Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
One of the best dragon books to date, Hartman conjures a world where dragons and humans live alongside each other until betrayal and mistrust cause violence and discontent. The story is told through the eyes of Seraphina, a court musician.
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
A Game Of Thrones (A Song Of Ice and Fire Series) by George R. R. Martin
No- the entire series does not revolve around dragons, but the story develops from the departure and mythical extinction of dragons. That is until a young female, claiming to be descended from dragons herself, presents 3 dragons, and the fight for the Iron Throne reaches new heights.
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Written by a teenage boy, Eragon draws influence from many fantasy classics and as such, Eragon is a rich tale of dragons, cruelty and a little boy’s stand against injustice and oppression. Needless to say, this was the first dragon book I ever read at 14 and I was hooked ever since.
When young Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his adopted family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
What happens if history is rewritten? And that things as we know it were seen through different eyes? Like those of dragons?
Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons, bred for size or speed. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future – and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature.
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
This YA fantasy-thriller follows the experiences of Jacinda, a fire-breathing draki, who has little control over her life due to her rare gift. What follows is chaos, teenage angst, love and more chaos. It’s fun chaos though.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.
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