I read a book, over ten years ago now, and if I recall it seemed like it was maybe the second or third book in the series. It was about a man who had either been pulled into a book, or the past. (I'm not 100% sure as to which it was) and once there he was made lord of the Castle and could transform into a dragon.

It seems that he might also have been able to use other forms of magic, and that his wife or girlfriend (again, I am fuzzy on the details) was also with him. I really enjoyed the book and now I would like to see if there was more to the series, and I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me what it was I read.


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    The title of your question hints that there is something about a librarian, but there is no mention of a librarian or a library in your actual question. Did the castle have a library? Was the man a librarian in the real world, before he got pulled into a book or the past?
    – user14111
    Commented Oct 25, 2014 at 4:32
  • possible duplicate of scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/15045/…
    – Otis
    Commented Sep 19, 2015 at 13:34

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It could possibly be The Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson.

Transformed to a dragon - check

Has wife or girlfriend - check (actually fiancee)

Wikipedia link

  • Was there anything to do with a Librarian?
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 25, 2014 at 8:15
  • He was an academic, so it could be the OP misremembering.
    – The Dark
    Commented Oct 25, 2014 at 22:13
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    Also made into an animated film with John Ritter in 1982. Flight of Dragons. Specifically talks about science vs. Magic.
    – beichst
    Commented Oct 26, 2014 at 1:19
  • @beichst good catch - I came here specifically to mention "Flight of Dragons" but I guess you beat me to it. Also, I didn't know it was based on a book. Might have to read it now.
    – Omegacron
    Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 15:28

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