This book's unrealized potential is frustrating. The book calls itself "the complete book of fantasy." Unfortunately, the book is not in the least comprehensive. For example, the god Hephaestus is given a treatment in the text but Ares, Athena, Aphrodite, Hera, nor Hades get individual treatments. All of these are far "greater" in the hierarchy of Greek mythology than Hephaestus and deserve a treatment in text (especially considering that they appear in other entries of the text). It is also important to note that a grave editorial error has allowed several instances of mis-alphabetization to occur. On one page the entries occur AS, AQ, AR and on another set of pages occur BE, BH, BR, BO, BO, BL, BL, BO. The incorrect order would cause a great deal of frustration to the reader looking for a specific entry. The illustrations are magnificent and the material that is included is informative and entertaining. With some editing, this book has potential. As it is currently, the book is a beautiful bird that is pleasing to the eye, but falls short of the expected breathtaking song. It is unfortunate because the beauty of the book makes the errors that much more obvious and distracting.