The artist Tatjana Hauptmann, recipient of many international awards, spent several years working on her meticulous illustrations of ›The Great Book of Legends‹. The Best Medieval Legends of Gods, Heroes and Knights, edited by Johannes Carstensen. The result is two beautiful volumes, the first of which has now been issued. The unique drawings and colour plates breathe life into the world of the Nibelungen, King Arthur, Robin Hood, Tristan and Isolde and many others, and take us to a land of fantasy which it is always a joy to visit.
»›The Great Book of Legends‹ offers a panorama that at once lies within the tradition of the great transmission of legends, but which also has the makings of a canon. At times humorous, at times ironic, never boring and always precisely to the point, Johannes Carstensen brings to life the gods, heroes and knights. A delightful read for laymen and connoisseurs, young and old!«Stadtkurier