Dragon books, for most of us, are where we get our first love of dragons. For some they’ll have received their first dragon book when just a kid. For others, it’s not until you’re in your teens and you read those vivid descriptions of Smaug in The Hobbit. Or maybe you delighted in putting yourself in Hagrid’s cabin as Norbert, a Norwegian Ridgeback, hatched.
And then you’re hooked, you want to read everything. You search for the best books with dragons, or even better a series that you can really get your teeth into. As it were.
Here at Dragon University, we’ve been there. And whether you’re just starting out, or whether you’ve read pretty much everything, it can be hard to find a definitive list. So we put our heads together at DU Towers and decided to put together a Top 10 list of Dragon Books. Then that became 15, then 20. And then we thought, to heck with it, let’s just make an ultimate library!
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- Classic Dragon Books
- Dragon Books for Children
- Dragon Books Series
- 21st Century Dragon Books
- Final Thoughts
Classic Dragon Books
The first thing we were struggling with is just how far back to go with our list. We wanted to bring you the classics, but there had to be a cut off point. So we, somewhat arbitrarily you might argue, decided we’d go no further than the start of the 20th century.
Before we do, what have we missed? Well, we’ve missed the dragon legends of Ancient Greek Mythology, and the old English poem, Beowulf. We’ll also have to skip the dragons in The Bible, the legend of Saint George and the Dragon, and the ancient Chinese and Japanese myths.
Tolkien and Lewis: Dragon books made in Oxford
That said, the 20th century was a great time for dragon books. Back in 1937, the release of The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R Tolkien took Great Britain and America by storm. It grew so popular that it remained a sensation even during World Way II, and has since been translated into over 50 languages!
Never laugh at live dragons.
Such was the popularity of The Hobbit, that Tolkien became a huge celebrity. Living in Oxford, England where he was a University Professor (imagine being taught English by J.R.R Tolkien!), the author became increasingly infuriated with fans calling his telephone. One day he got so mad that he ripped the phone out of its socket!
Unable to reach him by telephone, fans soon took to camping outside of his house, just to catch a glimpse of him going to work! Tolkien temporarily moved out of Oxford but returned in time for the release of his next great work.
We’ll get onto the Lord of the Rings trilogy in good time, but first let’s tell you about Tolkien’s great friend, C.S.Lewis.
The chronicles of a shy author
Unbelievably, given that he’s the author of the hugely popular Chronicles of Narnia series, Lewis was initially a shy writer. As a friend of Tolkien, and a fellow Oxford Professor, Lewis would often get together with the author in The Eagle and Child pub in Oxford. Over a pint or two they’d discuss literature in general, and writing in particular.
From time to time, Lewis would take examples of his work to the pub with him, simply to entertain his friend and get his feedback. Tolkien, time and again, would tell Lewis to contact a publisher, even offering to put him in contact with his own! But Lewis refused, believing nobody would want to read his fantastical tales.
Well fortunately for all of us, Lewis eventually relented and quickly released the seven volume Chronicles of Narnia series between 1950 and 1956.
- The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien
- The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Two Towers
- The Return of the King
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
- Between Planets by Robert A. Heinlein
- The Dragon by Ray Bradbury
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula Le Guin
- Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
- Dragonflight, Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
Dragon Books of the 1950s
As it would turn out, the 1950s were a great time for those looking for books about dragons. As we’ve already seen, Tolkien brought the legendary, and possibly most famous dragon, Smaug back with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The three books, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King were all released in a whirlwind 18 months in 1954-55.
At the same time, we met an elderly, unnamed dragon in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, released in 1952. After the passing of the dragon, the character of Eustace Scrubb turns into a dragon. In this book, Lewis returns to his controversial assertion that dragons actually cannibalize one another!
Before all of that, back in 1951, Robert A. Heinlein released Between Planets which depicts the inhabitants of Venus as sentient, intelligent dragons. Amusingly, as their names are unpronounceable to humans, when conversing with earthlings, they take on the names of famous people from history. Our favourite is the dragon named Sir Isaac Newton!
By the end of the decade, we were given The Dragon by Ray Bradbury (the author of Fahrenheit 451). Ironically, given its name, The Dragon is eventually revealed not to start a dragon at all!
Sleeping on a dragon’s hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a dragon himself.
The 1960s and 1970s
Right now, you’re probably thinking about Ursula Le Guin and her epic Earthsea cycle? Us too, but keep your powder dry, we have a section on the best dragon series later on this page.
It seems that the 1960s, that decade of free love and hippiedom sought to recast the dragon as a character for children. We think this started with the classic, Puff the Magic Dragon in 1959, and it certainly carried on throughout the decade.
That said, Anne McCaffrey gave us the Dragonriders of Pern in 1967, in which Pern is the home of gentically modified dragons. The dragons, Ramoth, Ruth and Mnementh among them, help to save Pern from the Thread.
The following year saw the release of The Goblin Reservation by Clifford D. Simak where a dragon features heavily in the fantastic ending!
Dragons returned to their wise ways in the 1970s appearing in noble and wise depictions in Grendel (1971), The Brothers Lionheart (1973) and Xanth (1977). The decade closed out with the first appearance of Falkor, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, released in 1979.
- The Goblin Reservation by Clifford D. Simak
- Grendel by John Gardner
- The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren
- The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
- The Belgariad by David Eddings
- The Riftwar Saga by Raymond Feist
- The Pit Dragon Trilogy by Jane Yolen
- Discworld by Terry Pratchett
- The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
- Sword of Destiny (The Witcher) by Andrzej Sapkowski
Dragon Books in the 80s and Beyond
The 1980s and 90s were a golden age for dragon books with hundreds released.
Back in 1982, the same year that the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon first aired, David and Leigh Eddings released The Belgariad. This story, and the subsequent Mallorean series, dealt with a classic love triangle. There were three dragons, two male and one female. The males fought and killed each other, ironically leaving the female alone for thousands of years.
The same year also saw the opening books in the Riftwar trilogy by Raymond E Feist, The Pit Dragon trilogy from Jane Yolen, and Laurence Yep’s Dragon series, starring Shimmer, the dragon princess.
However, this was all but an appetizer for the following year where Terry Pratchett (who helped us answer the question of what dragons eat) opened the doors to Discworld. Again, we’ll have a closer look at that series later.
The Master of Horror writes a dragon book
Did you know that Stephen King had written a dragon book? Yes, the author responsible for sales of over 350 millions books worldwide, released The Eyes of the Dragon way back in 1984. The story was set in the In-World, which would later become the setting for the critcally acclaimed Dark Tower Series.
Whether this strictly counts as a dragon book, although there is a dragon in it, is a matter of debate. Why? Well, we’re not here for spoilers at Dragon University, so you’ll have to read to find out.
Dragons in the Grunge Age
The early 1990s were known in America for three things: The Simpsons, Seinfeld and grunge music. Yet in the age of Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Pearl Jam, authors were still putting out quality works of dragon literature.
We particularly like The Sword of Destiny, by the Polish writer, Andrzej Sapkowski. Released in 1992 as part of The Witcher series, the book introduces us to Villentretenmerth. This is an intelligent dragon, like many in western dragon and Chinese zodiac mythology. Villentretenmerth is a shape shifter, able to take any form he wishes, including human. He’s also the only dragon in the novel who can even tolerate humans, making him an integral part of the story.
Classic Dragon Books: The Verdict
We’ve barely done it justice, but the classic period of dragon literature, from the 1950s until the end of the millenium saw the release of many of the treasured books and series we still see today.
In fact, pretty much every dragon movie that’s based on a novel, is based on a novel from this period.
This 50 years or so also brought us the rise of dragons in children’s literature, so let’s dive into that right now!
Dragon Books for Children
This section is very much the fun section! Whether you’re a child of 5, 10, 15 or, *ahem*, 29, who doesn’t look a good dragon book?
Joking aside, there are different ages of childhood. So when we talk about dragon books for children, what age do we mean? Well, as always, Dragon University has you covered! As you browse this section, you’ll notice we’ve helpfully separated the books by rough age.
But that doesn’t mean that just because you don’t fit into the age range the book isn’t for you! The great thing about books, all books, is that they find their reader. That’s why you get 40 year old guys reading Harry Potter and 8 year old girl reading Lord of the Rings. It’s all about what you enjoy, never mind your age!
We’ve touched on some great kids’ dragon books earlier in this article, but we will mention them in passing here too (especially if you browsed right to this section!)
So settle down, get under your covers, get out your flashlight, and enjoy.
- There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
- Dear Dragon by Josh Funk
- Warren and Dragon by Ariel Bernstein
- When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore
- My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
- The Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini
- Talon by Julie Kagawa
Dragon Books for Young Children
We get ’em early don’t we? But with those big bright scales and outlandish designs, it’s only natural that dragons will appeal to young children. Let’s take a look at books that will make perfect (and not too scary!) bedtime stories for the young ‘uns.
The Night Dragon by Naomi Howarth follows Maud and is a tale that many kids will resonate with. The story follows Maud. Due to bullying, Maud is a sad and lonely dragon who sits alone in her cave with only a mouse for comfort.
Since being published to rave reviews in 2018, The Night Dragon has remained popular ever since.
We love it when dragons are used to teach young children a lesson. No, not like that! But stories where the big bad dragon is anything but a big bad dragon, and tells a story that teaches kids it’s OK to not be the big bad dragon. Or perhaps even the not so big bad dragon slayer.
One such tale is Cedric and the Dragon by Elizabeth Raum (illustrated by Nina Victor Crittenden). In it, we meet Prince Cedric, a would be dragon slayer who is failing miserably at dragon slaying school. But Cedric is kind, Cedric is brave, and Cedric shows that there are more ways to solve a problem than with violence.
Although not strictly books, the poems The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash, and Puff the Magic Dragon by Lenny Lipton are two of our favourites. You can read Custard the Dragon in full here, and you’ll see how it’s delighted children for decades. One fan of the poem was Lipton, who was so inspired that he wrote Puff.
You may know Puff better as a song, first released by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963 or the animated special that aired on CBS in 1978, but we are huge fans of the singalong books!
Other titles to get your little ones into dragons at the first possible opportunity include King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently, and There’s a Dragon in Your Book by British pop star, Tom Fletcher. The latter, especially, is such fun! Starring a cute dragon with a tickly nose, when you tickle her too much, she sneezes and suddenly your book is on fire!
And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon.
Dragon Books for Early Readers
Those first years of reading are oh so special. You start by learning the shapes of the letters, the sounds they make, how they fit together into parts of words. Then, with adult help you start to learn whole words, then you can string them together. And then, one day, you’re able to read all on your own.
What’s more is that for the first time, you get to choose what you read too! Whether it’s from the bookstore or your local library, picking out books is a joy that never diminishes.
For those early readers, we like books that combine imagination, a really good story and hopefully a positive message. Take Dear Dragon, by Josh Funk. This is the story of two pen pals, George and Blaise. They spend their time sharing stories of their lives, their hobbies, school. What they don’t realize is that George is a human, and Blaise is a dragon! Despite these huge differences, the pair remain firm friends.
There’s also the Warren and Dragon series. We’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of this yet, but if you haven’t you’re in for a treat! Warren is just a normal seven-year-old kid with a pet. Except this pet is a marsmallow loving, fire breathing dragon! Fire breathers and marshmallows also feature in When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore which follows the cardinal rule of “if you build a sandcastle, a dragon will move in”.
You or your children might also enjoy the timeless classic, My Father’s Dragon. This is an enchanting story that has been released in many forms over the last few decades, including a dragon anime movie called “Elmer’s Adventures: My Father’s Dragon.”
- The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
- Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
- Dragonflight, Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
- Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling
- The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash
- King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently
Young Adult Dragon Books
Not children anymore, Young Adult readers are insatiable in their love of dragons. Books that we’ve already mentioned, such as Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and books we’ll cover later, like Harry Potter, all fall into this category.
Like us, you probably look back at your teenage years as a golden age of reading. Never before or since will you have had so much time and opportunity to read! Whether you were/are a sullen teenager who likes solitude, or the livewire teen who loves to party, there’s always time to settle down with a book.
And as we all know, this is an age where a whole world of writing opens up to you. Age isn’t really a barrier as it can be with movies and games. You can read anything and everything.
As you enter adolescence you’ll like discover the Inheritence Cycle of books by Christopher Paolini. Over eight wonderful years, from Eragon to Inheritance in 2011, Paolini guided us to Alagaësia to learn the heroic tales of Eragon and his dragon, Saphira. Paolini is an inspriation to us all as he actually self-published the first of the series back in 2003, aged just 19.
Following on from Eragon, we’d recommend Talon by Julie Kagawa which follows the adventures of a group of dragon slayers known as The Order of St. George. Everything is under control until the dragons learn to disguise themselves in human form. Since Talon’s release, Kagawa has gone on to produce four more books in this series.
If you really want something to dig into, you could do worse than checking out the Pern series by Anne McCaffery and her son, Todd. Starting with Dragonflight in 1967, the books span almost 50 years and 24 volumes.
And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble.
Dragon Books for Children: The Verdict
Once again, we’ve barely scratched the surface of all of the available children’s dragon books. But, we hope you’ll agree that we’ve been a hardy guide, curating the very best of the genre for you and your offspring.
What we haven’t really talked about yet is the amount of series there are that feature dragons, so without further ado, let’s address that oversight.
Dragon Books Series
So, first things first, how do we define a series? Is there a cut off point where we say that x number of books equals a series? It’s a tricky question. It’s got to be more than two, right? More than three? Four? Do we start at five?
Well, some of our favourite dragon books are in trilogies. So for no other reason than that, we’re going to say that three is the minimum number of books required to make a series.
Phew, glad we got that out of the way!
Now, honorable mentions to series we’ve already covered. Yes, oh yes, here’s another mention of The Lord of the Rings and Smaug, the world’s most famous dragon! And The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis. We’ve also already tipped our hat to the Talon series from Julie Kagawa, and the Pern series from Anne McCaffrey. And we may have dropped in, here or there, the odd mention of the Harry Potter series.
So what else is there to cover? So, so much more.
If you want to conquer the world, you best have dragons.
Yes, another arbitrary cut off point. But we need to cut each other some slack here, otherwise we’d be looking at Homer’s Odyssey of dragon myths and legends, and treating the many books of The Bible as a series of dragon books!
So, thhe 1980s is where we start. In many ways, the ’80s were the start of pop culture as we know it today. Blockbuster movies became the norm, gaming took huge leaps forward, and computers were making their way to every home. As a ’90s kid it pains me to say it, but the ’80s are where it’s at.
We all knows Dungeons & Dragons (and the cartoon, which kicked off in 1982), but do you know of Midkemia? This was an RPG created by Raymond E.Feist and his friends at college as an alternative to D&D. Although the game never took off, it did inspire Feist to write the Riftwar trilogy in the early ’80s. An absolute must for any D&D fan, this trilogy features many dragons including Rhuagh, Ryath and Shuruga.
Jane Yolen’s The Pit Dragon Trilogy and Laurence Yep’s Dragon series wear their dragon credentials on their sleeve. As does Melanie Rawn’s Dragon Prince series. We also enjoyed The Dragon Chronicles from Susan Fletcher, and Gary Gentile’s trilogy of A Time for Dragons, Dragons Past and No Future for Dragons.
Discworld and Beyond
We like Terry Pratchett here at Dragon University. Why? Well his magical worlds, terrific writing, and sense of fun and humour are all good reasons. But also because he helped us answer the question: what do dragons eat?
Because in Pratchett’s Discworld series, the dragons are renowned consumers. Some eat sulphur, poison and energy, some simply eat magic.
Though extinct before the saga begins, the Noble Dragons play a huge role, especially in The Colour of Magic and Guards! Guards! How? Despite being extinct, they can be summoned through magic and imagination.
More prevalent in the series are the Swamp Dragons. Little dragons, around the size of dogs, the Swamp Dragons are fire breathers, but with little control. So little control in fact that they are liable to self-distruct on occasion!
There were 41 volumes in the Discworld series in the end. 41! So you’d best get reading!
A Decade of Fire and Ice
While there are many fine series of dragon books in the 1990s, it’d be remiss of us not to mention George R.R.Martin. In 1996, Martin released the first novel in his A Song of Fire and Ice series. Its name? A Game of Thrones.
You may know it better as the biggest TV show of all time!
Though only two of the novels in the series were released in the 1990s, it was in this decade that Game of Thrones first cemented its legend. The first novel won a series of awards. A novella comprised of just the Daenerys chapters, Blood of the Dragon, even won an award in its own right!
It was long rumored that the series would be turned into a TV show, but it took until 2011 for that to bear fruit. The release schedule of the books has slowed over the years – so far just five books have been released over 15 years, with eight years since the last. The great news is that we still have two more to look forward to!
Blimey, I’d love a dragon!
Series of Dragon Books in the 1990s
There was of course more to the 1990s that Game of Thrones books! How about The Dragonling by Jackie French Koller? Or The Ultimate Dragon Saga trilogy, released between 1995 and 1997 by Graham Edwards?
We also enjoyed the million selling Realm of the Elderlings series. Written by California’s Robin Hobb (real name Maragaret Lindholm), the series follows the Elderlings and the Others in a world where humans and dragons must live side by side.
You could also do worse than diving into the ambitious Darkness series by Harry Turtledove. The American author, now in his 70s, is well known for his alternate history novels. He’s written alternate versions of the American Civil War, the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and has even cast Florida as the lost world of Atlantis!
In Darkness, Turtledove focuses on World War II. Not only does he move the war from the 1940s to medieval times, but he brings dragons into the story too. In this tale, dragons are in complete control of the humans and are used instead of the fighter planes. The heroic dragonriders are the pilots of the day. Released between 1999 and 2004, there are six novels in the series for you to devour.
Is there anything else for us to mention from the 1990s? Well, the first release of a lady called J.K.Rowling….
Harry Potter and the Numerous Dragons
Sat in a cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland in the mid 1990s, Joanne Rowling imagined up a world filled with wizards, witches, good and evil, muggles, goblins and dragons.
It’s hard to believe that we sit now in a world where the last Harry Potter book is well over ten years old, but those of the right age will remember the worldwide phenomenon that those books were. Some numbers you say? The books have been translated into 75 languages, including Ancient Greek, and have sold 500 million copies. That’s one for every 14 people in the world!
The movies too have been super successful, taking in over $8 billion at the box office alone!
So what of dragons? Well, we were so taken with dragons in Harry Potter that we wrote an entire article about it! Suffice it to say that there are enough Hungarian Horntails, Norwegian Ridgebacks, Swedish Short-snouts and Common Welsh Greens to satisfy your dragon cravings.
Dragon Book Series in the 21st Century
Since the turn of the century there have been a fair few series to cast your eye over. The Last Dragon Chronicles, by Chris d’Lacey kicked off the 21st Century with The Fire Within in 2001. So far he’s released eight novels in the series, and shows no signs of stopping! In a ‘Pinocchio with dragons’ tale, the stories concern Gadzooks, Gretel, Gawain and friends as clay dragons, brought to life by fire.
We also get more from Robin Hobb, with The Tawny Man trilogy and the world’s last two dragons, and The Rain Wild Chronicles, released between 2009 and 2013. The 21st century also sees the Inheritence Cycle from Christopher Paolini and more from George R.R.Martin.
One of the most popular series of this century has to be the Temeraire series from American author, Naomi Novik. Set over nine novels, Novik’s books are a heady mix of fantasy and alternate history. Starting with Her Majesty’s Dragon in 2006, the series classifies its dragons into weights, a little like boxers.
In the heavyweight section we find dragons up to 50 tons. The Regal Copper, being the biggest of all, with a wingspan of up to 180 feet! These dragons are manned, with the typical heavyweight taking 30 crew. There are also middleweight dragons, of around 15 tons, including the acid spitting Longwings, and the 2-5 ton lightweight classification.
There is one more series worth noting in the 21st century. Something by another British author, Cressida Cowell.
The How to Train Your Dragon Saga
And you thought we’d forgotten about this.
Twelve books, three movies, four short films, three theme park rides, at least eight video games, and an ice show. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you, How to Train Your Dragon.
With Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones being epic series that happened to feature dragons, we think that How to Train Your Dragon is clearly the greatest series ever to be defined by dragons.
We all know by now that the books focus on Hiccup, or Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III to give him his full title, and his quest to become a hero, the hard way. In the first book, Hiccup captures a dragon, who he names Toothless, and history is made.
Seven million copies later and the How to Train Your Dragon saga is cemented in dragon book history forever.
Read our full guide to the How to Train Your Dragon books here.
Dragon Book Series: The Verdict
Did we miss out your favorite? We’ll bet we did. Because there’s something so consuming about a beloved series, that even if you’re the only person ever to have read it, it’ll still mean the whole world to you.
As with every section in this article, the series stretches across classics, children’s books and 21st century releases. We hope we’ve done the genre justice, and we also hope we’ve given you your next great series.
Whether it’s Tolkien, Rowling, Martin or Cowell, there’s nothing like finishing an incredible book and knowing that you can pick up the next one straight away.
But what if you’re looking for something new? Well in that case, let’s have a look at the best dragon books of the 21st century.
21st Century Dragon Books
Now we find ourselves in the modern age. The turbulent, uncertain, unsettling new century. While it may be raining chaos outside, the comfort of a good book is as comforting as it ever was. And yes, it’s the 21st century, so you may even be doing your reading on a Kindle, but words are words, and imagination is imagination.
If you’ve read this whole article you’ll know that a lot of the 21st century’s big hitters have been covered already. We’ve talked about dragons in Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and How to Train Your Dragon. We’ve uncovered the Talon series, the Temeraire series and the Inheritance cycle.
So, what else is there?
But I remember the strange dragon’s eyes, the look on his face as he stared it me, the way my blood had warmed at the sight of him.
The Early 20th Century
Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda kicked off the new millenium with the seven tribes of intelligent, noble and proud dragons. Each tribe has a distinct virtue, whether it’s Hope, Truth, Joy, Luck, Strength, Honor or Faith. Each dragon born into the tribe adheres to that virtue in the land of Deltora. This book was followed by two more, which between them have sold over 15 million copies.
Rather more quirky, and certainly aimed at a younger audience were the Dragon Detective Agency books by Gareth P.Jones. With four books released over two years, the star shone brightly and quickly.
In Here, There Be Dragons, James A.Owen introduces us to Samaranth, a wise dragon who offers guidance to characters in the book, some of whom are scholars from Oxford University.
Dragons in the 2010s
In November 2010, British novelist, Jasper Fforde released The Last Dragonslayer. Like Rowling, Fforde set his story in a version of modern Britain into which magic was woven. The tale tells of a world where dragons are almost extinct, and their territory is up for grabs. You may not have head of this one, but it was so enjoyed that it was made into a TV movie in England in 2016.
A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder makes it onto our list as the only book told from the point of view of a dragon! Released in 2015, the story continues to find new readers.
And finally we end this section looking at the Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan, which is a series of fictional memoirs in which Lady Trent chronicles her work studying dragons in Victorian times.
Other dragons are bastards. I moved out of my mother’s cave after my mother tried to rip my guts out.
21st Century Dragon Books: The Verdict
There’s no doubt that we’re in a wonderful period of dragon books. Although the 1980s and 1990s may have seen more standalone releases, the 21st century has given us the rise of the series. Authors aren’t stupid, they know what we want, and we always want more!
The great thing about this section is that it won’t stop growing! The 21st century has around another 80 years or so to go. So bookmark this page, and keep coming back, because you can be sure that we’ll be keeping it up to date with all of the latest and greatest dragon books.
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