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They referred to the main character repeatedly as a male witch, not a warlock. I think the dragon was gold, and a pet. I think each book had a different dragon's name as the title. Each cover was a different color (?), there were maybe 5-7 books in the series, published between 1990-2005. The main antagonist in the first part was a necromancer. There was a sea port town in middle, robbed a tower towards the end?

This is not Eldest or Eragon series. Maybe a male author.

Also not the Vlad Taltos series, although it looks super cool, judging by the first few chapters of the story. If I recall correctly, the intro of the one I'm looking for takes place in a small town, where this necromancer is kind of the mayor... maybe a garden, some tunnels. The first scene I think is the dude and his dragon in the wild regions around said town. He wasn't an assassin, I don't think, and the thieving was for something specific, not a job. Doubtful this guy would have been in a guild or the like, very much a ranger/druid loner... hopefully edging closer; that name Jhereg is driving me batty though.

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    When you say that it had a different dragon's name as the title, do you mean "the gold dragon", "the blue dragon", etc or do you mean "Gerald the dragon", "Tim the dragon", etc – Valorum Jan 2 '17 at 21:36
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  • Were the stories a bit like mysteries? Main character is Liam Rhenford who learns magic after a dead wizard's familiar, Fanuilh, bonds with him. The titles don't match though. – mkennedy Jan 4 '17 at 3:41
  • No not named the (color) dragon, I think each dragon had a name, the necro was defeated in the first book/arc and an antagonist. Vlad series looks super cool and right up my alley but for now I'll say it's not this either... Though that jhereg name sound oddly familiar I'll have to locate some of it to be sure, either way. – poetheghost Jan 4 '17 at 4:08
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I'm going to take a stab at it being Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos series. There are fourteen published novels, each named after a Great House (which indeed sound like dragon names), the first of which, Jhereg, is named after his pet dragon's species.

Vlad Taltos is one of the human minority (known by Dragaerans as "Easterners"), which exists as a lower class in the Empire. Vlad also practices the human art of witchcraft; "táltos" is Hungarian for a kind of supernatural person in folklore. Though human, he is a citizen of the Empire because his social-climbing father bought a title in one of the less reputable of the 17 Dragaeran Great Houses. The only Great House that sells memberships this way is, not coincidentally, also the one that maintains a criminal organization. Vlad proves surprisingly successful in this organization. Despite being a human and a criminal, he has a number of high-ranking Dragaeran friends, and often gets caught up in important events.

  • Jhereg (1983)
  • Yendi (1984)
  • Teckla (1987)
  • Taltos (1988)
  • Phoenix (1990)
  • Athyra (1993)
  • Orca (1996)
  • Dragon (1998)
  • Issola (2001)
  • Dzur (2006)
  • Jhegaala (2008)
  • Iorich (2010)
  • Hawk (2014)

First book cover

And there is indeed a character named "The Necromancer".

The Necromancer is an undead demon that was sent by the Gods in the Halls of Judgment to aid Sethra Lavode and Her Majesty, Zerika the Fourth reestablish the Dragaeran Empire as well as defend Dragaera from the Jenoine. She chose to remain with Sethra thereafter.

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    p ghost: If this is the right one, don't forget to click on the check mark by the voting buttons to accept it. :) – FuzzyBoots Jan 2 '17 at 22:00
  • series looks super cool, but not it, judging by the first few chapters of the story,... if I recall the intro of the one I'm looking for takes place in a small town, where this necro is kind of the mayor... maybe a garden, some tunnels. the first scene I think is the dude and his dragon in the wild regions around said town. Character wasn't an assassin I don't think, and the thieving was for something specific not a job. doubtful this guy would have been in a guild or the like, very ranger/druid lonery... hopefully edging closer, that name jhereg is driving me batty though – poetheghost Jan 4 '17 at 16:23

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