Most people think that brizzlehounds are extinct—if they ever existed in the first place. According to legend, they were enormous brutes with red eyes and slavering jaws, who lurked in dark alleyways and sprang out with a roar to kill any children foolish enough to walk past. It is said—though no one at all believes this—that they could talk, and the mere sound of their voice was enough to strike a person senseless with terror.