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  1. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    latenight stimulation

    Well you can blame The Dragon Quintet but I now have a need for more fantasy with Dragons - and Dance with Dragons is taking a while for the author to write ;) soo

    Anyone got any good suggestions of books with good dragons in them?

    Thus far I've read/started
    Pern by Anne McCaffrey - I like the story idea and the basis, but I just don't get along with Anne's writing style in them. Might just be the early books but I've yet to really sink my teeth into this one

    Temeraire by Naomi Novik - possibly my current favourite series which dragons in it

    Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly Probably running close second to Temerair!

    Discworld by Sir Terry Pratchett - gets the odd dragon appearance ;)

    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - yep dragon in there!


    Sadly that is about it for me on dragons at present - at least where they feature as a major/key component in the story. Honestly I'd prefer something along the lines of Pern/Temerair rather than those in the latter groups where they tend to be more the hunted species.

    So anyone got any good suggestions for more dragons?
     
  2. Ser Land

    Ser Land New Member

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    Well, there's *cough Eragon cough*, but it's kinda poor.

    There's Dragon Masters by Jack Vance.

    And there are the Forgotten Realms novels like Dragonlance and Icewind Dale.

    And Raymond Feist's novels also have dragons, ocasionally.
     
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    Lord Armagoth New Member

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    the silmarillion by J.R.R. tolkien
    The dragon lance chronicles by margrat weis and tracy hickman
     
  4. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    Actually I have read Eragon - I found it far far better than the film ;)
    Not read Dragon masters or Dragon Lance so that is two to look out for (I think I might have a dragonlance somewhere in my to read pile)

    Fiest I'm slowly getting through, but I find that his works after Magician are somewhat lacking. Magician was epic whilst the rest are feeling a little too much like DnD adventures. I might give his books that he wrote with Janny Wurts a read though as I hear good things of them

    Silmarillion is way way way too much work for night times ;)
     
  5. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Eragon was OK, though a bit *?* like the Belgariad, then Eldest was a little worse, and Brisingr going down. The fourth book in the trilogy(if it still is one) probably will be too classic, childlike and simple. (read my blog)
    Dragon for a short period of time in The Children of Hurin - Tolkien
    Farmer Giles of Ham - Tolkien
    Ewilan: d'un monde à l'autre - Bottero (french)
    The Mallorean (short appearances) - Eddings
    Drizzt books - Salvatore
     
  6. Ser Land

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    Silmarillion is fantastic. Read it! I command you.:saurumon:

    I heard that about Feist too. I have only read Magician yet.

    Dragon Masters is not what you may expect, perhaps. But it's Vance. Vance writes nothing short of good.