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Buy both volumes.,
This review is from: Beasts!: Book Two (New Modern Now Library) (Bk. 2) (Hardcover)
Beasts! volume two is not a continuation of the cryptozoological alphabet from volume one, but instead a second volume of A-Z "hidden beasts". Both volumes show cryptoids in A-Z order by name. Volume two contains work by amazing artists such as Femke Hiemstra, Tomer Hanuka, and Tessar Lo. A personal favorite in this volume was it's depiction of the Deer Woman of the southern U.S., which was portrayed in a medium I wasn't expecting.
That's really the pull of these volumes - seeing cryptoids ouside of their natural art habitat. An Australian monster might be drawn by an artist from Japan, or there may be a work in clay of a creature you've only ever found paintings of - and even that, only rarely.
If you enjoyed volume one, I highly recommend purchasing volume two - not only does it expand the collection of mythical and mystical creatures, but it has a fantastic collection of work from current artists and illustrators.