From Game of Thrones to Harry Potter, the most successful fantasy franchises in history have featured memorable dragons. Since we’ve yet to win a dragon egg in a dive-bar poker game, we’ll have to settle for living out our beast-rearing dreams through the pages of novels. Thus, here are our 10 favorite dragon books of all time.
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Tea with the Black Dragon
Martha McNamara is aided in her search for her daughter in this fantasy thriller by a man with the ability to transform into a dragon.
A Song of Ice and Fire series
In this epic series, young Daenerys Targaryen gives birth, by fire, to three dragons: Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion. The dragons make her all the more formidable as a contender to the Iron Throne.
His Majesty’s Dragon
In this alternate-reality fantasy, warriors fight each other on the backs of dragons during the Napoleonic Wars.
After a regular college student is transported to a magical dimension, he must team up with, among others, a Marxist dragon, in order to fight against a dark force.
In a world in which humans and dragons live side-by-side, a court musician joins together with a prince to solve a gruesome murder.
In the first book in the Inheritance Cycle, farm boy Eragon intends to trade a beautiful blue stone he finds in the mountains for food … only to watch as it hatches into a dragon.
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When her world is threatened by an evil force from a neighboring planet, Lessa must team up with a dragon queen to fight it.
Dealing with Dragons
Independent-minded Princess Cimorene abandons her royal duties and runs away to live with a dangerous dragon called Kazul in the first book of this fantasy series.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Though multiple dragons appear in the series, Norbert is one of the most memorable. After Hagrid wins a dragon egg from a disguised Professor Quirrell during a card game, he becomes obsessed with the creature, whom he names Norbert. Norbert, later revealed to be a female, is eventually released into the care of Ron’s brother Charlie Weasley.
In this sequel to Dragon’s Winter, Karadur Atani has now gained the power to transform from a human into a dragon. He must grapple with the challenges of ruling as a dragon lord in a fantastical medieval world.
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