Recommended fantasy books with dragons

The dragon first appeared in literature thousands of years ago, with the Book of Job being one of the earliest recorded instances. As the 19th century drew to a close Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky in Through the Looking-Glass (1871) and Kenneth Grahame The Reluctant Dragon (1898) brought the scaled, reptilian back into favour. And then, in 1937, one JRR Tolkien wrote a children’s book called The Hobbit, which featured an especially greedy and cunning dragon called Smaug and the professor’s great friend CS Lewis featured an elderly, unnamed dragon in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Narnia Chronicles, 1952). Among the best-known books to feature dragons in the last fifty to sixty years have been Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea Saga (1964-), Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series (1966), Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story (1979), RA Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms novels (1988–present), Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series (1995), George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series (1996–present), JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series (1997–2007), Christopher Golden’s Strangewood (1999), Christopher Paolini The Inheritance Cycle (2002-) and Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series (2006-).

1. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Inheritance Cycle: Book 1
Score: 133
Our rating: 6.6 | 56 positive reader reviews
When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is a lucky discovery, but when the stone becomes a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new wo [...]

2. Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
The Farseer Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 105
Our rating: 9.8 | 7 positive reader reviews
With the king no longer living and the heir, Verity, missing and declared dead, Prince Regal has treacherously seized the throne. Regal’s torture has left Fitz more dead than alive, and more closely than ever bonded with his wolf. All who once loved him believe him dead: even Molly, now pre [...]

3. The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
The Liveship Traders: Book 2
Score: 102
Our rating: 9.9 | 3 positive reader reviews
Althea Vestrit has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, but lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance. However, Vivacia has been captured by the pirate, ‘King’ Kennit, and is acquiring a keen bloodlust. Bingtown becomes embroiled in a violent political uph [...]

4. Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb
Fitz and the Fool #1
Score: 101
Our rating: 9.9 | 2 positive reader reviews
Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actual [...]

5. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
The Liveship Traders: Book 1
Score: 100
Our rating: 9.7 | 4 positive reader reviews
On the northernmost point of the Cursed Shores lies Bingtown, a bustling hub of exotic trade and home to a proud merchant nobility famed for its extraordinary vessels. Only Bingtown liveships can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain Wild River and plunder the riches found upstream, but such [...]

6. City of Dragons by Robin Hobb
The Rain Wild Chronicles: Book 3
Score: 98
Our rating: 9.7 | 1 positive reader reviews
The dragon keepers and fledgling dragons have discovered a route to the lost city of Kelsingra but there is one problem: they need to be able to fly to cross the treacherous waters and enter the fabled city. At first, only a few dragons are willing to try – the others are either too ashamed [...]

7. Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb
The Liveship Traders: Book 3
Score: 97
Our rating: 9.5 | 2 positive reader reviews
The dragon, Tintaglia, has been released from her wizardwood coffin, only to find that the glories of her kingdom have passed into ancient memory. Meanwhile, Malta Vestrit navigates the acid flow of the Rain Wild River in a decomposing boat, accompanied by the Satrap Cosgo and his Companion Kekki [...]

8. The Two Pearls of Wisdom by Alison Goodman
Eona series: Book 1
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.3 | 1 positive reader reviews
Under the harsh regime of an ambitious master, candidate Eon is training to become a Dragoneye - a powerful Lord able to master wind and water to protect the land. But Eon also harbours a desperate secret... Eon is, in fact, Eona, a young woman who has endured years of disguise as a bo [...]

9. The Dragon's Tooth by ND Wilson
The Ashtown Burials: Book 1
Score: 94
Our rating: 9.3 | 1 positive reader reviews
For two years, Cyrus and Antigone Smith have run a sagging roadside motel with their older brother, Daniel. Nothing ever seems to happen. Then a strange old man with bone tattoos arrives, demanding a specific room. Less than 24 hours later, the old man is dead. The motel has burned, and Daniel is [...]

10. Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb
The Tawny Man: Book 3
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
The triumphant conclusion to the tale of the Farseers, in which kingdoms must stand or fall on the beat of a dragon’s wings, or a Fool’s heart. A small and sadly untried coterie – the old assassin Chade, the serving-boy Thick, Prince Dutiful, and his reluctant Skillmaster, Fitz [...]

11. Always Forever by Mark Chadbourn
Age of Misrule: Book 3
Score: 93
Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Eternal Conflict between the Light and Dark once again blackens the skies and blights the land. On one side stand the Tuatha de Danaan, golden-skinned and beautiful, filled with all the might of angels. On the other are the Fomorii, monstrous devils hell-bent on destroying all human existence [...]

12. Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb
The Tawny Man: Book 1
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews
Fifteen years have passed since the end of the Red Ship War with the terrifying Outislanders. Since then, Fitz has wandered the world accompanied only by his wolf and Wit-partner, Nighteyes, finally settling in a tiny cottage as remote from Buckkeep and the Farseers as possible. But lately the wo [...]

13. Returner's Wealth by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Wyrmeweald: Book 1
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews
Young pioneer, Micah, enters Wrymeweald full of hope to return home having made his fortune. But this is a land where wyrmes, fabulous dragon-like beasts, roam wild and reign supreme. In Wyrmeweald man is both hunter and hunted - and seventeen-year-old Micah may never return alive, let alone a he [...]

14. The Necklace of the Gods by Alison Goodman
Eona series: Book 2
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews
Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years and now she is on the run, together with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, from High Lord Sethon's army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon, and they must also track [...]

15. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
The Burning #1
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.2 | 2 positive reader reviews
Game of Thrones meets Gladiator in this debut epic fantasy about a world caught in an eternal war, and the young man who will become his people's only hope for survival.The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable fight for almost two hundred y [...]

16. Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
The Rain Wild Chronicles: Book 1
Score: 91
Our rating: 8.5 | 6 positive reader reviews
Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents fighting their way up the Rain Wilds River, the first to make the perilous journey to the cocooning grounds in generations. Many have died along the way. With its acid waters and impenetrable forest, it is a h [...]

17. Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb
The Rain Wild Chronicles: Book 2
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
The dragon keepers and the fledgling dragons are forging a passage up the treacherous Rain Wild River. They are in search of the mythical Elderling city of Kelsingra, and are accompanied by the liveship Tarman, its captain, Leftrin, and a group of hunters who must search the forests for game with [...]

18. Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb
Fitz and the Fool #2
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
Happy endings never last... Years ago, they freed a dragon from the glaciers on Aslevjal. Then they parted ways, the Fool returning to far-off Clerres, while Fitz finally claimed a wife, a family, and a home of his own. Now, betrayed by his own people and broken by torment, the Fool has made his [...]

19. The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
The Tawny Man: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Fitz has succeeded in rescuing Prince Dutiful from the clutches of the Piebald rebels, and has returned with him to Buckkeep castle. With Dutiful safe again, Queen Kettricken can proceed with plans to marry him to the Outislander princess, Elliania, but with tensions building among the peoples of [...]

20. World's End by Mark Chadbourn
Age of Misrule: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
When Jack Churchill and Ruth Gallagher encounter a terrifying, misshapen giant beneath a London bridge they are plunged into a mystery which portends the end of the world as we know it. All over the country, the ancient gods of Celtic myth are returning to the land from which they were banished m [...]

21. Darkest Hour by Mark Chadbourn
Age of Misrule: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Eternal Conflict between the Light and the Dark once again blackens the skies and blights the land. On one side: the Tuatha De Danaan, golden-skinned and beautiful, filled with the might of the angels. On the other: the Fomorii, monstrous devils hellbent on destroying all human existence. In [...]

22. Tales from the Perilous Realm by JRR Tolkien
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Enchanted by a sand-sorcerer, the toy dog Roverandom explores a world filled with strange and fabulous creatures; the fat and unheroic Farmer Giles of Ham is called upon to do battle with the dragon Chrysophylax; Hobbits, princesses, dwarves and trolls partake in the adventures of Tom Bombadil; S [...]

23. Redheart by Jackie Gamber
Leland Dragon Series: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Kallon Redheart lives with his back turned on his fellow dragons, on humans, and on everything he once understood. Riza Diantus is a young woman with dreams too wide to fit inside her village fence. Their unexpected friendship is risky in Leland Province, where drought has stripped the land and s [...]

24. Sela by Jackie Gamber
Leland Dragon Series: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Peace was fleeting. Vorham Riddess, Venur of Esra Province, covets the crystal ore buried deep in Leland's mountains. His latest device to obtain it: land by marriage to a Leland maiden. But that's not all. Among Dragonkind, old threats haunt Mount Gore, and shadows loom in the thoughts o [...]

25. The Written by Ben Galley
Emaneska Series: Book 1
Score: 90
Our rating: 8.8 | 2 positive reader reviews
His name is Farden. They whisper that he’s dangerous. Dangerous is only the half of it. Something has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell. Something very old, and something very powerful. Five scholars are now dead, a country is once again on the brink of war, and the magick council i [...]

26. Bloodhoney by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Wyrmeweald: Book 2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Fullwinter in the weald - a season of almost unsurvivable cold for anyone foolish enough to venture outside. Even wyrmes die, frozen in the icy wasteland, or falling lifeless from the skies as the host heads west to escape the advance of the two-hides: man... Huddled in a winter den, Micah is tha [...]

27. Dragonworld by Pamela Wiseman and Sarah Laichas
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
From fire-breathing to friendly, dragons pretty much rule the fantasy world. Dedicated to the coolest of mythological beasts, DragonWorld is a showcase of some of today’s best, most imaginative dragon art. Some stick to the popular notion of what a dragon is, while others offer more unexpec [...]

28. Stealth Dragon Services by Lucinda Hare
The Dragonsdome Chronicles: Book 4
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The SDS must change if we are to survive. We have to become one people again, as we once were, who live and train and fight together. You have both demonstrated your ability to do this, young though you both are. You come from different peoples; one noble born, the other the son of a scout. One d [...]

29. Vallista by Steven Brust
Vlad Taltos #15
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Vlad Taltos is an Easterner - an underprivileged human in an empire of tall, powerful, long-lived Dragaerans. He made a career for himself in House Jhereg, the Dragaeran clan in charge of the empire's organized crime. But the day came when the Jhereg wanted Vlad dead, and he's been on the [...]

30. Flight of the Darkstar Dragon by Benedict Patrick
Darkstar #1
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Impossible world. Impossible dragon. Impossible adventure.Lost with her ship and crew in an unfamiliar land, Min’s first command could be her last.Nothing here behaves the way it should:The magic that powers her skyship has been drained, rendering it immo [...]

31. Windhaven by George RR Martin
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
Among the scattered islands that make up the water world of Windhaven, no one holds more prestige than the silver-winged flyers, romantic figures who cross treacherous oceans, braving shifting winds and sudden storms, to bring news, gossip, songs and stories to a waiting populace. Maris of Amberl [...]

32. Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey
The Dragon Rider's Saga: Book 4
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
When Menolly, daughter of Yanus Sea Holder, arrived at the Harper Craft Hall, she came in style, aboard a huge bronze dragon, followed by her nine fire lizards. The Masterharper of Pern, aware of her unique skills, had chosen her as his only girl apprentice. But the holdless girl had first to ove [...]

33. Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Dragonlance
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.5 | 3 positive reader reviews
Creatures of legend, the dragons have returned to Krynn. Now, the darkness of war threatens to engulf the land. Then hope appears -- a blue crystal staff in the hands of a beautiful bar barian woman. The promise of this hope forces a group of long-time friends into the unlikely roles of heroes: T [...]

34. Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb
The Rain Wild Chronicles: Book 4
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Dragon blood and scales, dragon liver and eyes and teeth. All required ingredients for medicines with near-miraculous healing powers. The legendary blue dragon Tintaglia is dying of wounds inflicted by hunters sent by the Duke of Chalced, who meanwhile preserves his dwindling life by consuming th [...]

35. Dreamwalker by JD Oswald
The Ballad of Sir Benfro #1
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews
In a small village, miles from the great cities of the Twin Kingdoms, a young boy called Errol tries to find his way in the world. He's an outsider - he looks different from other children and has never known his father. No one, not even himself, has any knowledge of his true lineage. Deep in [...]

36. The Dragon Arcana by Pierre Pevel
The Cardinal’s Blades #3
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Welcome to Paris, in 1633, where dragons menace the realm. Cardinal Richelieu, the most powerful and most feared man in France, is on his guard. He knows France is under threat, and that a secret society known as the Black Claw is conspiring against him from the heart of the greatest courts in Eu [...]

37. In The Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
A Natural History of Dragons #4
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
In this, the fourth volume of her memoirs, Lady Trent relates how she acquired her position with the Royal Scirling Army; how foreign saboteurs imperiled both her work and her well-being; and how her determined pursuit of knowledge took her into the deepest reaches of the Labyrinth of Drakes, whe [...]

38. Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
The Dragon Rider's Saga: Book 3
Score: 86
Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews
All her life, Menolly has longed to learn the ancient secrets of the Harpers, the master musicians of Harper Hall. When her stern father denies her the chance to make her dream come true, Menolly runs away from home. Hiding in a cave by the sea, she finds nine magical fire lizards who join her on [...]

39. Big Dragons Don't Cry by CM Barrett
A Dragon�s Guide to Destiny #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
A depressed dragon, impudent kitten, and frightened young woman make an unlikely trio to save the dragon's swamp and lead humans to wholeness. They need the help of the country's leader, but he ignores animals, fears the dragon, and wants the young woman to be the mother of the heir he so [...]

40. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.4 | 1 positive reader reviews
The kingdom of Goredd is populated by humans and by dragons who fold themselves into a human form. Though they live alongside each other, the peace between them is uneasy. But when a member of the royal family is murdered, and the crime appears to have been committed by a dragon the peace and tre [...]

41. The Red Knight by Miles Cameron
The Traitor Son Cycle #1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild. Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if stan [...]

42. The Devil in Green by Mark Chadbourn

Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Humanity has emerged, blinking, from the Age of Misrule into a world substantially changed: cities lie devasted, communications are limited, anarchy rages across the land. Society has been thrown into a new Dark Age where superstition holds sway. The Tuatha De Danaan roam the land once more, thei [...]

43. Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
Temeraire series: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Captain William Laurence of the British Air Corps and his dragon, Temeraire, begin their slow voyage to China, fearful that upon landing they will be forced to part by Imperial decree.Temeraire is a Celestial dragon, the most highly-prized of all draconic breeds; famed for their intelligen [...]

44. The Alchemist in the Shadows by Pierre Pevel
The Cardinal’s Blades #2
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Welcome to Paris, in 1633, where dragons menace the realm.Cardinal Richelieu, the most powerful and most feared man in France, is on his guard. He knows France is under threat, and that a secret society known as the Black Claw is conspiring against him from the heart of the greatest courts [...]

45. Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik
Temeraire series: Book 5
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service - and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon' [...]

46. The Endless Ocean by Toby Bennett
The Inner Sea Cycle #1
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
All oceans are one ocean, water without end and at the heart of it all a secret slumbers, gnawing and waiting, for no secret remains hidden forever. Can two orphans who have never heard of realms beyond their own prevent the destruction that threatens every shore? Only time will tell. [...]

47. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Iskari: Book 1
Score: 81
Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness -- and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer. These are the legends tha [...]

48. Eldest by Christopher Paolini
The Inheritance Cycle: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 7.6 | 4 positive reader reviews
Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns … Eldest is the sequel to Eragon and is the second book in Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle. Eragon and Saphira, saviours of the rebel state must travel to Ellesmera, a land of elves to complete their Dragon Rider traini [...]

49. Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Many stories tell of damsels in distress, who are rescued from the clutches of fire-breathing dragons by knights in shining armor, and swept off to live happily ever after. Unfortunately, this is not one of those stories. True, when Creel's aunt suggests sacrificing her to the local dragon, i [...]

50. The Ice Dragon by George RR Martin
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
From ancient times, the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could [...]

51. Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigbsy
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he’s immune to dragon smoke. It’s such a rare power that he’s immediately conscripted into the elite dragon-fighting fo [...]

52. The Order of the Scales by Stephen Deas
Memory of Flames #3
Score: 79
Our rating: 7.8 | 1 positive reader reviews
As the various factions fight for control of the Adamantine Palace mankind’s nemesis approaches. The realms’ dragons are awakening from their alchemical sedation and returning to their native fury. They can remember why they were created and they now know what mankind has done to them [...]

53. The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham
The Dagger and the Coin: Book 1
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
The dragons are gone, the powerful magics that broke the world diluted to little more than parlour tricks, but the kingdoms of men remain and the great game of thrones goes on. Lords deploy armies and merchant caravans as their weapons, manoeuvring for wealth and influence. But a darker power is [...]

54. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Dragonlance
Score: 77
Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Where there is light, there is surely darkness, and in this story that has never been more true. Dragons grew mighty and terrorised the world of Krynn, dragons of evil, their cruelty known to all though a great knight of Solamnia, Huma called down the gods to forge the Dragon Lance that would be [...]

55. Bitterwood by James Maxey
Dragon Age Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 77
Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Bitterwood has spent the past twenty years hunting down dragons, one at a time. But he is getting old and the hate that he has carried in his heart since a group of dragon-soldiers killed his family is beginning to fade. When he kills the royal prince dragon, the king decides the only retribution [...]

56. Dragondrums by Anne McCaffery
The Dragon Rider's Saga: Book 5
Score: 77
Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
Of all the young singers at the Harperhall of Pern, Piemur was the one chosen for the leading role at Lord Groghe's Gather...and then his voice broke. Suddenly his whole future at Harperhall became uncertain. But Masterharper Robinton, Menolly and Sebell had other plans for Piemur. They were [...]

57. Dragonforge by James Maxey
Dragon Age Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
After the death of King Albekizan, Shandrazel and his allies struggle to keep the kingdom intact as the radical human prophet, Ragnar gathers forces to launch a full scale rebellion against the dragons. When all out war erupts, legendary dragon hunter, Bitterwood, must face his own personal daemo [...]

58. The Story of Tomkin and the Dragon by JA Andrews
A Keeper's Tale
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Tomkin Thornhewn, youngest son of the Duke of Marshwell, has a problem: he’s not heroic. Regardless of his aspirations, the bookish, untrained young man is better suited to recording the deeds of heroes than being one himself. Which becomes an obvious problem when he finds himself clinging [...]

59. The Cardinal’s Blades by Pierre Pevel
The Cardinal’s Blades #1
Score: 74
Our rating: 7.4 | 0 positive reader reviews
Welcome to Paris, in 1633, where dragons menace the realm. Cardinal Richelieu, the most powerful and most feared man in France, is on his guard. He knows France is under threat, and that a secret society known as the Black Claw is conspiring against him from the heart of the greatest courts in Eu [...]

60. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
The Inheritance Cycle: Book 4
Score: 74
Our rating: 6.7 | 7 positive reader reviews
Not so very long ago, Eragon — Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider — was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.Long months of training and battle have brought victories [...]

61. The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
One of the darkest legends in the Realm of the Elderlings recounts the tale of the so-called Piebald Prince, a Witted pretender to the throne unseated by the actions of brave nobles so that the Farseer line could continue untainted. Now the truth behind the story is revealed through the account o [...]

62. The Fork, The Witch, and The Worm by Christopher Paolini
Tales from Alagaësia #1
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic.  And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia.It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an e [...]

63. The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli
Iskari: Book 2
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Roa and her sister Essie were born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. It was a magic they cherished - until the terrible day Essie died and her soul was trapped in this world.Dax, the heir to the throne of Firgaard, was responsible. Roa swore she would never forgiv [...]

64. Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
Heartstrikers: Book 1
Score: 69
Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don’t cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has fi [...]

65. Black Powder War by Naomi Novik
Temeraire series: Book 3
Score: 68
Our rating: 6.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
British flyer Will Laurence and his extraordinary Celestial dragon, Temeraire, gratefully anticipate their voyage home from China. But before they set sail, they are waylaid by urgent new orders. The British Government, having purchased three valuable dragon eggs from the Ottoman Empire – o [...]

66. Legends of the Dragonrealm: Shade by Richard A Knaak
Score: 67
Our rating: 6.7 | 0 positive reader reviews
A wave of panic washed over Quenelda as they failed to spy the mainland before darkness fell; freezing her to the marrow more than any sea wave could do. What had she been thinking of, hauling her friends and Storm out over the freezing ocean? What made her think that she could do the impossible? [...]

67. Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox
Score: 65
Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Deposed by a vicious usurper, a young emperor flees with his court to the small island of Taishu. There, with a dwindling army, a manipulative mother, and a resentful population, he prepares for his last stand... [...]

68. Light Dawning by Ty Arthur
Score: 65
Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Once known as the City on the Hill and revered far and wide for its independence and boundless opportunity, Cestia has become home only to the damned. Surviving under the brutal occupation of a southern empire for three long years, the oppressed populace has lost hope of liberation, turning inste [...]

69. The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey
The Dragon Rider's Saga: Book 6
Score: 65
Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth possessed remarkable qualities. Not only could he communicate with the iridescent, fluttering fire lizards, but he could fly [...]

70. Dragon's Milk by Susan Fletcher
The Dragon Chronicles
Score: 63
Our rating: 6.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight." Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows what she must do. She must search out the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and somehow get some of her precious milk. It's the only way to save her foster-siste [...]

71. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
The Dragon Rider's Saga: Book 1
Score: 61
Our rating: 6.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
The men who rode the dragons were a breed apart. Chosen when the dragons were first hatched, they became soulmates for life with the huge, magnificent beasts they controlled - the green, blue, brown and bronzes - beautiful - terrible - the only creatures who could defend the planet Pern from the [...]

72. Scales by Acacia Awai
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Vivian Blue has always been a little different. But she had no idea how different, until Hatch Lancaster, Dragonkind's bad boy, enters her life on a secret mission. Within a short time, Hatch is her boss, her friend, and a man who haunts her heart and her dreams. And everything Blue has known [...]

73. The Council of Blades by Paul Kidd
Forgotten Realms: The Nobles #5
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
War cares little for the troubles of the aristocracy. As a terrible new weapon obliterates the age of courtly battle, an intelligent but plain princess and her companions--an addled young inventor and a kleptomaniac firebird--find themselves forced into a battle for survival in a suddenly very de [...]

74. A Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron
The Traitor Son Cycle #4
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Red Knight withstood the full might of his enemy, and won the day. In a victory which will be remembered through the ages, he brought disparate factions together and turned them into allies against a more powerful foe than they had ever seen. Now, he will need his allies more than ever. Becau [...]

75. The Anointed by Keith Ward
Red Proxy #3
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
He's a jerk. She knows it. Can they save the world anyway?Xinlas’s life goal is modest: he wants to be a living legend, revered in song and story. And he’s off to a good start. He faced death once, and won. His legend grew -- at least [...]

76. Flight of the Dragon Kyn by Susan Fletcher
The Dragon Chronicles
Score: 59
Our rating: 5.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
There is a story about Kara and dragons. When she was four, she came down with vermillion fever. Her parents, thinking there was no cure, left her in a cave to die. A month later she walked back into her parents' home as healthy as if she had never been sick. It is said that a mother dragon l [...]

77. Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey
The Dragon Rider's Saga: Book 2
Score: 58
Our rating: 5.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the skies and their magnificent dragons swirled and swooped in space, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reached the ground. But F'lar knew he had to find a better [...]

78. Eona by Alison Goodman
Score: 56
Our rating: 5.4 | 2 positive reader reviews
Eon is now Eona, the Mirror Dragoneye - one of just two surviving Dragoneyes, the human links to the twelve energy dragons and their power. On the run after the massacre in the Imperial Palace, she must find a way to restore Kygo, the dead Pearl Emperor's true heir, to the throne.But H [...]

79. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
The Inheritance Cycle: Book 3
Score: 49
Our rating: 3.2 | 17 positive reader reviews
Oaths sworn... loyalties tested... forces collide.It's been only months since Eragon first uttered "brisingr", an ancient language term for fire. Since then, he's not only learned to create magic with words — he's been challenged to his very core. Following the [...]

80. Wind by KJ Taylor
Drachengott #1
Score: 49
Our rating: 4.9 | 0 positive reader reviews
Wendland is a land of dragons, and of magic. The mysterious Drachengott grants magic to his worshippers - but is he truly a god? Rutger von Gothendorf is only a simple furrier, but he has become his village's local eccentric, thanks to his obsession with the murder of his brother by the Drach [...]