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47+ of Your Favorite Books About Dragons

Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

This week’s Riot Rec is sponsored by Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.

seraphina coverFour decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Dragons can fold themselves into human shape, which enables them to lend their rational, mathematical minds to scholars and teachers, and attend court as ambassadors. Seraphina Dombegh, an unusually gifted musician, is drawn into an investigation with the captain of the Queen’s Guard and the crown prince, when a member of the royal family is murdered in suspiciously draconian fashion. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect the deadly secret behind her musical talent.




You don’t have to be the Mother of Dragons to appreciate a good tale about fire-breathing creatures the size of houses. We asked you for your favorite books about dragons, and you answered. From high fantasy to picture books, here are over 47 of your favorite dragon stories:

The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit

The Chronicles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara

The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones

The Deathgate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Dragon Bone by Patricia Briggs

Dragon Keeper series by Carole Wilkinson

Dragon Kin series by G. A. Aiken

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

The Dragoneye series by Alison Goodman

The Dragonic Voyages by Katherine A Smith

Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly

Dragonlance series by Margaret Weiss

Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey

The Dragonstone by Dennis L. McKiernan

Dragonworld by Byron Preiss and Michael Reaves, illustrated by Joseph Zucker

Drakon series by Shana Abe

Earthsea series by Ursula K. LeGuin

Elder Races series by Thea Harrison

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede

Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like by Jay Williams and Mercer Mayer

Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobbs

Fire’s Astonishment by Geraldine McCaughrean

Firelight series by Sophie Jordan

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell

The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

The Last Dragon Slayer by Jasper Fforde

The Magic Thief: Found and The Magic Thief: Home by Sarah Prineass

Malaxan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson

My Father’s Dragon series by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey

The Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

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

The Story of Owen by EK Johnston

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Tea with the Black Dragon by R.A. MacAvoy

Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton

Truth series by Dawn Cook

The Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce