I have fallen in love with the concepts of dragons over the last couple of years, so I thought it would be fun share some books with dragons on the cover. These are a mix of books I have read and books on my TBR. I am also posting this selfishly because I want some recommendations for dragon books!
I have talked about The Memoirs of Lady Trent series a lot lately, as I am cohosting a read-a-long of the entire series. We are currently on book three, Voyage of the Basilisk, and the liveshow will be on April 1st! I have been loving this series and the way that it is fiction but reads like a memoir. It is an interesting take on dragons- they read more like animals than fantastical beings!
I read Fireborne last summer and I have plans to read the second book on the beach in preparation for the release of the third and final book in August. The first book was a lot of fun and way more political than I expected. The world is fascinating! There is also a competition involving dragons, so it is a good time overall.
Of course, I had to include The Hobbit– it is a classic! There is something so nostalgic about this cover for me and it was definitely one of my first introductions to dragons.
The Ice Dragon is children’s books from George R.R. Martin and I very much enjoyed it. The illustrations are stunning!
The Rage of Dragons has been everywhere lately and this cover is pretty epic! I am reluctant to read this though because only two books in the series are currently published and it seems like there are years-long waits between each book. The reviews are amazing though.
I preordered The Priory of the Orange Tree and I even have the signed poster, which was the preorder incentive, and I have yet to read it! The size of it intimidates me, but I appreciate that it is technically a standalone. That said, the prequel was just announced, and I have to say that I am strange and I adore prequels!
Seraphina has been out for a decade and I have always been curious about it!
I have been wanting to read more from Naomi Novik because, even though I didn’t like Uprooted, I did love her writing style. Temeraire, or His Majesty’s Dragon, sounds intriguing. The first book was published in 2006 and I have not heard a lot of people talk about it! The ratings on Goodreads are good though!
To be honest with you, Robin Hobb’s book intimidate me and her world is so expansive that I just don’t think I can commit to her books. That said, I love the cover for Dragon Keeper, but I know I would have to read a ton of books before getting to this one. Is it worth it? Let me know!
The Shadow of the Gods, and John Gwynne’s books in general, have been everywhere lately. I am definitely tempted by his work, and I have been told I should probably start with Malice, so we will see. This cover is so epic though!