Wanted: Dragons

Mar
27
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Have you ever wished you could find that one book that was about _____? Have you ever found yourself wondering what a book with a certain kind of theme or message would be like? That’s exactly what “Wanted” is all about. A semi-regular feature, I use “Wanted” to talk about all those books I wish I could find that nobody seems to have written yet. If you happen to know of some books that fit my criteria, I would love for you to send them my way through the comments!

Can we get some dragons in here please? I remember when I first discovered dragons it seemed like they were everywhere! I raced through the Dragonriders of Pern series’ in Junior High, as well as Patricia Wrede’s Dealing with Dragons and the rest of that series. I devoured The Hobbit and then went looking for more high fantasy, since there seemed to be a higher probability of meeting dragons there. And I read The Neverending Story hundreds of times, just to read about Falkor (okay, maybe not just but he was a lot of the reason).

The interesting thing about dragons, to me, is the way they are often portrayed as aloof, but incredibly intelligent – mostly because they’re incredibly old. They’re almost always quirky, funny and the kind of creatures I’d want to be friends with (when they’re not razing villages etc.) Lately dragons have made a small resurgence, in books like Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde and Dragon Haven by Robin McKinley. But these creatures have such potential that I would love to see more!





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13 Responses to “Wanted: Dragons”

  1. Briana says:

    I recently read Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey, and I loved it. The dragons aren’t the main characters, but they’re important, and the book is a very solid fantasy. She also seems to have written other dragon books.

  2. Cain Freeman says:

    The Inheritance Series has a dragon as one of the main characters. Beyond that… I honestly don’t know of any other dragon books off the top of my head. And I consider myself to be a fan of fantasy. Shame on me.

    P.S. It is very hard to read what I am writing here because of the color choice. Creates some eye strain for me, a hardened computer nerd. Just thought you should be aware!

  3. Cain Freeman says:

    Oh! I forgot! Have you read the Eon series? Just two books, both of which have dragons.

    • Anne says:

      I’ve actually read both the Inheritance Series (though not all of them – they’re loooooong lol) *and* the Eon series. Both good stories! :)

  4. I don’t think I’ve EVER read a book about dragons … but I have heard really good things about the Christopher Paolini series!

    • Anne says:

      *picks jaw up off floor* *begins scribbling on your assigned reading list (yes, I DO have one of those)* We shall have to remedy that, won’t we? *narrows eyes*

  5. Sadly, I don’t have any recommendations, but I’ll be stalking this post! For a good month now I’ve been CRAVING dragon books!

    • Anne says:

      I know! Aren’t they the BEST?! But they’re pretty rare, and I’ve read at least 90% of the ones that are out there.

      Have you read the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik? It’s the only lesser well known one that I can think of that you might not have read.

  6. I can’t think of any dragon book I’ve ever read. But I would, if I ever found a book that sounds good. It sounds like an interesting concept.

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