare in the Middle Ages by Richard Humble

  70. The Way of the Sacred by Francis Huxley

  71. The Western Heritage Volume A, to 1527 by Donald Kagan, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner

  72. Whoís Who in Mythology A Classic Guide to the Ancient World by Alexander S. Murray

  73. Witches and Witchcraft by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

  74. The Womanís Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. Walker

  75. The World of the Norsemen by Eric Oxenstierna

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