Dragons have been fascinating creatures for people of all ages across different cultures and eras. The grandeur and mystery surrounding them have made them central figures in fantasy literature. Here we’ve compiled a list of some of the best dragon-themed books for all the dragon-lovers out there!
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
When one thinks about dragon books, the first that often comes to mind is The Hobbit. Not only does it introduce us to Middle-earth, it also presents the iconic dragon, Smaug – clever, deceitful, and deadly.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Eragon is a unique coming-of-age story, where the hero grows up not with a dog or a cat as a pet, but a dragon named Saphira. The series offers an in-depth depiction of dragons and their relationships with humans.
Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
The Dragonriders of Pern series takes a more science fiction approach to dragons, combining the fantastical element of dragons with real-world science. It introduces a culture where dragon-riding is a vital part of their life and defense.
Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik
The Temeraire Series blends historical fiction and fantasy together, creating an alternate history where dragons and their riders fight in the Napoleonic wars.
George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell
A charming and heart-warming children’s book, George and the Dragon tells the story of fearless George who stands up to a terrifying dragon, in a tale of friendship conquering fear.
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
The series that eventually become a blockbuster franchise, How to Train Your Dragon, offers laughs, lessons and of course, awesome dragon lore. It follows the tale of a young Viking named Hiccup and his friendship with his dragon, Toothless. You can check out the book’s official site here
A wealth of dragon tales
The world of dragon books offers great diversity, from small adorable dragons in children’s books to ferocious, wise beasts in adult literature. These stories charm, enthrall, and often teach us about bravery, friendship, and loyalty. Explore the world of dragon literature and get ready to take flight on a dragon’s wing!