This is the second part of my love affair with dragons. I love dragons, I really do and when I made the first list in 2014 (or was it 2013?) there were some good pickings. Now? So many dragon books! So many! Now there are tons of pickings and so many are real winners. I am so excited to add 5 more dragon books to the list of things that will make you geeky. Check out the first!
Literary Listings: 5 Dragon Books That Will Make You Geeky(er) Part 2
Pacific Fire (Daniel Blackland series) by Greg Van Eekhout
Ok, so this book isn’t completely about dragons but involves dragons, magic, krackens and a bunch of amazing things and the third book in the series is called Dragon Coast *squeals*. It’s set in an alternative California where magic is absorbed by bone and the carcasses of magic creatures are currency. I love this series, Pacific Fire is the second in it, with California Bones being the first. Either way this book is hella geeky and just amazing.
Talon (Talon series) by Julie Kagawa
I haven’t actually read this series but I do know that it involves dragons and I’ve heard great things about it!
GoodReads description: Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
A Natural History of Dragons (Memoir by Lady Trent series) by Marie Brennan
One of my favourite series by far. I can’t say this enough, you need to read this book, and then the second and third and wait like me, with bated breath, till the fourth comes out. It’s set in an alternate world where dragons are just like any other creature in our world, as populous as kittens with some being as cute as puppies and deadly as… well, dragons.
Plus, look at this damn covers?! SO pretty!
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
I don’t even know how this book didn’t make the first list, because it is a dragon classic. It’s the first dragon book I ever read and it has spawned way too many movies (that movie series did not need three films, it really didn’t).
The Dragon Keeper (Rain Wild Chronicles) by Robi Hobb
I haven’t read this one either, and I feel bad but I’ve gotten a copy from the library but I heard it is amazing.
GoodReads description: Too much time has passed since the powerful dragon Tintaglia helped the people of the Trader cities stave off an invasion of their enemies. The Traders have forgotten their promises, weary of the labor and expense of tending earthbound dragons who were hatched weak and deformed by a river turned toxic. If neglected, the creatures will rampage–or die–so it is decreed that they must move farther upriver toward Kelsingra, the mythical homeland whose location is locked deep within the dragons’ uncertain ancestral memories.
I want your dragon recommendations! Send forth your wyverns!