Looking for books with dragon protagonists


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Looking for books with dragon protagonists

marraskuu 15, 2009, 3:46 am

Hello all! I'm looking for suggestions of books with dragon protagonists. I'm more interested in dragon-dragon interaction than dragons and their riders or whatever, although I don't mind those... I'd especially be interested in books that have ONLY dragons and no humans whatsoever. The dragons can be "good" or "evil" or neither in particular, really the fact that the dragon is the main focus is the only thing I'm looking for. Thanks in advance!

Crossposted to Book Talk.

marraskuu 15, 2009, 5:44 am

Jo Walton has a dragons only novel in a victorian setting named Tooth and claw.
Dragonhaven by Robin Mckinley is an urban fantasy about a human raising an orphaned dragon and reintroducing her to dragons - it has a very obvious narrator, which may annoy some.

marraskuu 15, 2009, 7:56 am

Elvenbane by Lackey/Norton has an intelligent dragon society - a girl gets raised by dragons.

marraskuu 15, 2009, 10:47 am

The Throne of Jade particularly focuses on dragon protagonists. But really all the Temeraire books feature some of it. The first one not so much but all the rest do.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 17, 2009, 1:52 pm

Mercedes Lackey has a dragon series too - alta, joust, Sanctuary, Aerie. involves dragons and their riders.

anne mccaffery's pern books have a lot of stories about dragons and their riders. this is either fantasy or science fiction, take your pick.

Robert Asprin has two dragon books: Dragons Luck and Dragons Wild. This is urban fantasy, with a college grad and his sister who don't know they are dragons and just coming into their dragoness.

Dragon's Ring by Dave Freer. a different world where dragons rule and humans are prey.

Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur is urban fantasy about dragons, some of them captured and experimented on by human scientists.

Oh, Christopher Paolini also a dragon trilogy. forgot their names, but it was made into a movie.

marraskuu 17, 2009, 1:54 pm

Irene Radford wrote all the Dragon Nimbus books. There are a fair few people in them though so not exactly what you're looking for.

E E Knight wrote 4 books now that are more what you want as it is heavily on the dragon interactions. Dragon Champion is the first of them.

I agree with other posters on the Naomi Novik recommendation.


marraskuu 18, 2009, 2:36 am

These are great suggestions, thank you so much!

marraskuu 18, 2009, 6:44 am

Have you read the Bazil Broketail series? There are humans in it but Dragons feature prominently in them, they arent the winged firebreathing type though.

marraskuu 18, 2009, 6:46 am

Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but The Last Dragonlord and Dragon and Phoenix are a YA/Romance series of books regarding dragons that can shapechange into humans.

marraskuu 18, 2009, 9:09 am

Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy

This is definitely humans related to a dragon, but the presentation of the dragon is extremely original - possibly not exactly the type of book you are looking for, but it's a gem of a story nonetheless.

marraskuu 27, 2009, 3:29 pm

tammikuu 18, 2010, 9:49 am

The Temeraire series by Naomi Novik
Dragon Bones and Dragon Blood by Patricia Briggs

tammikuu 18, 2010, 10:02 am

I just read Dealing with Dragons and really enjoyed it a lot.

tammikuu 18, 2010, 5:15 pm

Temeraire series is great! Wish she would write more!

tammikuu 18, 2010, 8:27 pm

#14 Yay.......Tongues of Serpents is due for release on 13th July, 2010..... very excited as this one is set in Australia!!

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 13, 2010, 9:23 pm

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kesäkuu 24, 2010, 9:45 am

Sort of young adult but I enjoyed:

Dragons Can Only Rust
Dragon Reforged

heinäkuu 14, 2010, 3:28 pm

I was going to suggest The Dragon Knight by Gordon R. Dickson, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede or Blue Moon Rising by Simon R. Green, if that helps.

heinäkuu 29, 2010, 12:56 pm

A Book Dragon by Donn Kushner is a lovely little dragon story if you can find it.

heinäkuu 30, 2010, 9:13 am

Nothing But Blue Skies by Tom Holt. Chinese dragons and weather forcasters...

lokakuu 31, 2010, 3:45 am

I would definitely echo E.E. Knight's Age of Fire books. And, Novik's Temeraire series.

If you don't mind science fiction elements, I released a book recently, Draconia: Forging Trust, about a world inhabited by dragons. One of the main characters is a young dragon.

lokakuu 31, 2010, 10:12 am

Kim Harrison writing as Dawn Cook - First Truth, Hidden Truth,Forgotten Truth & Lost Truth have an element of dragon.

I cringe suggesting this as it may or may not be to your taste, it wasn't to mine. Katie MacAlister's Aisling Gray Guardian Series You Slay Me, Fire Me Up, Light My Fire 7 Holy Smokes. More paranormal romance.

lokakuu 31, 2010, 4:32 pm

They Gray Guardian books are paranormal romance - I like them well enough.

marraskuu 6, 2010, 11:28 pm

Well, it's a bit of a stretch, but I'll mention Alan Dean Foster's Flinx books featuring his Alaspin mini-drag, Pip.

marraskuu 6, 2010, 11:31 pm

Also, if memory serves, Daniel Hood has a trilogy of books featuring a dragon familiar; the first book is Fanuilh.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 6, 2010, 11:43 pm

One that may be more on point, though I've yet to read the books, is relatively new UK author Stephen Deas' series starting with The Adamantine Palace. The cover blurb from Brent Weeks says the dragons are "inscrutable, beautiful, magical, unstoppable."

marraskuu 7, 2010, 2:49 pm

There is the Dragon Keeper series written by Carole Wilkinson featuring Dragon's Dawn, Dragon Keeper, Garden of the purple dragon, and Dragon moon. It has human characters in it a lot. They are chinese dragons and some people might consider that bad, but it is a quick series to read. But it's different than most dragon books, very different.

Muokkaaja: elokuu 18, 2021, 1:44 pm

there is ,Wings of Fire, series which is written by ,Tui.T.Sutherland,
There is one book which has human protagonists but all the others has dragons.
Some of the dragons even have powers

elokuu 20, 2021, 9:07 am

It has risen from the dead! Zombie-fied!

(Just teasing. Don't know if you noticed but the last post was in 2010.)

elokuu 21, 2021, 4:40 pm

Michael Swanwick's World of the Iron Dragon series.

elokuu 23, 2021, 5:37 am

>29 Morphidae: Zombie dragons! That would be a great premise for a book!

elokuu 23, 2021, 5:40 am

>31 Sakerfalcon: Hmm ... that rings a bell ...

elokuu 23, 2021, 12:44 pm

>32 humouress: A nonprofit fundraising drive I'm part of has a copywriter who came up 3 or 4 years ago with a whole brochure based on the phrase "Winter is coming". We all assumed she was building on the popularity of GOT. It turned out she'd never read or watched it, and had no idea what we were talking about....

Muokkaaja: elokuu 23, 2021, 7:59 pm

>31 Sakerfalcon: >32 humouress: Not a premise for a book but there is a zombie (baby) dragon in Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs.