Dragons are majestic and powerful creatures that should never be taken lightly. They make many appearances in fantasy novels and are beloved by readers. That is why we decided to list the five best dragon fantasy books to read. Keep reading to find out which books made our list.
There are tons of fantasy books that include dragons. But not every one of them is memorable. These books are fun to read and have some cool dragons in it. When done right, it is hard to put these novels down. You can see the full list below
The Five Best Dragon Fantasy Books To Read
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Temeraire (His Majesty’s Dragon) by Naomi Novik
- Eragon by Christopher Paolini
- A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
- Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
One of the most popular dragons ever has to be Smaug from The Hobbit. He is your typical dragon that loves his stolen treasure hoard. But he faces opposition from the dwarves who want their treasure back. This classic novel is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings and is an epci adventure that helped popularize various fantasy creature.
Many readers will have come across Eragon during their teenage years. The author wrote and self-published the novel while he was a teenager. The novel is a typical hero novel that revolves around Eragon, who hatches from a dragon egg. When the evil king learns about the dragon, they boy and the dragon run away and start their journey of becoming a dragon rider.
This novel takes place during the Napoleonic Wars and imagines what the war would have looked like if Dragons were involved. Captain Lawrence of the King’s Navy comes across an enemy ship that is carrying a dragon egg. Lawrence ends up befriending the dragon that hatches and becomes a dragon rider.
These are the five best dragon fantasy books that you should read. How many of these have you read? What other dragon fantasy books should have made the list? Let us know in the comments below!