I read a book in early 1990's about these people that hunted dragons for their blood. It could give them powers or heal them or something like that. If I recall correctly it was a stand alone book.

Trying to recall the book, I think everyone was actually searching for fountain of youth type of thing but didn't know that it was the dragon's blood that brought the healing.

Sorry, it is all so foggy in my head. It was too long ago.

Any ideas?

I know it is NOT "Dragon's Blood" by Jane Yolen.

  • I found that book online and just skimmed it and it is not Eyes of the Dragon either. – Joshua Wilson Jun 6 '15 at 3:12

Possibly "The Blood of a Dragon" by Lawrence Watt-Evans (1991)? It's the fourth book in his Ethshar setting, but the books are almost all standalones, not part of a continuing plotline.

The story follows Dumery, a young boy who longs to learn magic, but is one of the rare people who has absolutely no talent for any of the many forms of magic. He's hurt and angry, and when he he sees a wizard humbling himself before a hunter selling dragon's blood (a vital ingredient in many spells, including eternal youth spells), becoming a dragon hunter seems like the perfect solution. The hunter turns down Dumery for an apprenticeship, too, but the boy runs away from home and doggedly follows the man to his remote home, where he proves to actually be a dragon farmer and not a hunter at all.

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  • That sounds closer to anything I have found so far. I'll try reading it and post back if it is what I am looking for. Thanks. – Joshua Wilson Jun 7 '15 at 2:23
  • The first chapter is free to read on the author's site, if that helps: ethshar.com/thebloodofadragon.html – Viergacht Jun 7 '15 at 10:49

This sounds similar to The Obsidian Chronicles Trilogy by Lawrence Watt-Evans.

The story is about a young boy who drinks a mixture of blood and Dragon's venom during a Dragon attack that kills his entire family and town. He is the sole survivor but ends up enslaved afterwards. However, he receives long-life and extraordinary healing from drinking the blood / venom mixture. After escaping slavery, he sets out to revenge himself upon the Dragons and the people who enslaved him after the attack. Along the way he discovers there is more to the Dragon attack and the Dragon blood than it initially appears and his vengeance starts to bring wild magic back to the world.

The three books are:

  • Dragon Weather
  • The Dragon Society
  • Dragon Venom
  • I do not think that is it but it sounds interesting. I'll try to read those. Thanks. – Joshua Wilson Jun 7 '15 at 2:24

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