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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.