It’s Appreciate a Dragon Day!
To celebrate we’ve gathered a weyr of our favorite books about dragons. For all those adult dragons out there, may we interest you in adding these title to your horde:
The Dragon Society by Lawrence Watts-Evans (Adult Fiction Watt-Evans)
This is a classic man vs dragon tale. Ever since Arlian’s home was destroyed by dragons, he has been consumed with hatred for the bests. It was because of dragons that he was orphaned and enslaved. In the city of Manfort, The Dragon Society is dedicated to the defeat of the dragons, and they believe that Arlian is the world’s best hope for survival.
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (Adult Paperback Fantasy)
If you can’t fight the dragon, why not tame the dragon? In Naomi Novik’s alternative history of the Napoleonic Wars, men have been taming dragons for hundreds of years. They’ve got breeding and training programs, and only after serving on a dragon can one be given a dragon to become an aviator captain. Captain William Lawrence was not an aviator captain. He’s a seaman, and has never wanted to be anything else. Then he captures a French ship with a dragon egg on it. When the egg hatches, the dragon soon impresses on Lawrence, and won’t take anyone else as his captain!
Up in Smoke by Katie MacAlister (Adult Paperback Romance)
From working partners to perfect mates; May is in love with Gabriel, a silver dragon lord, and he’s in love with her. They’ve been mated, the dragon form of marriage, and May is perfectly happy with that. Magoth, however, isn’t. Magoth is a demon prince of Abaddon, an alternate dimension that May just happens to be stuck in. And Magoth has just announced that May’s to be his consort. Can May avoid Magoth’s romancing? Will she ever be in Gabriel’s arms again?
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Young Adult Hartman)
There has been an uneasy truce between dragons and humans for the past fifty years. There are many laws that restrict dragon’s interaction and involvement with people. The most important being that dragons must take on human form and wear bells when visiting human cities. Any human emotions that a dragon experiences while in a human shape are excised when they return to dragon form. Most dragons welcome it. One however, didn’t. One dragon grew to enjoy her time as a human. One dragon fell in love with one. The result was Seraphina. And Seraphina is about to change everything.
And for those little dragonets, may we suggest:
The Knight and the Dragon – by Tomie De Paola (JE De Paola)
A knight who has never fought a dragon and an equally inexperienced dragon prepare to meet each other in battle .
The Library Dragon – by Carmen Agra Deedy (JE Deedy)
Sunrise Elementary School has just hired a new librarian, Miss Lotta Scales (a real dragon) to help reduce inventory damage and loss, but when the teachers stop sending children to the library because they are coming back singed, something has to be done.
Lovabye Dragon – by Barbara Joose (JE Joose)
When a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a beautiful friendship is born
The Loathsome Dragon – by David Wiesner (J 398.2 Wi)
A wicked queen casts a spell over her beautiful stepdaughter, turning her into a loathsome dragon until such time as her wandering brother shall return and kiss her three times.
Did we miss your favorite dragon book? Let us know in the comments.