Questions tagged [dragons]

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

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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 ...
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Book about dragons

I'm trying to remember this story about dragons, where a guy and his companion, a dragon, travel through forest around the country. Something about gold being their interest. Towards the end of the ...
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Trying to find an old animated / anime movie with massive sized dragons in it

So this driving me mad. This was an older animated / Anime movie. It involved 2 kings battling it out at one point. One with a sword for good and one for evil. The Hero was a typical young fighter who ...
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Are there more dragons in Gringotts that protect vaults just like the Lestrange's?

Are there more dragons in Gringotts that protect vaults just like the Lestrange's? Or is it just the Lestrange's with dragon protection?
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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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Terms for male and female dragon? [closed]

Many animals have terms specifying a certain sex, for example stag and doe for deer. The term drake is usually used to signify a particular species of dragon (e.g. as opposed to a wyvern), but in "...
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Fantasy book opening with a character dreaming about a dragon attack, and waking up to discover actual scratches on his/her body

I'm trying to figure out the name of a book. A librarian read the first chapter to a bunch of random people and now I can't remember what the book was called for the life of me. It had something to ...
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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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Dark Fantasy Novel Identification

I'm trying to identify a novel I read back in the 90s. I'm going to list a bunch of random facts that I remember in the hope that someone will recognize it. I'm not sure of the names I list below, ...
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Portal Fantasy Book?

Okay, I'm looking for this book that I've read a long time ago. It's mostly about this girl and her friends who get transported into a magical land. Where she becomes queen of the entire land and has ...
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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 ...
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A book about a boy raised by dragons

Due to the passage of time, I have forgotten the title of the book. It may be something along the lines of 'The Dragons of-' There are dragons, living in secret. Humans have some knowledge that they'...
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How did Daemon Targaryen control both Caraxes and Vhagar?

In A Dance With Dragons Chapter 50, Daenerys says this to Quentyn Martell: It was said that even Aegon the Conquerer never dared mount Vhagar or Meraxes, nor did his sisters mount Balerion the ...
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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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How do dragons cross the sea?

In season 6 finale, Queen Daenerys Targaryen brought her entire fleet to Westeros. We saw the dragons flapping around the ships. They must be a few tons in weight by then and none of the ships was ...
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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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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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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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Why would anyone make a dragon enclosure out of wood?

Four fully grown, enormous, vicious-looking dragons were rearing on their hind legs inside an enclosure fenced with thick planks of wood, roaring and snorting - torrents of fire were shooting into the ...
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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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Can any soul gems hold a dragon soul?

In the Dawnguard questline, Serana offers to do a partial soul trap on the Dragonborn. But being a dragonborn, he/she has the soul of a dragon. Can a dragon soul be fully contained in a soul gem? ...
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Trying to find a series I started - dragons hibernating

Trying to find a series I started a couple of years ago. The last book I read ended with a father taking his son into a cave where the dragons were hibernating. The tribe he belonged to looked after ...
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Anyone know this book with dragons and a pregnant girl?

So I remember reading a book about dragons about 10 years or more ago and I don't know who wrote it or what it's called. The only thing I can recall is that there was dragons, and a pregnant lady who ...
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Book about dragons and time travel

I am looking for a book I read in Jr. High/High School in the late 80s to early 90s. It had to do with a dragon and his rider, a young teenage boy, who could time travel while in flight. Sorry I can'...
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What other breeds of dragons are known in Harry Potter?

Other than: Norwegian Ridgeback Hungarian Horntail Swedish Short Snout Chinese Fireball Welsh Green. Are their other breeds of Dragon given in Harry Potter? If so, what are they?
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What is the backstory regarding the suit of armor at the top of the Munster's staircase?

Was a backstory ever revealed in any of the TV series or movies regarding who the suit of armor at the head of the stairs under which Spot lives belonged to? If so, what is the backstory? I ask ...