Questions tagged [dragons]

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

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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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What are the dragons' types in “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”?

There are several different dragons in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. I was wondering if they have already been classified or if there is a name for their types? Specifically, I want to know the ...
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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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Book about Dragons Ending (Turning to stone)

I read a book once that was some variation on a fantasy setting with magic and such, but the one factor I recall about it was that the dragons in this world could End - essentially, they turned into ...
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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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Why does Spike eat gems in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic?

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Spike is a Dragon that eat gemstones. Here's some proof for the distrustful: Maybe it's me that don't know a lot about the Dragons lore, but it's the first time ...
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How do we distinguish a dragon, a wyrm and a wyvern in terms of the number of legs? [closed]

As I have seen lots of interest around this answer, more precisely around the number of legs (as @lfurini said), I have decided to open a question to find a canonical answer. From the discussion (...
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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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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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Why did Smaug gather a treasure of gold and other precious objects?

In The Hobbit, the Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf are on a mission to rob Smaug. But why did he have so much to steal from? He's a Dragon! He is not the kind of dragon that eats gold and gems. He doesn't ...
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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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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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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 book with shape shifting dragon warriors

Set in a fantasy world with shape shifting Dragon kings and their warriors. They terrorize the humans, and kill those with magic. The protagonist is the great-grandson of a powerful warlock. He ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 is the kill score of all dragons and dragon-riders during the Dance of the Dragons?

The Dance of the Dragons was a wide-scale civil war between two factions of House Targaryen headed by Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Prince Aegon II Targaryen who were both vying for the throne of ...
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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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In Game of Thrones, can a dragon be killed?

Talking about grown dragons here -- I don't recall ever reading about how tough their skin is or what their fighting style is. (Do they just fly around breathing fire, or do they get down to business ...
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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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How many dragons ever existed in Westeros?

There are multiple questions relevant to each other: How many dragons ever existed in Westeros? How do they end up? When did the number reach its peak?
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What was the origin of the idea that dragons can take human form?

Everything I knew of dragons as a child involves them being huge lizard-like beings, usually with wings. Most fairy tales and popular fantasy works (such as the Hobbit) follow that pattern. I've ...
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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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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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Mid-60s sci-fi book, boy traveling to different worlds finds a telepathic rock which hatches into a small sarcastic dragon

I'm looking for the name of a sci-fi book that I read as a kid in the mid-sixties. The book was in our school's classroom library, I was in third grade I believe. It was about a boy who was traveling ...
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Trilogy of books about dragon souls inhabiting humans normally warriors

It has been a long time since I read the first book but will remember what I can. There were dragons, but they could not survive alone; they needed human hosts, and were beneficial to the human. There ...
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Tolkien calls Sauron Morgoth's Greatest Servant - But does he ever really earn that with his actions?

Alright, so there is a great, incredibly well informed community here so let me ask a question that's been bothering me since I finished the Silmarillion. I'll lay out my reasoning for why it's a ...
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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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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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Children's book about a man and a woman (a boy and a girl?) on a mountain with a dragon

This is a childhood memory viewed dimly decades later. I am pretty sure that I read it before 1990, and the odds are decent that it was written before that because it was a book either we or my ...
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Do standard definitions exist for dragon, drake, wyrm and wyvern?

In many different books including Dragonlance, Tales from the Sword Coast, Magic: The Gathering and other similar fantasy series, I've seen references to dragons, drakes, wyrms and wyvern (which may ...
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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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How old is Smaug, the dragon, in The Hobbit?

Wikipedia says Smaug drove the dwarves out of their mountain stronghold 150 years prior to the events of The Hobbit. But it doesn't mention his age. Tolkien Gateway says Smaug's birthyear is unknown. ...
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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 ...