Exploring the Legend and Beyond
- What: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
- When: 10 years and up
- Why: Detailed, informative, beautifully illustrated
- Where: Amazon
Got a kid who simply can’t get enough Zelda? Want to encourage them to read more over the summer, and spend less time on a screen? If you want some detailed reference guides sure to please Zelda fans of any age, look no further than The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia.
This big reference book comes packed with information about the evolution of the Zelda franchise. From the beginning concept to the myths that fuel all the different versions of the game, readers can peruse detailed information about all their favorite characters, places, and stories. Find the full history of the land of Hyrule, from before that name to the current incarnation. And get a peek into never-before-seen artwork. This tome also contains complete coverage of all the games in chronological order.
If you have a fan obsessed with the artwork from the game, this thick book won’t disappoint. The pages come packed with sketches, full color drawings, and even a bonus comic book with all their favorite characters. Split into three sections, the book opens with The Legend Begins, about the different geographies and how they play a role in the games. Next comes The History of Hyrule, where readers will find detailed looks at the legends and heroes of lore. Finally, the book finishes with a section dedicated to 25 Years of Artwork. More than 200 pages full of information and art will keep any reader busy.
If you want an advanced reference book detailing all the history behind Hyrule, you can’t go wrong with The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia.