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Questions tagged [dragons]

Dragons are mythical beasts. Dragonlore varies from culture to culture and from tale to tale.

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Why did J. K. Rowling choose to downplay dragons?

Wherever I see dragons in fantasy works, they are portrayed as very powerful creatures. They can decimate entire armies without taking much damage. Even powerful kingdoms avoid them at all costs. The ...
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How does Gandalf know that dragon-fire might be able to melt the rings of power, but not the One Ring?

In Fellowship of the Ring "The Shadow of the Past", Frodo asks about destroying the One Ring. Gandalf says: It has been said that dragon-fire could melt and consume the rings of power but there is ...
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Novel where a young boy who discovered a baby dragon on the corpse of its mother

I read this novel when I was young, so must have been published before the mid 90's. It was about a young boy who discovered a baby dragon on the corpse of its mother who had been hunted by (I think) ...
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Movie with a dragon born in an underground laboratory

Around 6 to 18 years ago, I stumbled on a movie while browsing the TV. I think I stumbled on the movie in the middle of the plot. A group of people were stuck in what looked like an underground ...
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Is there going to be a film version of Temeraire?

I think I remember reading that Peter Jackson had bought the rights of Temeraire by Niomi Novik and was considering doing a TV show or animated. Seen a few fake YouTube clips but can't find anything ...
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In the Destiny universe, are the Hive Worm Gods synonymous with the Ahamkara?

In most Grimoire regarding the Ahamkara, they are described as a large, dragon-like species with wish-granting powers regarded as "magic" by those who encounter them. Despite their ability to grant ...
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YA book series about a teenage dragon

I'm looking for a teenage/young adult book series about a teenage girl who finds out that one of her parents is a dragon, and I think the other one might be a dragon hunter or from some other sort of ...
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Loking for the title of a sci-fi book on FTL network

Read a book, probably about 20 years ago now, and I cannot recall the title, nor the author... and honestly, I only have sketchy details. The book about humanity in a galaxy where they had found a ...
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Looking for post apocalyptic lizard/dragon teen novel which was very disturbing

Desperately trying to find a book I read as a 10 year old in the early 90's. The book may have been published much earlier. The story still haunts me. It features a boy and a girl in a post-...
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Name/Author of story of heart surgeon who corrects alligator hearts and makes dragons

There's an old ( Ancient?) story I recall from a collection, but not well enough to locate on Google ( It keeps giving me biographies of cardiac transplant surgeons ). A famous British IIRC surgeon ...
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Identify the background image of a dragon from this book cover

There's a publishing house in Spain that is rumoured to be unscrupulous in its methods. I have found by chance the cover of a book of theirs and I am almost certain that it is a copyright infringement ...
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Looking for a fantasy book I read [duplicate]

It was maybe in 2000-2012. It was a fantasy book. I believe it combined a LOT of other fantasy works into one big story with a lot of popular characters from books and fairy tales and things. I'm ...
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Help me identify this novel about a boy with a dragon egg

This book popped back into my mind the other day, and I can't for the life of me remember its title or author. The cover was an image of a baby dragon emerging from an egg as a boy watches, amazed. I ...
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Was Balerion three thousand or two hundred years old?

I am currently rereading A Song Of Ice And Fire and in the first book, A Game of Thrones, I found a confusing section in Tyrion II about the dragon skulls in the throne-room of the Red Keep: There ...
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Romance book about a shapeshifting unicorn and a shapeshifting dragon

I remember reading a book where fantasy creatures were very common and most could shapehift to a human form and to some other form, though they were in human form most of the time. The protagonist is ...
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Books about dragons and war from a cat-loving author

I remember reading a series consisting of three books a few years ago, maybe around 2010. The series was pretty new when I was reading it. It was set in your typical medieval fantasy world where magic ...
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Ancient film where a knight rescues a princess from an evil magician

Ancient colour film from the 1950s-1960s. A knight goes on a quest to rescue a princess from the claws of an evil magician and his dragon. The knight receives the help of other knights (could be ...
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Looking for a book about people who could shape shift into dragons

The cover was white and had a red swirly mask on it. I think the first book started with her flying. There were hunters and the main character got captured and they did experiments and locked them in ...
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Is there any mention of the absolute ceiling of dragons? [closed]

What is the absolute ceiling of dragons? (The height at which, when flying, their rate of climb drops to zero.) Is there any such mention in the books or the tv show? I want to know whether, as ...
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Is there any future for the Dragons in Game of Thrones? [closed]

Let us assume that the events in Game of Thrones end with the two Dragons surviving without any major harm being done to them. Dragons are known to be able to change their gender, so let us assume ...
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Book for children: the winning knight of a tournament is rewarded with a wish and he wishes that the dragons must not be killed

I do not know the book, but a young argentinian girl has asked for it on reddit and I want to help her. Her book description is as follows. She readed the book in spanish, but may be a translation ...
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What do Daenerys' dragons eat during her stay on Dragonstone?

In season 4 episode 7, Drogon (presumably) is seen attacking a herd of goats; he burns one of the goats and flies off with it. The goatherd then goes to Daenerys and brings the charred bones of one of ...
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Do dragons reincarnate in Westeros?

I was browsing the Wiki of Ice and Fire, and found out this sentence: Drogon is believed to be the reincarnation of Balerion the Black Dread, but Daenerys decides to give him a new name for his new ...
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What happened to all Targaryen's Dragon Eggs?

In the Dunk and Egg novella The Mystery Knight, Dragon Eggs are featured prominently: one of them is the prize of the Whitewalls Tourney hosted by Lord Butterwell, and Egg himself states that he (and ...
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Can all kinds of wights be killed by weapons forged with dragon fire?

In some questions (see this one, for instance) it is reported that, according to what was stated in the books and proved in the TV show, wights and white walkers can be killed using a weapon that was ...
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Wouldn't this dragon have a lot of trouble flying?

If Viserion is wouldn't it be very hard for him to maintain altitude?
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Was it Ice or Fire?

Major spoilers for the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones. Reasons for Fire: Reasons for Ice:
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How old are Danaerys's dragons?

This is a follow-up question to the following line in this answer Note that Dany's dragons are still very young only a few years old. How old are Dany's dragons exactly? And if their age is ...
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Towards the end of Game of Thrones season 7, has Drogon become larger than Balerion was?

Daenerys Targaryen's dragons gradually increase in size over the course of Game of Thrones (the TV series), and Drogon seems to be the largest. At the end of season 7 (episodes 6 or 7, shouldn't ...
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Which dragon did we see in S07E06?

Major Spoiler for Season 7 Episode 6 Beyond the Wall So which one was it?
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Why isn't Daenerys searching for more dragon eggs?

The wiki for A Song of Ice and Fire shows a list of dragon eggs. There is even a 'myth' that Why hasn't Daenerys tasked others to search for more dragon eggs?
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Dragons and adventure? I can't remember the title

So I read the trilogy in the early 2000s and have been thinking back on it. The main character is named Axel. He travels from where he lives with an old wise man to the main city. On the way he ...
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Sci-fi book - pleasure planet with dragons that cried gemstone tears

I am hoping to find the title and author of a book I read back in my youth (70s). It was a science fiction book that starts out on a pleasure planet and two children find dragon-like creatures that ...
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Inconsistency involving Melnibonean dragons

Various sources (including Storbringerwikia) said that the dragons on Melnibone must sleep a hundred years for every day they are awake. However, in the book Elric of Melnibone Someone points out to ...
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Was Anne McCaffrey the first person to have different types of dragons be different colours?

It has become something of a trope to have different types of dragons be different colours. You have Gold, Bronze, Brown, Green and Blue on Anne McCaffrey's Pern, and at least ten different species in ...
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Story about a girl who befriended a dragon

I'm looking for a book that I read as a young teen before 1992. It was a series. I don't think it was the Pern series. The dragons were hatched and the people lived by the sea. The main ...
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A Novel that had dragon riding as a normal thing and the main character stole a runt to raise as his own [duplicate]

I read this book when I was very young and I wanted to find it again. Things I remember: Male and female humans as main roles Dragons are normal part of the world Riding dragons without proper ...
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Who owned Tyraxes?

I'm currently reading The World of Ice and Fire, essentially a "behind the scenes" for ASOIAF, and while reading the section on the Dance of Dragons, I noticed something that confused me. On page 81, ...
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Searching for a fantasy dragon book

So in grade 4 my teacher read us a book that I ended up really liking but years later I can't remember the name of it what so ever and it has been literally bugging me for years and I've even tried ...
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Book series about an orphan befriending a dragon and traveling between stars

In my early years, I read a book about a orphan boy with strange colored eyes found on a off-planet world and raised, for some reason, I keep thinking his name is Fix although this may be incorrect. ...
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Fantasy book series about three parallel worlds

This fantasy series came out 2005 or prior. It was at least two books, and the author was working on a third. It had 3 distinct story lines in each book, and was written as the idea of it was three ...
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Story about a dragon chef

I believe I originally read this in a Literature or English textbook. I believe this was when I was in Elementary School, probably between 8-11, in the early 80's. A con-man becomes the royal chef ...
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Story ID - The Dragon in the Well

Written before 1995 in all likelihood; certainly before 2000. The cover may have depicted a painting of a dragon on a wall, but I am not certain. The story, as best I can recall, is that there are a ...
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Why are there no other dragons in ASOIAF?

In order to hatch a dragon in A Song of Ice and Fire, the eggs must be heated to an incredible temperature, as shown when Daenerys' dragons are hatched. So why aren't there any other dragons? Eggs ...
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Dragons on Middle-earth: How did they reproduce?

Dragons first came about from Glaurung the Golden, who is said to have been the first fire-dragon bred by Morgoth in the First Age. But thereafter there was peace for many years, and no open ...
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Children's book about a dragon who could not breathe fire

In the 1980s, I borrowed a record from a public library, which told a story about a dragon that could not breathe fire. It would have been a reading of an existing novel that I would like to locate. ...
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Book set in modern times with a disabled boy who has a dragon for a friend and protector

This is another one of those cases where I started searching for a book, and found where I'd helped someone else out in the process of fleshing out details for the question. I could have sworn someone ...
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YA book: Boy raises a young dragon named Vincent

I read a book years ago where a boy raises a young dragon named Vincent. The mature dragons are sentient, and an adult male left the dragon lands to find Vincent and recover him. Anyone know the name ...
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What types of dragons are there in Middle-Earth and how and why do they differ?

The question is pretty simple and explained by the title.
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Tooth and Claw Ranking System

I just finished Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton, and got a bit confused by the aristocratic ranking system. There's Eminents vs Eminence, Exalt vs Exalted, etc, and those are stacked on top of each other ...