I am looking for a fantasy novel series where the male lead is a young boy who fights alongside a bipedal non-flying dragon in the army.
The army has military units that are formed by these dragons who are all partnered with a boy. These units are like the shock units of the army not unlike tanks of modern days.
The series takes place over a period of time as the boy grows up beside his dragon.
The dragons have the power of speech and uses weapons, shields and wear armor similar to men.