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Old 02-02-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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Dragon books need suggestions

Okay I am in the mood for some books about dragons.

Anne McCaffrey is a old fav of mine, I have also read Mercedes Lackey, Donita Paul, Patricia Briggs, and some others.

Anyone have some suggestions for some good dragon stories? Hopefully by authors that I have not read yet?

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Old 02-02-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
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Have you tried The Dragon And The George series by Gordon R. Dickson yet. Some are quite good. Also The Prophet Of Lamath by Robert Don Hughes is another really terrific read.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_dragons

Don't think all dragons are there, but at least it's a start
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:58 PM   #4
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Have you looked at the Eragon series by Christopher Paolini?
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Non-traditional dragons

If you're ready to go down some unexpected avenues, I'd recommend:
  • Lucius Shepard's "Griaule" novellas ("The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule," "The Scalehunter's Beautiful Daughter," "Father of Stones," "Liar's House"). These chronicle the physical and psychic impacts of a giant (think in terms of miles) but hibernating dragon on the surrounding countryside.
  • Mike Resnick's Dragon America. What would the 1776 Revolutionary War have looked like if dragons were found to be native to North America?

Neither has a wizard, elf or unicorn to be found. If I recall correctly, no swordplay either.
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Have you looked at the Eragon series by Christopher Paolini?
I started the first one and had to stop. His writing was so heavily influenced by McCaffrey, Lewis and Tolkein, it was weird for me to read it. I did not like it, which is funny because I love those authors.

I did love the movie though!

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Old 02-02-2010, 06:58 PM   #7
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Have you tried The Dragon And The George series by Gordon R. Dickson yet. Some are quite good. Also The Prophet Of Lamath by Robert Don Hughes is another really terrific read.

Was not able to find Gordon Dickson's Dragon book, nor Robert Don Hughes, though did find their wikipedia info.

Oh and I have also read E.E. Knights Dragon Avenger series.


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Old 02-02-2010, 07:38 PM   #8
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The following is very good:

DRAGON'S RING by Dave Freer (Baen Books)

I have not read it yet, but the following is a Victorian book of manners with dragons:

Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton

I really liked this first in a series (Napoleonic Wars with dragons), but could not get involved in the rest of the series:

His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

It isn't available as an ebook, but another excellent non-standard dragon book is:

Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:59 PM   #9
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The Temeriare series by Naomi Novik is very good. I've read the first two and plan to read the 3rd soon.

Temeraire
1. Temeraire (2006)
2. The Throne of Jade (2006)
3. Black Powder War (2006)
4. Empire of Ivory (2007)
5. Victory of Eagles (2008)
6. Tongues of Serpents (2010)
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:04 PM   #10
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The Temeriare series by Naomi Novik is very good. I've read the first two and plan to read the 3rd soon.

Temeraire
1. Temeraire (2006)
2. The Throne of Jade (2006)
3. Black Powder War (2006)
4. Empire of Ivory (2007)
5. Victory of Eagles (2008)
6. Tongues of Serpents (2010)
Yes, Temeraire is the best!!
Can't wait for him to conquer the lands downunder!!

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Old 02-02-2010, 08:06 PM   #11
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Elizabeth Haydon's series, which I can't think of the name right now. The first is "Rhapsody." Great series.
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Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman have quite a few series.

The 2 Dragonlace trilogies (plus lots of others), War of Souls series, possible the Sovereign Stone series.

Margaret also has the Dragonvarld trilogy.
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Was not able to find Gordon Dickson's Dragon book, nor Robert Don Hughes, though did find their wikipedia info.

Oh and I have also read E.E. Knights Dragon Avenger series.


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Unfortuanately they do not seem to be available in e-book form. If you do not mind reading them in dead tree/pbook form you can order them here or haunt your favorite used bookstores.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sear...ts=t&x=87&y=11
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The Temeriare series by Naomi Novik is very good. I've read the first two and plan to read the 3rd soon.

Temeraire
1. Temeraire (2006)
2. The Throne of Jade (2006)
3. Black Powder War (2006)
4. Empire of Ivory (2007)
5. Victory of Eagles (2008)
6. Tongues of Serpents (2010)
I agree this is a very good series. I've read through all five currently available, bought them from Amazon in Kindle format.

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The following is very good:

DRAGON'S RING by Dave Freer (Baen Books)

I have not read it yet, but the following is a Victorian book of manners with dragons:

Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton

I really liked this first in a series (Napoleonic Wars with dragons), but could not get involved in the rest of the series:

His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

It isn't available as an ebook, but another excellent non-standard dragon book is:

Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy
Dragon's Ring isn't just good, it's very good (IMHO)—Highly Recommended.

I haven't read Tooth and Claw yet (thanks for the tip!). The Temeraire series is interesting (although I'm way behind in reading the books).

Tea with the Black Dragon is available in bits now—I recently purchased it over at Fictionwise (along with a bunch of other books by MacAvoy). Highly Recommended!

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