Questions tagged [dragons]

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

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Short story about a library that was a dragon hoard

I think this may have been part of an anthology, as it seems like the story was short. I used to read anthologies like "Sword and Sorceress", so it may have been in something like that. ...
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YA fantasy novel about woman seeking revenge on her accuser with the aid of a shapeshifting dragon [duplicate]

I read this book back in middle school, but cannot remember the title. It was a great story, but I can't seem to find it. The book begins with a woman falsely accused of witchcraft by her neighbor. ...
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Looking for a book about talking dragons with no humans

When I was a kid I remember going to a relative's house and reading the beginning of a book about warring factions of Dragons. I was not able to finish before the weekend visit was over. I've never ...
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Book series: last dragon, transformed to a human by a wizard, falls in love with an elf

I remember the book (series) starting off with the slaying of an ice dragon, which is the second to last dragon left. The actual last dragon is friends with a wizard, who turns the dragon into a ...
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Book about dragons hiding in human society

looking for a book about dragons that could disguise themselves as humans. I read this around 2012-2014. It was a YA thing iirc, the story started with an orphan (?) who was adopted by a guy trying to ...
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Fantasy book about about a town where some people had “dragon powers”

I believe it was a book about a town where some people had “dragon powers”. Our main character and his brother both get these powers after laying in the sun too long or something. The powers included ...
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Book where the main character trapped in a well has dragon blood dripping onto him and he slowly turns into one

Looking for a particular book. I read it almost 10 years ago. The main character gets trapped in a (well?) and dragon’s blood drips onto him. The blood slowly turns him into a dragon (Or gives him ...
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Fantasy book about a group hunting down a dragon

This was a fantasy book I was reading in the fifth grade in the mid 2000’s Protagonist of the story was a young boy whose town was attack by a dragon. The boy joined a group of four or five other ...
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identify humorous short story about spicy pizza defeating a dragon

I recall reading this in a collection of short fantasy (possibly sci-fi and fantasy) in a library circa 1990. In the story a man goes off to fight a dragon. I don't recall the exact details but I ...
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Novel where a girl, Sre, hatches a dragon, Blue, to defend her from an innkeeper

I need help to find a book I read years ago on an adult website. The author had a group on Facebook and kept us updated on her stories. Eventually she got a publisher and even showed us what she ...
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An older fantasy book about a primitive girl who lived with dragons

In the 90s I read a 3 book series about a girl who lived with or was close with dragons. They lived in a desert like environment with the dragons having a clan like social structure. The girl had ...
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Book series with a shape shifting dragon girl

Does anyone know the name of the book series about a girl who finds out she can turn into a dragon and has to learn how to? She falls in love with a human guy who is fine with her being a dragon and ...
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Demon's Soul - Where is the tutorial level, and are there two Gods?

Deep under the Stonefang Tunels, past the hall of the Firelurker, the Dragon God awaits in a deep cave for someone to face the fury of their fists.... or to turn them in a dragon kebab using the two ...
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What's the origin of the trope that dragons used to be common but aren't any more?

It's common in fantasy stories for dragons to be formerly common but rare or extinct by the time of the story, for example, in Discworld, Game of Thrones, and perhaps The Hobbit (I can't recall enough ...
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90's (?) fantasy novel where character uses blue ley lines to transform into dragon

I remember at some time in the mid-90's getting a book from my local library where part of the story was a young person, (possibly teens, and I think male), being taught by an elder (maybe human, ...
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Why don't dragons walk like other lizards? [closed]

I just occurred to me that, in all fiction that I can think of, dragons don't move like other lizards. I want to clarify that I'm talking about more traditional 4-legged dragons and not 2-legged ones (...
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SF story about crocodiles being dragons [duplicate]

Decades ago I read a short story about a scientist who had a theory that crocodiles were dragons, but stuck in the pre-flight, pre-flame stage. He experimented, and finally produced a method of ...
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Recent book about a disease that turns people into half-dragons

I remember someone telling me about a book but I can't remember who it was to ask them the name, so I'm hoping someone could identify it. It's a relatively recent book, since they bought it last ...
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Fantasy trilogy from the 90s where guy starts out as the only person dragons are afraid of, and by the third book he turns into a dragon

I'm pretty sure it was under one of those banners like D&D or similar. And I remember an early scene in the first book where the guy has to ride a horse and gets incredibly saddlesore to the ...
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Movie with dragon and thing that looks like Godzilla

See this video: In it, at 1:52, there is a clip of a movie with a dragon and a Godzilla-like (maybe Godzilla itself) creature. I have a crazy idea that it might be ...
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Dragon shifter novels

I remember reading a book but at the time couldn't find the next in the series and never got back to it. The book is at least 15 years old and there is a minimum of 3 books in the series. It had two ...
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Short story about military airships and a dragon corps

I'm looking for a short story that appeared in an anthology of either fantasy or science fiction stories. I believe the story is called "The Day is Saved" Personal Honor was an important aspect of ...
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80s or 90s Fantasy novel, part of series. Castle talks to wizard, 2 headed dragon fights itself

USA English paperbacks. Pretty sure it was a trilogy. The covers were quite colorful. One I remember had a man standing before a chained up 2 headed dragon. I remember little of the story. In Fact I ...
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Book about a girl going to a dreamworld or other dimension with dragons

I remember reading this book as a child (probably 10-12 years ago, making me around 12 to 14 years old) when I started learning the English language (native Dutch speaker) by reading books. So I'm ...
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How fast do Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal grow compared to the dragons of the past?

In season 1 we see And in season 8 we see How fast do they grow compared to other dragons?
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What was the inspiration for the 'draco vulgaris'?

Is the draco vulgaris (first described in Guards! Guards! (1989) inspired by the pseudodragons found in Dungeons and Dragons? I recently learned about them and find many similarities: small winged ...
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Book: suicidal girl is saved by a dragon in human form, dragon community faces internal strife

Read this book several years ago for free on my Kindle. It began with a girl's attempted suicide interrupted by a man. I believe he heals her? We later find out he is a dragon. He lives with several ...
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What did Robin Hobb call a group of dragons?

Robin Hobb towards the end of the "Realm of the Elderlings" series called a group of dragons something and I can't for the life of me remember what it was or find it in said books or online. Anyone ...
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How big is Ancalagon exactly? [duplicate]

I've had this question for a while now and it's: How big is Ancalagon exactly? I mean, I've looked over thousands of explanations but it keeps on changing. So I'm asking now, how big exactly is this ...
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Book series about a dragon from his point of view, only male left in his litter

There was a book I read my freshman year that I can't remember at all, but it starts with a dragon who was born as what is considered "weak" but turns out to be the strongest of his siblings, so he's ...
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Novel about small dragons which have power over fire or water; they become your friend if they hatch for you

Small dragons, each have different powers, over fire, or water, if I remember correctly. You don't own them, but when they hatch for you, they are your friend and tend to stick with you. It was a full ...
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Children's Book of short stories about dragons

I am desperate to find a book I owned around 2005. It was a collection of short stories about dragons, and I'm sure that some of them had been published elsewhere and were by well-known authors. I ...
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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 discovered a baby dragon on the corpse of its mother

I read this novel when I was young, so it 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 ...
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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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Looking 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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90's (or earlier) post-apocalyptic teen novel with lizards hatching from eggs and disfiguring the faces of people they bite

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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Fantasy book where a princess encounters many fantasy tropes including a dragon [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 ...