I know I always want to read about dragons, and it looks like the rest of Tumblr does too. SO I’ve compiled a list of my favorite dragon books for you guys to pick up and enjoy! Feel free to add to the list, maybe you guys have something I haven’t read!
Dragon’s Milk (The Dragon Chronicles) by Susan Fletcher
Kaeldra is a young girl who is rumored to be able to communicate with dragons. When her foster-sister falls sick with vermillion fever, that rumor is put to the test. Kaeldra is forced to seek out the dragons and acquire their milk - the only cure to the otherwise-deadly disease. However, the seemingly impossible task becomes even more impossible when Kaeldra suddenly becomes the sole caretaker of three baby draclings.
Includes: awesome female protagonists, adventure, women bonding with dragons, well-intentioned but chaotic dragon babies, dragons who are neither “good” nor “evil”
Dealing with Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles) by Patricia Wrede
Cimorene isn’t a “proper” princess. She’s stubborn, curious, intelligent, smart-mouthed… and bored. So bored, that when her parents attempt to marry her off to a well-intentioned but utterly dull prince from the neighboring country, she runs away to live with dragons instead.
Includes: the princess choosing the dragon, dragon politics, princesses refusing to be rescued because they prefer living with the dragon thank you very much, princess saving the day, intelligent princesses who know Latin and fencing and can make cherries jubilee
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
A truce has been made between humans and dragons, but hatred between the species still runs deep. For Seraphina, her very existence is dangerous - to be half-human, half-dragon is to be reviled by both. To be a half-breed living in the palace? Even worse. And when plots emerge to break the truce between humans and dragons and start the war all over again, Seraphina gets thrown right in the thick of it.
Includes: half-human half-dragon heroine, Vulcan-esque dragons, dragons who can take the form of humans, well-developed romance, emotional relationships between humans and dragons, music, intrigue
The Last Dragonlord by Joanne Bertin
Linden Rathan is a Dragonlord, an immortal weredragon that can transform between human and dragon at will. Linden has been alone for 600 years, the only Dragonlord not to have a soultwin. When he is called to help prevent a civil war in a human Kingdom, he meets Maurynna, a young ship’s captain who he immediately recognizes as his soultwin. The only problem? She’s human.
Includes: weredragons, well-developed romance, political intrigue, powerful female characters, soul mates, a unique take on dragon lives and culture, guys who are good with kids
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle) by Christopher Paolini
Eragon lives with his cousin and uncle in a small village in the country of Alagaesia, a kingdom ruled by a tyrant. While he loves to hear stories of the legendary Dragonriders in times long past, he never dreams that he is one. When Eragon stumbles across a dragon egg, he is no longer a farm boy - he is the last Dragonrider, the only hope for all the people who oppose the king and wish for the reign of Dragonriders to begin once more.
Includes: humans bonding with dragons, adventure, magic, battles, elves and dwarves, politics and cultures, characters developing from children to well-rounded adults, sacrifice, revolution
Dragonkeeper (The Dragonkeeper Trilogy) by Carole Wilkinson
In the Han Dynasty in China, the emperor keeps the imperial dragons locked away. Now, when the last dragon is in danger of execution, a nameless servant girl helps him to escape. Now, she must help the dragon escape from sorcerers and dragon hunters to reach freedom. On this journey, she must also discover the depths of her own abilities and the courage she didn’t know she had to become the true Dragon Keeper.
Includes: Chinese dragons, magic, journeys to self-discovery, sass, Asian culture, adventure, characters becoming who they were meant to be
Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly
When the dragon Morkeleb threatens the kingdom, the people seek out John Aversin,the only man currently alive to have slain a dragon. He agrees to help, accompanied by Jenny Waynest, a half-taught sorceress and the mother of John’s children. Upon their arrival in the kingdom, they realize that it isn’t just a dragon they have to deal with: a sorceress much more powerful than Jenny has hold over the king. The situation is much more perilous than they realized - and for some reason, the dragon is fascinated with Jenny.
Includes: deeply intelligent and chaotic-evil dragons, sorcereresses, nerdy dragonslayers, magic, political intrigue, unmarried couples with children, magic, choices between power and love
Dragonsong (Harper Hall Trilogy) by Anne McCaffrey
Menolly lives in a sea hold on Pern, a planet where dangerous Thread falls from the sky and kills whomever it touches. Menolly dreams of being a Harper one day, but her dream is dismissed as inappropriate by her family and Hold, as Harpers are only men. After running away from home, Menolly gets caught in a Threadfall, and takes refuge in a cave that happens to be inhabited - by fire lizards.
Includes: miniature dragons, music, the desire to follow one’s own path, miniature dragons that sing, sexism, humans and dragons bonding
Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
On the planet of Pern, the biggest threat to survival is the dangerous and deadly Thread that falls from the sky. To combat it, humans formed special bonds with intelligent, firebreathing dragons, and wage war against the Thread in the sky. (23 book series, spanning over 2 1/2 millennia)
Includes: telepathic bonds between dragons and humans, dragon hierarchy, politics, genetically-created dragons, multiple generations, romance