Top 5 Wednesday – Dragon Appreciation Day!

Welcome back to Top 5 Wednesday.  This is a meme started in November of 2013 and is still going strong! If you’re interested in being a part of it please see the group on Goodreads.

This week’s topic is Dragon Appreciation Day!

Today is Dragon Appreciation Day and there are so many good dragons to be found in books. Here are a few of my favorites in honor of the day …

Viseryon, Drogon, & Rhaegal

A Song of Ice and Fire – George R. R. Martin

Awww, they were so cute when they were mean little fire-breathing monsters. They don’t have as much personality as some of the other dragons in my list but they need to be recognized.

Image by HBO


The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien

The original wyrm. So greedy, and clever and wicked. A favorite since I first read the book as a kid.

Image by New Line Cinema

Tintaglia & Paragon

Realm of the Elderlings – Robin Hobb

There are so many great dragons in this series, but I did have some favorites. Paragon is complicated and messy but so fascinating. Tintaglia, is a wonderful character and can be both amusing and frightening. Wonderful series, fantastic dragons.

Image by John Howe


Temeraire Series – Naomi Novik

I’ve only read the first book of this series but the character of Temeraire is so charming. I absolutely loved him. I need to read more of these books.

Technically that was 7 dragons from 4 books, so that averages to 5. Nailed it! I think.

4 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday – Dragon Appreciation Day!

    1. I noticed while I was making this list that a lot of fictional dragons don’t really have much personality. They are just vehicles or dangerous creatures. I tried to pick the few I’ve read who had more to them. There aren’t many.

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