I'm looking for a book (YA fiction, I think) I read aboooout 5-7 years ago from the library, and now I can't find again. In classic style, I know very little about it, but I do know the following:

• There were two main characters: one male, one female. I think they were about the usual YA Character Age (16-18) but I'm not sure.

• The male main character lives in these underground tunnels, but finds his way to the surface...

• Where the female main character is, in some sort of formal society. I remember it was winter, I think. It was cold, at least. She'd been trained in poison use, I think?

• The book ended with a female relation (I think) or friend of the female main character, strapped into a machine that was supposed to summon a dragon somehow. There are no dragons appearing in the book prior to that time.

• The cover was dark. I think the title was one word.

• The book was standalone, and not (as far as I know) part of a series.

I tried searching WorldCat, but with little success. Anyone know what this is?

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Did you mean the Dragon Chronicles? From Wikipedia:

The Last Dragon Chronicles is a series of seven novels written by Chris d'Lacey. The books follow a college student, David Rain, as he discovers the existence of living clay dragons in the house he lodges at.

I suppose, the male is David and female is Lucy.

Though unlike your guess, its a 7-part series.

  • Can you add some more detail to your answer to indicate why you think it fits the OP's criteria? Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 20:32
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    Sorry, i just saw dragon summoning and potions being used matching in this one. Hope it helps him. As i had read it a long time back. Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 20:38
  • That's okay; there's nothing wrong with a partial answer; it would still be nice to have some of that evidence (quotes from one of the books, for instance) actually in the answer Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 20:41
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    Nope, that's not the book. Thank you for taking a shot at it, though.
    – SoItBegins
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 20:16
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    One other book i can remem is the Dark Elf Trilogy. The main protagonist is Drizzt, he lives in underground and finds way to surface. But it doesnt have any dragons en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Elf_Trilogy Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 6:35

Maybe it is Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.

I read the book and has 1 dragon and two or three main characters The dragon is looking for a sacred place where his tribe/group can live peacefully without being disturbed by humans. Then the dragon who's companion is a type of cat/dog (i can't remember) are shocked and must travel with him through a long journey to the sacred place

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    Can you expand on why you think this? Quotes from the books, plot summaries, anything? Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 4:17
  • That's not it, sorry.
    – SoItBegins
    Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 10:39
  • I've read this one too. Again it's set more or less in the real world, with nothing about a main male character living underground.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 10:47
  • @Randal'Thor Actually, Funke's book does sort of match the male character living underground, because when introduced, Ben does live as a street kid in some damp dark storage buildings in a ship port. However, the clue about summoning a dragon really doesn't match: dragons are present from start to finish.
    – b_jonas
    Commented Jul 25, 2018 at 10:34

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