Questions tagged [dragons]

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

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Identify this YA book series about dragons, acid blood, and dangerously cold nights

I'm trying to remember the name of a series of books about a boy who works with dragons. Dragon's blood (or maybe it was slobber?) is acidic, and the children who wrangle these dragons often end up ...
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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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Where did dragons come from in Middle-Earth?

All that I know of Smaug is that he (she?) came out of nowhere to attack and conquer Erebor. Where exactly did he come from? In fact, what are the origins of dragons? Did Ilúvatar create them or did ...
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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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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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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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What did Smaug eat for 60 years?

From what I understand, Smaug is a beast that must eat other living things to sustain himself. For example, he does not "eat" gold and jewels, he simply admires and covets them. It's implied that he ...
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Can Bran Stark control dragons?

In the third season of Game Of Thrones, we saw scenes showing that Bran can control Summer and Hodor, since he is a warg. In S2E03: What Is Dead May Never Die Bran says to Luwin: Old Nan used to ...
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Searching for a specific book about dragons [duplicate]

I believe it was a trilogy. It was set in a universe where dragons are pitted in fights against each other for humans' benefit, and the main character was a stableboy who helped to take care of ...
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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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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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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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Space Dragon Book?

I need help remembering a SciFi book with an economics theme to it, and it was sort of Dragon related. There was one SciFi story I read a long time ago that I can never remember the name of. It was ...
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Why doesn't Gandalf whip it out in the major battles? [duplicate]

The dragon in LOTR is powerful. Powerful things can exert lots of power The exertion of lots of power is useful for winning wars one wants to win Gandalf fights in wars he wants to win Gandalf is a ...
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What does Tolkien say about Ancalagon's physical appearance, especially his size?

Questions like this one dealing with Ancalagon in particular, and Middle-earth's dragons in general, clearly show that Ancalagon was ridiculously, absurdly, unimaginably enormous. The non-canonical ...
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YA book about paper mâché dragons coming to life

i remember reading a young adult book about a teen in modern times (1980-1990) who makes a bunch of paper mâché dragons as a hobby and they end up coming to life and attacking him in his home. I ...
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Paper mache dragons that come to life

Looking for a young adult book I read in my high school library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, back in the early 1990's about a teenager who makes three dragons out of paper mache, and they come to life ...
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Early 90s YA novel about a kid into special FX who meets an (animatronic, yet possibly alive) dragon

All i can remember are a few specifics, would love to rediscover the title. Haven't been able to Google up anything. The kid (~13) made special effects models as a hobby (only one i can remember is a ...
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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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Books about people turning into dragons

I'm looking for a series of books with people turning into dragons. All I know about it is there is a bit of political intrigue, something about a royal family where one prince is supposed to be king ...
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How many dragons ever existed on Middle Earth?

How numerous were dragons in the time before 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'? How many dragons did Tolkien ever mention by name?
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Why are dragons considered magical in A Song of Ice and Fire?

People considered dragons to be magical creatures in ASOIAF (and their existence linked with the power of magic), but I don't see why. Why are they considered magical? Aren't they just another ...
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What is the background for the phrase “literary trend for shit books about talking dragons” in connection with Wales?

On 16th of March, 2013, Wales won with England 30-3 in Six Nations tournament. Dailymash commented it this way: ENGLAND deliberately lost the Six Nations to Wales as part of a plan to boost the ...
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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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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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Where does Daenerys keep her dragons?

I'm talking mainly about the TV series. When the dragons were younger, she kept them in the cage most of the time (right?). Then they grew up a bit more, and they mostly stayed beside her. In the ...
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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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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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Looking for a novel with a travelling storyteller, dragons and human-animal hybrid underclass [duplicate]

I am looking for a novel that I read when I was a teenager (late 90s to early 00s). I don't think I ever finished it so I would like a chance to do so but I can't remember the name! Hopefully the ...
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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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What was the fate of Ancalagon the Black?

In The Fellowship of the Ring - The Shadow of the Past, Gandalf is discussing methods of destroying the ring, wherein he mentions this: It has been said that dragon-fire could melt and consume ...
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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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Which dragons survived the Dance of the Dragons?

During Dance of Dragons we know exactly which dragons died in combat or riots: The slain dragons included Vhagar, Caraxes, Syrax, Arrax, Tyraxes, Vermithor, Sunfyre, Vermax, Dreamfyre, Greyghost, ...
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Where did the notion that Dragons could speak originate?

There are different sources in which dragons are able to speak and not speak. Speaking examples: Smaug in The Hobbit Skyrim DragonHeart Non-speaking examples: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and ...
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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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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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Horn of Winter = Dragonbinder?

Is there any definitive evidence that the Horn of Winter sought by Mance Rayder is not actually a Dragon horn or indeed Dragonbinder itself? At first we are led to believe that Mance found the Horn ...
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When Thranduil mentions his knowledge of the 'fire drakes of the North' is he talking about a battle with Glaurung or Ancalagon? [duplicate]

In the movie Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, the band are captured by Silvan Elves and taken to Thranduil's Castle in Mirkwood. Thranduil confronts Thorin and says, "I too have battled the fire-...
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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 a dragon mage and a dragon queen who stays in her egg

Okay so there is this book I am craving to read but I cannot remember the title, author, or any of the character names. All I remember is that it is a series and the first book is a about a boy who is ...