There's this one book I found years ago when I was a kid. The main plot revolves about a boy being so sent to a relative, who turns out to be teaching kids near his age about dragons. I don't know if I ever read it fully, but I do remember several footnotes so hopefully this will be enough:

  • The book has a prologue, and there's a dragon egg mentioned.

  • Dragons are a secret in this world; only this society knows about them. The boys parents know about dragons and they send him to this relative because they are going on a trip to find more dragons, if I recall correctly.

  • The boy finds out that dragons are real because his relative keeps a baby dragon in his barn (?). I think the the first time he sees the dragon, he gets injured. And I remember the dragon having black eyes, but that might be bogus.

  • I don't know what happens in-between, but the end of book involves an evil man going to a cathedral of some sort where a grown dragon is (this one can speak) and wounding her with a spear. I don't remember if she dies, but I remember the characters having to go down a hole with a rope.

And yeah that's all I remember; hopefully one of you will recognise this. Thanks for the help in advance!

  • Hi, welcome to the site. In roughly which year did you read this and when do you think it might've been published? Also, do you recall anything about the cover? May 24 at 12:27
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    I think I read it between 2011 and 2014. Not sure about the release date at all. For the cover the only thing I distinctly remember is that it was red except for the cover art which was black and white. May 24 at 12:36
  • No there weren't any other magical creatures involved, only dragons. May 24 at 12:45


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