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

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Story ID from an in-text poem about dragons

I read this book, maybe 8 years ago or a bit more. It is fantasy, and humor, and I think part of it was set here and part in a low-tech magical world. I believe one of the characters was a math ...
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Book-Identification: Axe wielding protagonist and a dragon

I'm trying to remember the name of a book probably written in the 80's. The main character gets involved in a battle to protect his city where he wields an axe in a pages long fight scene. The ...
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I read a book some years ago about dragons and a glass paperweight

I read a book some years ago about another world with dragons. The protagonist was a female who could travel to this otherworld through a glass paperweight (snowglobe?). She was a history graduate or ...
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Looking for a book with two main characters and dragons in the plot

I'm looking for a book (YA fiction, I think) I read aboooout 5-7 years ago from the library, and now I can't find again. In classic style, I know very little about it, but I do know the following: • ...
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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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Animatronic dragon that comes to life [duplicate]

So I have no clue what the name of this movie is, I saw it when I was a little kid and can't remember for the life of me the name. But the tidbits I do remember are as follows: A movie is being made ...
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Girl turns into a dragon

I'm looking for a book about a girl that turns into a dragon. She is picked up and sent to a magic academy because they think she has magic abilities. She was raised by werewolves and eventually ...
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Fantasy book series (with dragons) about a boy who escapes from a tower

I'm looking for a book series that I started reading in 2006. The story is about a young boy who lives in a tower of sorts. He somehow manages to escape from his home. I don't remember much. I think ...
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What book is Seren Koenig from?

I remember reading a book about Dragons who are babysitters of children. And one of them was forbidden to speak because the girl was mean to him. And they became bracelets
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Which dragon did hurt Thranduil? [duplicate]

When Thorin and Thranduil discuss in Mirkwood, Thranduil said: ''Do not talk to me about the dragon fire. I know what's rage and ruin!'', and shows Thorin his destroyed face for a moment, then says: ''...
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How smart are the dragons in Game of Thrones?

What do we know about the intelligence of dragons? Is it portrayed differently in the books than in Game of Thrones? I’m specifically curious about the perceived/known intelligence of dragons when ...
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Science fiction book where the protagonist has a tiny shoulder-sitting dragon [closed]

An old series that had a young man with a small dragon that sat on his shoulder. Not a magic type book, more science fiction. I can't believe I can't remember the author. Thanks.
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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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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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Book about dragons blood that heals

I read a book in early 1990's about these people that hunted dragons for their blood. It could give them powers or heal them or something like that. If I recall correctly it was a stand alone book. ...
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Do dragons have their own language?

Though Smaug is the only dragon who features prominently in The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, there are many others who live in Middle-Earth. They don't seem to be the most sociable of creatures, ...
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What creatures were dragons made in mockery of? [duplicate]

I've been wondering about this for years. It seems like a pretty obvious question, so I'm surprised not to have found it addressed among the other Tolkien minutiae on this site. Hopefully I haven't ...
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In what ways dragons can kill a person having Blood of the Dragon? [duplicate]

In what ways dragons can kill a person having Blood of the Dragon? Obviously, there is: Also, can dragons kill a person having Blood of the Dragon on their own will or only on demand?
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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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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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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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Why did Eragon Shadeslayer leave Alagaësia?

In Inheritance Eragon Shadeslayer left Alagaësia, convinced that the dragons would never be safe there; he needed to take them elsewhere to be safe. However, after defeating Galbatorix and learning ...
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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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What was Sirius' way of tackling dragons?

In Goblet Of Fire, we hear Sirius telling Harry from the fireplace “Right — these dragons,” said Sirius, speaking very quickly now. “There’s a way, Harry. Don’t be tempted to try a Stunning ...
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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 did demolishing the bridge to the lake town Esgaroth help against Smaug’s attack?

From Chapter XIV of The Hobbit, describing the preparations the men of the lake-town Esgaroth made against Smaug’s attack: Every vessel in the town was filled with water, every warrior was armed, ...
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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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Fantasy trilogy with dragons

Back in 2008 I read a trilogy of fantasy books. The series was about a man who had slain the last dragon that had been seen in the land and his wife, who was a low powered witch. The first book starts ...
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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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Book identification-Takes place in England with a Dragon and a Chinese Girl

I read this probably back in 2004-2005. Anyways the book/novel is being Narrated by this British youth to a Monk whose been charged with writing his every word. The novel then follows his pursuit of ...
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2000s novel with dragons and a boy with a book

I don't remember the name of it at all, and the only bits of the novel itself that I remember was that there was a boy (can't remember his age) and he got a book. And like, once in a while, the book (...
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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 ...
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Woman discovers her neighbour/housemate is a dragon?

I'm looking for a story where a woman discovers that her neighbour/housemate/landlord is a dragon. I think they share a (possibly old?) house, but maybe it's an apartment-building. I think main-...
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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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Was Smaug's treasure-hoarding a bug or a feature in-universe? [duplicate]

Smaug (and all other dragons) were created by Morgoth as species as warfighting machines. As such, the desire to amass bling seems to be a somewhat... tangential feature, to put it mildly. If I was ...
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Old movie, maybe 80s or early 90s with drakes being ridden through a canyon

I remember seeing this move where these people were riding drakes through a canyon of some sort. I think the drakes were fighting one another in the air. It was live-action, definitely not animated. ...
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Science Fiction Book or Story About Dragons

I remember a while ago reading about a book/story by some author that I thought was Fred Saberhagen, but I can't find anything in his bibliography. It was supposed to be about a post apocalyptic ...
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Falsely accused witch befriends transforming dragon she was to be sacrificed to

Story is in a medievalish setting and starts with a woman who has been falsely accused of being a witch being taken by 2 men to be sacrificed to a dragon. She ends up befriending the (male) dragon, ...
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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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How smart were dragons, really?

I seem to recall reading that dragons were very clever in various places throughout the Silmarillion and the Hobbit. But, at least in the Hobbit, Smaug doesn't appear to be much smarter than your ...
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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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Looking for sci-fi movie featuring dragons vs Navy

Looking for movie featuring Dragons vs. Navy (or Army, but the trailer featured battleship trying to shoot the dragons down). Trailer also showed a dogfight between helicopters and dragons, capping (...
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Trying to find/remember scifi/fantasy book [closed]

I currently have two books I am trying to find The first is a young adult book series that starts off with a soldier being asked to deliver a magic ring to an old man/wizard. Along the way the ...
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How did dragons come into existence?

How were the dragons created? Did some God create them? For example, we know that Melkor created the Dragons in Arda. Is there something similar in the world of George Martin's?
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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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Which dragon books has Tyrion read?

We know from A Game of Thrones that Tyrion is a voracious reader, and has had a particular interest in dragons since childhood. Given these interests, what books about dragons has the series confirmed ...
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Dragons and Others in Game of Thrones (possible spoilers)

As the more cunning of you might already know, there is a direct correlation between Dragons and Others in the Game of Thrones saga. There is a plethora of quotes proving that Dragons are magical ...
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Story about a dragon hatching and a bullied protagonist

A long time ago, back in elementary school, we read an excerpt of a story - I don't remember much (and some of the details might be wrong), but I'm hoping the mighty stack community can help me ...
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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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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 ...