This book details the traditional tales and stories from Persia, ancient Iran, drawing the myths mostly from the pre-Islamic Zoroastrian faith, as well as from a few other ancient religions. The book is relatively well set out and is easy to read with each section detailing gods, demons or heroes. There is also a section on those historical characters, such as Alexander the Great, who have made such an impact on the Persian people that myths have developed around them. The author has made a good job of bringing together the myths so that they give a good overview of Persian myth but the book lacks the depth that I would have liked. Another problem is the lack of coloured pictures, the black and white ones are good but lack the impact that they would have had otherwise. All in all this is a very good book but is a bit short and lacking in some areas.