I remember reading a book in my childhood (between 1994 and 1998) taking place in a fantasy world. My memory of it is quite fuzzy, but I remember it had magic and dragons in it. Two specifics I remember (then again, my memory may not be accurate):
- there was a ring item which was linked to a dragon sleeping under the earth, and when you had it on your finger and stroke it, it could wake the dragon;
- at a moment, there was a fight against a giant creature described as two giant hands glued together (i.e.: one palm, 8 fingers).
If I remember correctly, it was in two volumes, each no more than 300-400 pages.
Also, I'm French and read it in French, and I have no evidence that this book was written / translated in English...