Today we’re wrapping up our week of Dangerous Creatures as part of our #WickedGoodReads month. Our final topic? Dragons!! Obviously the first dragons that came to mind were from Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. But there are so many more than just the popular ones you think of. Here’s 3 of our favorites…
Seraphina, Rachel Hartman
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion.
This book is such a great twist on the traditional dragon story!
Uprooted, Naomi Novak
Agnieszka loves her valley home. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid.
This is the only book by Novak that I’ve read. As I looked into more that she’s written, I see that dragon’s are a bit of a theme throughout her writing, so I definitely want to check out more of her books.
Talon, Julie Kagawa
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
I’ve loved nearly everything I’ve read by Kagawa. Talon was definitely no exception. I was late to the party on this series but thankfully that means I can binge read them all.
Dragons. Love ’em or leave ’em?