9 Fiery Fantasy Novels For Dragon Lovers
Dragons have been appearing in stories for centuries, and there are plenty of modern authors who keep these powerful beasts alive and well in the pages of their fantasy novels. The dragons featured in the books listed here range from terrifying monsters who wreak havoc on innocent people to empathetic characters with complex personalities. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
Dragon Books: Our 9 Picks
Fun Activities For Fantasy Fans
- Host a magical movie night
- Enter a Magic: The Gathering tournament
- Play a fantasy video game with friends
- Use a Ouija board to contact the spirits
- Create a cosplay of your favorite character
- Have a board game night
- Podcast about your favorite show, movie, or book
- Host a Dungeons and Dragons campaign
8 Great Dragon Movies
- How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
- Eragon (2006)
- DragonHeart (1996)
- The NeverEnding Story (1984)
- Spirited Away (2001)
- Pete's Dragon (2016)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
- Dragonworld (1994)
The Evolution of Dragon Mythology
With their imposing size, massive wingspan, and fiery breath, dragons are among the most awe-inspiring of mythical creatures. Luckily for fans, there are plenty of great books out there that are filled with them. In no particular order, here are nine fantasy novels that lovers of the fire-breathing beasts will cherish.
At #1 is "Song in the Silence" by Elizabeth Kerner. After a life of being told by her cruel family that dragons don't exist, newly-orphaned Lanen Kaelar sets out to prove them wrong. Embarking on a perilous quest to the fabled Dragon Isle, Lanen is pursued by mysterious magical forces that she's only beginning to understand, and which might have something to do with her destiny.
For #2 we have "Dragon's Fire" by Tiger Hebert. Slayvin, a monstrous, soul-crushing black dragon, has escaped from a thousand years in chains to wreak havoc on the land of Aurion. As the beast's reign of terror threatens to destroy everything, Aurion's remaining dwarves, orcs, humans, and elves must band together. Facing a bleak future, their only hope might rest in an age-old prophecy.
Facing a bleak future, their only hope might rest in an age-old prophecy.
At #3 we come to "House of Shadows" by Rachel Neumeier. Left adrift after their wealthy merchant father dies, eight sisters struggle against debt and a looming war. Two of them, the beautiful Karah and the unassuming Nemienne, agree to be sold in order to ensure the survival of all the siblings. While Karah finds her place at a luxurious geisha house, Nemienne runs into danger as the apprentice of a shadowy mage. Meanwhile, the arrival of a foreign sorcerer stirs up political tensions in the kingdom that could throw everyone's lives into chaos.
Coming in at #4 is "Battle Mage" by Peter A. Flannery. In a world terrorized by a demonic force known as the "Possessed," warriors called battle mages make special bonds with dragons to defend civilization. Hampered by a physical disability and a troubled family legacy, Falco Dante isn't particularly suited for fighting. When the young man joins his friends to enroll in an elite martial school, he struggles to quell his doubts and fears to realize his true potential and save the land.
For #5 we find "As the Crow Flies" by Robin Lythgoe. Once he completes his final job, infamous thief Crow is looking forward to retiring and settling down with the woman he loves. Actually doing that, however, turns out to be anything but simple. When Crow is caught by his mark, a mad wizard masquerading as the Baron Duzayan, he is coerced into stealing a dragon's egg with the help of a lawman who has been his longtime foe. If their mission is a success, the empire might just suffer because of it.
If their mission is a success, the empire might just suffer because of it.
At #6 we get "The Rogue King" by Abigail Owen. In this sizzling romance, two supernatural beings who have spent their lives hiding from the world find themselves falling in love. Kasia, a phoenix, knows that for a race of men called dragon shifters, the possession of her kind is the key to the highest throne. Brand, a rogue dragon seeking retribution for the murder of his family, is hunting for a phoenix to bring to the king so he can take power and exact his revenge. When he comes across Kasia, however, a different kind of burning desire is awoken in his heart.
Showing up at #7 is "Draigon Weather" by Paige L. Christie. To appease the Draigon that lords over their land and ease the drought he has caused, the patriarchal council of Arnan regularly sacrifices women. Leiel, whose mother becomes one of the victims, is forced to leave school and become an indentured servant. While she seeks forbidden wisdom, her pal Cleod vows to avenge her mom by joining a group that trains to slay the imperious beast. As the friends' loyalties are challenged, the consequences of their rebellious actions come to rival the threat of the Draigon himself.
For #8 we have "Dragon Apocalypse" by Josh Powell. This sequel to "The Berserker and the Pedant" follows Gurken Stonebiter and the plucky Pellonia as they embark on a journey to rescue a town from a dragon hungry for maiden sacrifices. They are joined on their expedition by the rascally Maximina, whose tricks will come in handy against the many enemies they must face on the way to defeating the fire-breathing menace.
They are joined on their expedition by the rascally Maximina, whose tricks will come in handy against the many enemies they must face on the way to defeating the fire-breathing menace.
Finally, arriving at #9 is "Daughter of the Drackan" by Kathrin Hutson. The human-born Keelin has inherited all the strength and cunning of the dragons who raised her, as well as their hatred for her kind. But something about her identity is not as it seems. When she begins waking from unexplainable blackouts drenched in blood, Keelin heads to the human world for answers. As she hunts down an apparent enemy and memories from her past resurface, the girl split between two opposing races will have to figure out where her allegiances really lie.