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Spring Blog CarnivalWhy hello Spring Blog Carnival go-er. *raspy wide eyed voice* I hope you are having simply a maaaarvelous time at this year’s carnival! Now I’m sure you’ve heard of the great mystical creature called The Dragon right? Of course, of course, yes, if you’re attracted to The Dragon Booth, that would be a silly question to ask. Now, I wonder just how thorough you’re studying has been, however. Have you journeyed across the worlds to find all varieties of this great creature that you could? Well, it’s always good to get some extra studying in on such a wonderful subject, isn’t it??

I tell you what, you present five examples of your favorite dragons and why those particular dragons are awesome to show me that you are truly serious about the study of this great creature, and I might just give you another book to aid your studying from the ones I have here.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George Heart of the Dragon's Realm A Dance with Dragons A Natural History of Dragons
Ahem *coughcoughsplutter* Yes, so what I was saying is that my challenge is to list your five favorite books with dragons and why those particular dragons are so awesome. You can have that be a blog post that you link to or you can comment (just say you commented and what name you commented with) if you don’t have a blog you want to post at. I will pick one winner who will get to choose one of the dragon books above or another book obviously related to dragons to get from the Book Depository. This is open to anywhere the Book Depository ships. If the book you choose is significantly more than $20 I’ll ask you choose another, since we don’t want to drain my funds for other giveaways.

Note: I’m not responsible for books lost in the mail, sorry! Winners will have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address. I can make amendments to this rules if I forgot something.

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Comments

  1. Sad to say, but I’ve not read a lot of dragon-centric books, so a couple of these are from the same series, but they do feature dragons! ^_^

    1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (Smaug)
    2. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (the four Tri-Wizard dragons)
    3. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce (Skysong, Flamewing)
    4. The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce (Skysong, Diamondflame, Wingstar, etc.)
    5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Norbert)

  2. Five books pertaining to dragons:-

    1. Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini
    2. Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
    3. Dragon Slippers Series by Jessica Day George
    4. The Templar Chronicles by Jeff Gunhus (specifically book #2, Monster Academy)
    5. Eon by Alison Goodman

  3. Oh my gosh.. I haven’t read any apart from Clash of Kings, Harry Potters and Flying Blind. D: You must help! There aren’t enough dragons in my life FLAILFLAIL

  4. Five books with draons:
    1.Dragon bound by thea Harrison
    2Dragonflight by Ann mC Caffrey
    3Dragon blood by Patricia briggs
    4) Dragon champion by E E Knight
    5) Kiss of Fire by deborah cooke

    i love how intelligent and territorial dragons can be. possessive and protective

    • I also need to know why you liked the particular dragons in those books :)

    • 1 dragon bound: Drago was so full of himself that it was funny, he never expected a frail human to steal from him and even less to fall in love
      2 dragon flight….. it was perhaps my first book with dragon ( my brother dropped the books on my bed one day) i enjoyed the link they had with their riders and teh diversity of the dragon in the series ( the color are different and it affect the behaviour and their “role”) later in the series we even get little dragon with butterfly wing they were so vcute in my opinion
      3: dragon blood.. it’s harder to tell why i love the dragon here it’s simply patricia magic that make me remember the books and thus pick this dragon ( oh and he can have human form)
      4) dragon champion: it’s the first series i have where we get the thought of the dragon mostly… we discover them babies, what they thought, wanted etc and their life when they grow up. each one is different and i liked that
      5) kiss of fire ^^ a warrior dragon strong determined ..; that become puddle in a woman arms and must fight for her because she doesn’t know what she is or that dragon exist…. lovely

      ^^ i hope i’ve been precise enough to make you want to discover some of these^^

  5. I haven’t read all that many dragon books yet! But I really like Christopher Paolini’s series. I also recently read The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé and was surprised to find out it was about dragons! I loved it though because it was so different than I’d expected! Then there’s Die Nacht des Drachens by Wolfgang Hohlbein which I LOVED as a teen and read like 3 times. I don’t know if there’s a translation into English though :/
    Here’s where it gets a tad sketchy for me ^^’ I loved JRR Tolkien’s Smaug. I also liked Harry Potter 4 and the dragon challenge there. And though I haven’t read the Game of Thrones books, the series is fantastic and I love Daenerys’ plotline :)
    I hope that counts! I really want to get more into dragon books – I’m fascinated both by the dragons who are always in dragon form and by the more ‘shifter’ like lore of humans transforming to dragons and vice versa.

    • Wow, I didn’t know The Sweetest Dark had dragons in it, eeeeeexcellent!

      There is an interesting subset of dragon books where they can shift into humanoid form or humanoids can shift into dragon form. Those types might be worth a post all their own >.> mwahaha

  6. I don’t think I’ve read many dragon books.

    I’ve read the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, those were fun read, for the most part the dragons were at war with the wizards.

    And I’ve read Song in the Silence which is the first book in some series, I’ve only read that one though. It’s a sort of romance, it’s sweet, though it feels longer than it needs to be.

    • Yes, I love the Enchanted Forest Chronicles :D

      I agree that Song in the Silence was a bit slow/longer than the plot. I still need to finish that series too, hehe

  7. 1. Harry Potter–because there’s lots of different kinds and we get to see a baby one hatch in book 1.
    2. Inheritance series–I liked it that the dragons were wise and allied with humans.
    3. The Sword of Truth–Not a huge part of the plot but there were definitely some bada** female dragons who were PMSing, which was really fun.
    4. The Hobbit–who doesn’t love to hate Smaug?
    5. A Song of Fire and Ice–especially book 5. I won’t give spoilers but everyone told me that given the title, there really wasn’t much with the dragons. I’ll give ‘em that it was short-lived, but what there was was smokin’ awesome (pun totally intended). :D

    Fun Giveaway. Thanks Anja! :D

  8. 1. The Lost Hero- Festus the dragon. Epic.
    2. The Inheritance cycle- The connection between a dragon and its rider are pretty cool.
    3. A Song of Ice and Fire- I’ve only read the first few books, but I love the three dragons!
    4. The Septimus Heap series- Spit Fyre. Great name. A disobedient dragon leading to many hilarious shenanigans.
    5. Incarnate- the dragons in this series are pretty scary.

  9. CORDELIA says:

    1) Dragonriders of Pern
    2) Harry Potter
    3) The Hobbit
    4) Eragon
    5) Seraphina

  10. Very fun giveaway. But I would play just for the dragons.
    1. The Sundering by Jacqueline Carey
    2. Keman from The Elvenbane by Mercedes Lackey & Andre Norton
    3. Great Shadow by James Maxey (awesome series dealing with elemental dragons)
    4. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    5. The Fire Wyrm from Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton

    • I’m a dork and didn’t read the directions.
      The Sundering Dragon – who has a personality and a deep connection to a human.
      Keman also was connected to a humanish-girl and kicked ass even when he got his ass kicked.
      Great Shadow is an awesomely elemental dragon that can take you out without waking from his nap.
      Rothfuss’s dragon is a vegetarian.
      The Fire Wyrm is a man-made ‘beast’ used to terrify the villagers.

  11. 1. Wild Magic – Kitty is adorable and so intelligent
    2. Wolf-Speaker – Kitty is seriously amazing,
    3. Emperor Mage – Kitty is developing new skills
    4. The Realms of the Gods – we meet more dragons, young and old
    5. Eragon – Bad ass

  12. Suz Reads says:

    I love dragons because they can fly, are intelligent and so majestic! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win! My favorite books with dragons are:
    - Seraphina
    - Harry Potter books
    - The Hobbit
    - Joust by Mercedes Lackey
    - Alta by Mercedes Lackey

  13. Asti (A Bookish Heart) says:

    1) Inheritance series (Saphira) – I loved all the dragons in this series, but I fell quickly in love with Saphira. I absolutely loved her relationship with Eragon and how she was so protective of him. Without out, he’d be nothing.

    2) The Hobbit (Smaug) – It’s been years since I’ve read the book, but seeing the movie in December reminded me of the awesomeness of Smaug. I love how he is like the typical dragon that you grow up with in fairy tales, just hoarding a bunch of gold in some mountain. But he’s extremely powerful and intimdating, even if he just sits around all the time. (I can’t wait to see him in all his full glory in the movies).

    3) Vlad Taltos series (Loiosh) – He’s technically a jhereg familiar, which is this tiny dragon-like creature, but because of the cover illustration I’ve always just pictured it as literally a smaller dragon that can fit on your shoulder. I loved how witty Loiosh is, and how he helped Vlad Taltos on his assassination missions!

    4) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Norberta) – I actually like how Hagrid thought he could take care of a baby dragon, but was really in over his head. I think most of us would be like this, but then end up getting killed because dragons are really vicious creatures! I also felt bad for poor Norberta, sine she was mistakenly identified as a male in the beginning!

    5) Eek! Those are the only four I can think of book-wise (all the more reason I should win. Oh help me dragon master!) So for this fifth one, I’ll put a movie dragon. Dragonheart (Draco) – It’s been forever since I’ve seen this movie, but it was the one that made me fell in love with dragons. I loved the connection between the dragon and the boy, especially since he was the last dragon alive. (And really, I just thought seeing a dragon in a movie was the coolest thing ever as a kid.)

  14. Kristina says:

    1. “Seraphina” by Rachel Hartmann, because I thought the protagonist was a strong character, even though she wasn’t full dragon (:
    2. “His Majesty’s Dragon” by Naomi Novik. I just loved Temeraire, I wish I had a dragon like that :D
    3. “Inheritance” series by Christopher Paolini. That was pure awesome journey in an amazing world!
    4. I haven’t read any other dragon books D: But can I say what I’d like to read? I really want to read “Firelight” by Sophie Jordan because I want to read a book with dragon shifter as the protagonist (:
    5. I also stumbled across “Dragon’s Bait” by Vivian Vande Velde and the description simply got my interest. It’s standing high in my to-buy-list (:

  15. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Here are my entries:

    1. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows – they’re scary but also so beautiful
    2. Firelight by Sophie Jordan – Love the dragon culture and how they are part of society as well
    3. Harry Potter – the dragon was Hagrid’s pet but I love how they’re also studied and protected
    4. The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe – how dragons are practically extinct and they are part of society as well as humans
    5. Seraphina – she was such an awesome musician:)

    Thank you:)

  16. 1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Amazing because there were so many dragon variations!
    2. Between by Kerry Shafer. Epic because she is a shifter that turns into a dragon. What could be better than that?!
    3. Eragon by Christopher Paolini because Saphira is amazing. I loved this entire series! Saphira is the rockstar of the story and is always saving Eragon from his stupid mistakes
    4.Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs, this is seriously epic and the dragon scenes leave me swooning
    5. Last but not least Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter. Darius en Kragin is HOT!!

  17. I’m not gonna lie–I really haven’t read many books with dragons in them. Nevertheless, I would call them one of my favourite animals, so I shall try my best.

    1) Smaug {The Hobbit} – because he’s just so…large and unnerving and…Smaugish. And really quite funny on the side.

    2) Samaranth {Here, There Be Dragons} – he drinks tea and gives crackers to badgers. ‘Nuff said.

    3) Eustace as a dragon…does that even count? {The Voyage of the Dawn Treader} – because he changed so much and became such a good friend to everyone when he was a dragon.

    Oh dear…I think I’ve ran out of book dragons. Movie dragons, then.

    4) Toothless {How to Train Your Dragon} – to being with, he is too adorable for words. And he’s hilarious. And adorable. Have I mentioned that?

    5) Mushu {Mulan} – I’m not sure that even needs explaining.

  18. Veronika says:

    I haven’t read many books with dragons in them, but here are a few I loved:

    1. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling – I loved the 4 dragons at the Tri-Wizard tournament, my favorite was Harry’s! He was scary and deadly!
    2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – Norbert was sooo cute! lol I mean, I know dragons don’t suppose to be cute, but he was! :D
    3. The Hobbit – Oh, Smaug! Loved the book and the movie! Smaug is so scary, I was freaked out by it! It’s really intimidating! But also that’s why I loved him so much!
    4. Inheriance series – I loved how smart they are and how they worked together with humans!
    5. Seraphina – Amazing! I love that dragons can mimic humans and take their shape!

  19. The Harry Potter series – I lied the dragon that had been chained as a protector in the bank but then carried Harry, Ron and Hermoine to freedom. It was a scary looking dragon that ended up helping.

    How to Train Your Dragon – Toothless – Another scary dragon that ended up being nice.

    My favorite – Puff the Magic Dragon. While I know that there are differenct takes on this, I am going with the children’s book version where Puff was another nice dragon.

    Harry Potter series – Norberta – I loved her when she was a baby and also because of Hagrid. Hagrid was one of my favorite HP characters.

    I also loved the dragon from Tangled – the dragon the is her friend but is not considered a good dragon by her father because she is not fierce.

    I guess you can see my theme – I like nice dragons.

  20. Cali W. says:

    My five favorite books are:
    1. Tiger’s Voyage- The dragons are used to perform a test for the characters each one has a cool characteristic.
    2. Eragon-I have never read a bond so powerful between a boy and a dragon.
    3. Firelight- The girl is part dragon and the only fire breather left, I want to be a fire breather! :)
    4. Dealing With Dragons-Who doesn’t want to be a princess living with a dragon?
    5. Voices of Dragons- (my favorite) A girl saves dragons from being hunted and rides these mighty creatures. <3

  21. I love dragons but I am embarrassed because I didn’t read many dragon books.
    The ones I read were
    The Hobbit
    Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
    and A Clash of Kings

    I think I saw more books about Dragons then I actually read about them. I love the dragon in The Hobbit, he is just huge and awesome and hello…sleeps in gold. I loved the black dragon in the game of throne books, my favorite Drogon, he is just bad ass :)

  22. Brynna says:

    I too haven’t read a ton of dragon books, though I have liked the ones I’ve read.

    Seraphina was fantastic, because I could just imagine how intelligent and sneaky the dragons were. They seemed so plausible.

    Harry Potter, I just absolutely love Hagrid takign care of baby dragons. Is there really anything better than Hagrid taking care of something, though?

    The Two Princesses of Bamarre was also good. That dragon just seemed so sad and lonely. I felt bad for it.

    Similar to just above, the Seawhip in (the first 5 chapters of) Siege and Storm was also another sad, sad creature that really made me feel for it,

    I honestly can’t think of a 5th book of the top of my head. I absolutely love the dragons in Game of Thrones (tv show), they seem just like little ferrets to me, but I haven’t read the books.

  23. 1. Jacinda (Firelight series) Umm because she can breathe fire and be human too!
    2. Tamara (Firelight Series) Her ability to turn into a dragon doesn’t come easy but she eventually becomes an awesome dragon that can control the environment.
    3. Cassian (Firelight Series) I picture him as a dreamy dark powerful dragon. Pure awesome.
    4. Daenerys ‘s dragons because no one thought dragons existed anymore. Also she is my favorite character!
    5. Dragons in Harry Potter. (Horntail) Not my favorite but is still awesome simply because he was still able to overcome the challenge!

    BUT I just checked out Seraphina from the library so I might be have a different top 5

  24. Giaochau Nguyen says:

    It took awhile to find dragon books I have read but here they are.

    1. Eon by Alison Goodman- I like how they have dragons that are part of the zodiac and how they have a person who uses their power.
    2. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan- Love Festus (even though he is technically a machine) and how he communicated with Leo with his machine parts. I miss Festus but I’m happy they use his head for the boat.
    3. Seraphina by Rachel Harman- love how the dragons mimic humans and live in their society
    4. Firelight by Sophie Jordan- Like how the characters change into dragons and it’s not just the sterotypically dragons that blow fire but there are other dragons that can become invisible or produce a fog and cause humans to fall asleep and forget.
    5. Voices of Dragons- It’s cool how the dragons can talk to the humans even though the humans are highly afraid and avoid them (well except for the main character)

  25. only read one book with a dragon
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone- Hagrid liked it

  26. Huh. This one’s a bit of a stumper, as dragons are often done badly (which makes me so sad).

    Definitely SERAPHINA, because it’s beautiful and epic and has probably the most unique take on dragons I’ve ever read.

    Also, THE HOBBIT, because duh, it’s a classic.

    And lastly, I enjoyed DRAGONSPELL, because it was one of my first dragon books. I don’t remember much about it, except that I loved the secondary characters.

    Oh! Added THE TWO PRINCESSES OF BAMARRE. Such a rockin’ book.

  27. I love love love DRAGONS … I have visited your blog often … the dragons make me.
    So let’s see:
    1. Eragon by Christopher Paolini. These books are amazing.. this dragon seems like a great friend (warning.. do not watch this movie).
    2. Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Who can leave Smaug off the list of the greatest dragons. Of course a little hobbit took him out.
    3. Dragonology by Dr. Earnest Drake. The whole ology book set is pretty amazing. But this one started it all. You can feel dragon scales in it! AMAZING!
    4. Puff the Magic Dragon book WITH CD… this is amazing. http://www.amazon.com/Puff-The-Magic-Dragon-Package/dp/B002R2I2YU The art is beautiful and the music is beautiful to listen to as you read along. It might be a children’s book but I totally love it.
    5. Also.. I am a big Dungeons and Dragons player… it is fun to read about all the different stats and kinds of dragons in the game in the Monster Manual book!! Great pictures in there too.

    Thanks for hosting this challenge I love it!

  28. I don’t read a lot of books with dragons in them, so my list is short one… ‘:}

    Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini- The first book I have read about dragons, that I can remember, it was so very epic!
    Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling- I loved the baby dragons, so cute!
    Firelight- I loved that she was part dragon, I’ve never read a book like that before
    Mushu (Mulan)- he was great and so funny

  29. Anna Memphis says:

    1. The Treasure Dragon in Beowulf. The final fight of a great hero, as all his men, save for a boy, abandon him. The Dragon is a device here, but he’s THE dragon all others are based off of, including Smaug. Firebreather, has treasure, vengeful, huge, monstrous….but yet I got a sense of dignity from him. On the other hand, that might have been from his representation in Grendel by John Gardiner. (I guess this could be two versions of the same dragon – one from Seamus Heaney’s translation, the other from John Gardiner’s post modern update -but eh, I’ll try for 5)

    2. Smaug. It’s been probably 15 years since I read the hobbit, but I remember Smaug as being able to wreck havoc from miles away and as a serious BAMF.

    3. This may or may not be right, but I always pictured the Jabberwocky from Through the Looking Glass as a dragon. I can still recite most of the original poem. The vorpal blade going snicker snack …. Fun stuff.

    4. Whenever I think of a dragon’s voice, I think Sean Connery’s Draco from Dragonheart. I know he’s not a book dragon, but I too watched that umpteen million times on HBO as a kid.

    5. The HP dragons, collectively. Like the others said, Norberta was adorable as a baby, and it was cool the way JK brought her back with Charlie later in the series. The blind dragon in book 7 was really well done in the film. You felt bad for him, yet you were still terrified of what he might do.

    Special mention for Toothless — he reminds me SO much of my little black cat. Even the boyfriend said, “Watching this movie is like watching your cat on a given day. She’s ridiculous.”

  30. The fire within, Icefire, Firestar, Dark Fire and Fire World

  31. This was a tough one, as I wasn’t sure I’d read many dragon books. So here are 5 of my favorites that I could remember (in no particular order)!

    1. Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon – In the movie Toothless is big and scary, but in the book he’s this tiny little thing that complains all the time. It’s hilarious!

    2. Smaug from The Hobbit – Growing up, Smaug was THE dragon. He’s the one that piqued my interest about all things dragon.

    3. Keman from Elvenbane – Keman is simply amazing. I even named my beta fish after him right after finishing it (ages ago)!

    4. Festus from The Lost Hero – Metal. Dragon. Need I say more??

    5. Kazul from the Enchanted Forest Chronicles – Kazul is amazing! She is funny, friendly and a super amazing leader.

  32. Desnica Kumar says:

    Okay confession…I haven’t read many books about dragons…or I can’t exactly recall reading books about dragons….but OMG Seraphina…how awesome was that book…I loved it…and Seraphina’s uncle Orma was really great!
    The only other books that I can recall reading..that have dragons in them…are Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire….and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo…
    Dragons are awesome and I have no idea why I don’t read more books about them:/

  33. HOORAY FOR DRAGON BOOKS! Just seeing this post made my heart happy :)

    Let’s see, my favorite dragon books are:

    1. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini – Let’s face it: Saphira is pretty darn awesome. And the way that this story is told is BEAUTIFUL.

    2. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – Sure, this is technically a dragon/human hybrid story BUT I love that it features the dragons. The skills/talents that Seraphina possesses are truly interesting.

    3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – Because the dragon in this book kicks butt, even though he’s technically the enemy.

    4. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – How could anyone overlook Dany and her dragons/dragon spirit?

    5. Eon/Eona by Alison Goodman – Dragons + Asian culture = happy Alexa

  34. Ashfa Anwer says:

    Here are 5 of my favorites:

    1- Norbert the baby dragon in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Norbert is cute, he’s the only baby dragon I’ve read about so.um…. he’s cute!

    2- Smaug from The Hobbit: I love how terrifying the dragon is made out to be throughout the whole story, but when we meet him for the first time, he’s so laid back and cool.

    3- Kazul from Dealing with Dragons: I love her for her sense of humor. Plus she is very wise.

    4- Saphira from Eragon: Th is is my favourite one, Saphira is humble, a great friend, trustworthy and I love the blue scales.

    5- Firedrake from Dragon Dragon Rider: He’s brave and determined, what’s not to love?

  35. 1) Eragon by Christopher Paolini – I fell in love with dragons because of this book.
    2) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – enemy and scary, yes, but still loved it!
    3) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – there were dragons, especially in book 4, and I loved seeing that brought to life on screen.
    4) Fablehaven by Brandon Mull – definitely some weird dragons here!! (and scary too)

    I couldn’t think of a 5th one :(( That’s due to the lack of books that I read that have dragons in them :P Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway!

  36. The best dragon books:

    1. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. Princess runs away from arranged marriage to be a dragon’s ‘captive’. The dragon has a LIBRARY. What’s not to love?

    2. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. I like that these dragons cause problems as well as solve them and require training.

    3. The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb. At the risk of spoiling those who want to read the excellent series, I’ll just say that these dragons are very unique and have a fascinating life cycle.

    4. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. Maur the dragon is such a great enemy.

    5. Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCafferty. It’s a classic. You just can’t leave this one off a list of dragon books!

    Honorable mentions to Norbert the baby dragon from Harry Potter and Eustace Scrubb as a dragon from The Dawn Treader.

  37. Eragon – I love how pretty the dragons are in this one
    Game of Thrones – I love how kick-arse Dany is with her dragons.
    Seraphina – I’ve not read it but have a copy becuse the cover is gorgeous!
    Harry Potter – I love the idea that you can get a dragon in a pub
    How To Train You Dragon – Toothless is fantastic.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. Flannery says:

    Seraphina by Rachel Hartman — I love that Seraphina is so human, even though she is technically more than that.
    Eon by Alison Goodman — Eon/a is suuuuch a badass.
    The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen — this is a sad(dish) dragon tale but it is beautifully illustrated, and that’s why I love it.
    Immortals Series by Tamora Pierce — Tamora Pierce is the best at writing, well, everything.
    Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb — I haven’t read these ones yet, but my sister tells me they are amazing. I look forward to some amazing dragons:)

  39. I haven’t read many dragon books – I’ve actually been on the hunt for more dragon books. I recently picked up Seraphina but have yet to read it (I’m dying to pick it up). So here’s my list (with a small modification or two)
    1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. The little dragons they drew out of the sack were so cute, I just wanted to take one and keep it as a pet. The big ones were powerful, beautiful and scary all at the same time, it’s one of my favorite parts in the book and movie.
    2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini. The relationship between Saphira and Eragon is beautiful. I loved reading about a pure, loving relationship between a man and his dragon.
    3. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. The dragons are fierce in this book and pack in a lot of action and thrill!
    4. Draco from Dragonheart (the movie). This is one of my favorite movies. I love the world created and Draco the dragon (played with Sean Connery’s voice). I love the story and the comedy as well in this movie.
    5.Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. Toothless completely reminding me and my fiance of our little black cat. Just so cute and innocent.

  40. Bridget Howard says:

    Eragon by Christopher Paolini- I loved Saphira she is blue (which happens to be my favorite color) and her relationship with Eragon is awesome and unique.
    Firelight by Sohpie Jordan- Jacinda is a feisty dragon with lots of spirit and her hot romance with Will is pretty awesome too.
    Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede- This was one of my favorite series as a kid and I would highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys a good MG fantasy.
    Dragon Slipper by Jessica Day George- So I love Jessica Day George she is one of my favorite authors and this series was so cute!!!
    Seraphina by Rachel Hartman- This was a cute story and I loved Seraphina and her musical talents.

    Thanks this was a fun booth!!!
    bridget.howard(at)hotmail(dot)com

  41. Amber Hsu says:

    I really loved dragons in these books~

    1. Harry Potter series, just because I loved the series and I loved Hagrid’s obsession with them~

    2. the fire within, because I love the whole idea of how the dragons come alive from clay figures…

    3. Eragon, because the dragon was like a best friend to Eragon, and they faced their troubles together.

    4. The firelight series, because dragons aren’t just dragons in there, they’re like half human and I really liked Sophie’s (main charcater) personality and values

    5.Voyage of the dawn treader… Eustace scrubb turning into a dragon and all… his character never failed to make me laugh~

  42. I have not read many books with dragons in it but one which in which i love dragon is Harry Potter because it was my first book with dragon and its description was awesome and when i saw them on screen it increased my fascination

  43. Shamara Catama says:

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – one of my favourite scenes in this book is actually the one with the dragons in it
    Starflower – this is about a dragon who has fallen and her trying to get her wings back
    Eragon – The first in a great series about dragons
    The Hobbit – This book was really great though I feel that it doesn’t match up to the Lord of the Rings
    Seraphina – haven’t read this book but it has been on my wishlist for so long!

  44. The only book with dragons that I read was Harry Potter. I’ve had Seraphina for awhile on my waiting list, but I didn’t have the chance to read it

  45. The first and second, both from Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett: the dragon that is (temporary) king of Ankh-Morpork, and Errol, the small dragon who is the mascot of the City Watch. Because of this brilliant description of a dragon: “It’s a metaphor of human bloody existence, a dragon. And if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s also a bloody great hot flying thing.”

    The next two, are not from the same book, but from the same series, the Harry Potter books: Norbert/a–everyone’s favourite dragon–who’s adorable, and the dragon that helps the trio in the last book. The latter is included for being menacing but helpful.

    And lastly, the dragons from the A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, for bringing magic back! (I wish Martin included them more in the story, though.)

    I haven’t read that many books featuring dragons, but they’re awesome creatures I’d love to read more about.

  46. Jaime Lester says:

    So many people have issues with this one, but the first is Eragon. The Sapphira is amazing, I love her! I love Eragon, and the bond that they have. This is high fantasy, and the world, the dragons and their meaning, it is phenomenal!

    The next would be the Harry Potter series, of course. I love Norbit , Hagrid’s Dragon. I love the games, and Harry getting the egg. I loved it all. I just love these books. They blow me away, still, every time that I read them!

    And my all time favorite is the Dragon Diaries by Deborah Cooke! This is my favorite dragon series, and it is just a favorite series altogether! Truly a fantastic set of books. I love the dragon lore, the descriptions of them. The meaning behind the main character being the first female dragon. I love these books so much and they are highly recommended!

    Those are all of the dragon books that I can think of that I have read. I know they aren’t 5 separate books, but together they are more than 5! I need to read more dragon stories, because I do have the tendency to love them!

  47. The list of dragon books I’ve read is pitifully small. o___o

    Seraphina – I like how the dragons are portrayed in the book. How the human emotions are mostly alien to them, their cold intelligence and while they have perfect technique, they lack the emotion for music. The dragon/human politics was interesting and I was really fascinated by Seraphina and Orma’s interactions.

    Eon & Eona – Asian dragons! The dragon lore in the Eon/a universe was very unique and in the way they reminded me a bit of a Cantonese dragon drama I used to watch as a child.

    Dragon Slippers trilogy – Loved the dragons in this series! I like how fierce they are at first but slowly warm up and become fond of Creel.

    The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe – Dragon in historical romance! That premise caught my attention. Although I didn’t love the book as much as I thought I would it was still intriguing. The dragons in this series have a a few forms: drakon, smoke and human. They have to shift to smoke form first before become drakon/human.

  48. Nikki O says:

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – awesome variety of dragons! Enough said.
    Voyage of The Dawn Treader – the part where the cousin turned into a dragon, and kinda saved the day. That was cool.
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Norbert was SO CUTE!! As a baby of course, especially when he coughed.
    Eragon – I’ve only watched the movie so far and it was alright, can’t say I remember much SORRY!
    How To Train Your Dragon – I know this is a movie so please don’t breather fire on me! But I tried to make 5 as per your fiery request. But I LOVE Toothless! Even more since he’s so cat-like!

    There! That’s my *cheating* 5 dragons!! Thanks for the fun!

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