Riot Recommendation

Riot Recommendation: Your Favorite Books Featuring Dragons

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

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. From high fantasy to middle grade novels featuring friendly wyverns (they totally count) named after sections of the library, we want to know: what’s your favorite novel starring dragons?

Leave your pick in the comments below and check back next week for a reading list!