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January 16th is Appreciate a Dragon Day. Here are some materials about dragons.

Appreciate a Dragon Day

Trial by Sorcery

 

Trial by Sorcery by Richard Fierce

Dragons can be dangerous ...
... if you don't bond with them first.
Eldwin wants to follow in his father's footsteps and become a Dragon Guard, but not for the glory. With his family dead and their lands dying, the opportunity to join the dragon rider school.

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Dragon Masters

 

Legends of the Dragon Realm: Dragon Masters by Richard A. Knaak

At long last, the true story of the mage-led rebellion against the rule of the Dragon Kings that two centuries later continues to affect all those inhabiting the Dragonrealm! Some two hundred years before Cabe Bedlam was thrust into the machinations of the Dragon Kings, his grandfather Nathan led a band of wizards against the drake lords in the hopes of freeing the realms of their tyrannical rule. Yet, the truth behind that story is not a simple one. Here now, is the dawn of the Turning War, a pivotal moment in the Dragonrealm, and startling creation of the first band to stand against the drake lords; The Dragon Masters…

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The Pygmy Dragon

 

The Pygmy Dragon by Marc Secchia

Yesterday, a Dragon kidnapped me from my cage in a zoo.

Stolen from her jungle home and sold to a zookeeper, Pip knows only a world behind bars, a world in which a Pygmy warrior and her giant ape friends are a zoo attraction. She dreams of being Human. She dreams of escaping to the world outside her cage.

Then, the Dragon Zardon kidnaps her into a new life. Pip rides Dragonback across the Island-World to her new school - a school inside a volcano. A school where Humans learn to be Dragon Riders. But this is only a foretaste of her magical destiny, for the Dragon Assassins are coming. They have floated an Island across the Rift and their aim is nothing less than the massacre of all Dragons.

Now, the courage of the smallest will be tested to the utmost. For Pip is the Pygmy Dragon, and this is her tale.

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Brightest Gold

 

Brightest Gold by Olivia Sitter

Ever since their youth, Jorrah has hunted down shining tokens of affection. A ring, a flower, a lock of hair-so long as the trinket glows with the light of love, Jorrah will go to any length to add it to their collection. Their obsession leads them in pursuit of lovers, stopping short once gifted a bright object for their hoard. A wicked and alluring person stalks Jorrah wherever they go, showing up whenever they begin to settle into a new abode. Uprooting themselves repeatedly to avoid the dark presence, Jorrah travels in constant search of a place to call their own. When they find a home, the past rears from the shadows yet again, refusing to be left behind. Jorrah realizes they must choose whether to continue running forever… or confront the darkness to protect what's most precious to them. A fantasy for asexual, genderqueer, and dragon loving people.

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Heart of the Dragon

 

Heart of the Dragon by Jamie Sullivan

The greatest thief captures an unexpected prize.

Madfall is the greatest thief in the kingdom, stealing crowns off the very heads of kings. His hoard is legendary. Simply put, he's a dragon through and through. So, when he steals a basket of "gold" from the king's castle but finds a baby inside, he's at a loss. What's a dragon to do?

Seventeen years later, inexperienced knight Richard of Benfro sets out to slay the dragon, expecting death or glory. Not the most awkward meet-cute in history when he's captured by the dragon's human - and handsome - son.

Oenyn has been content living with Madfall, enjoying the fierce and protective love of his adopted father. But he's always been curious about humanity. When Richard blunders into the home he shares with Madfall, Oenyn grabs the chance to learn all he can about people, castle life, sex...and maybe love. At least until Richard makes a startling discovery.

Caught between a potential future in the human world and his old life, Oenyn is faced with an impossible choice. Luckily, being raised by a dragon has left him plenty stubborn. He won't give up his father, or his human family, without a fight.

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The Last Tsar's Dragons

 

The Last Tsar's Dragons by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

It is the waning days of the Russian monarchy. A reckless man rules the land and his dragons rule the sky. Though the Tsar aims his dragons at his enemies-Jews and Bolsheviks-his entire country is catching fire. Conspiracies suffuse the royal court: bureaucrats jostle one another for power, the mad monk Rasputin schemes for the Tsar's ear, and the desperate queen takes drastic measures to protect her family.


Revolution is in the air-and the Red Army is hatching its own weapons.


Discover Russia's October Revolution, reimagined in flight by the acclaimed mother-and-son writing team of the Locus Award-winning novel, Pay the Piper, and the Seelie Wars series.

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Created by Sam Beringer

The Crown and the Dragon: The Paladin Cycle

 

The Crown and the Dragon: The Paladin Cycle

Elenn, a noblewoman and Aedin, a smuggler, traverse danger and peril across dragon-filled lands to fulfill her calling as the Paladin.

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Dragon Crusaders

 

Dragon Crusaders

A group of fugitive Knights Templar attacks a pirate ship and they are cursed to turn into hideous monsters. To fight the curse and ultimately save the world, they must defeat the wizard-dragon who is determined to destroy it.

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Dragon Hunter

 

 

Dragon Hunter

Orphaned as a baby when his parents were killed in a vicious orc attack, Kendrick of Elwood was raised by his elder brother, Darius. Though only nine at the time, Darius devoted his life to Kendrick’s care and to purging orcs from their land. As Darius grew into a great warrior, he sheltered Kendrick from all possible harm. Now, after years of absence, a new danger emerges, more lethal than the threat of orcs or men. Reports of dragon attacks spread like wildfire through the panicked land. In memory of his mother’s prophesies of a mighty Dragon Hunter in their bloodline, Darius leads Kendrick on a perilous journey to the castle of Ocard -- the Dragon Hunter training grounds.As they battle through evil men and orc-infested lands, they align with a band of rogue warriors who swear their allegiance in this hazardous quest. The Brothers of Elwood, joined by Raya, an elven princess, Olick, a mute Berserker, and five human mercenaries must escape orc ambushes and dragon attacks to reach the fortress at Ocard. Upon arrival, Kendrick learns that he, not his warrior brother, is prophesied to wear the Dragon Hunter mantle, a destiny that he cannot escape. When the dragon strikes with renewed ferocity, Kendrick must devise a plan to hunt and conquer the deadly beast, and inherit his true identity -- the Dragon Hunter!

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I Am Dragon

 

I Am Dragon

Princess Miroslava is kidnapped by a dragon and carried away into his castle on the remote island. Now the only things she has are a stone cage and a mysterious young man named Arman ... but who is he and what is he doing on that island?

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Last of the Dragons

 

Last of the Dragons

Examining the origins of many legends across the world, "Last of the Dragons" is a dramatic investigation into the universal myth of the dragon.

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Merlin And The War Of The Dragons

 

Merlin and the War of the Dragons

An army of dragons invade the crippled English countryside and the apprentice wizard Merlin must confront the fire-breathing beasts.

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Created by Sam B.

The Accidental Dragon

 

The Accidental Dragon by Dakota Cassidy

Firefighter McAllister "Mick" Malone knows he has a protective streak, especially when it comes to his deceased best friend's sister, Tessa. But after twenty-five years of verbal sparring, Mick can't help but notice that their recent arguments have started to feel a lot like foreplay. And while Tessa knows exactly what to say to get him going, Mick is thrown for a loop when he actually starts breathing fire. Antique-store owner Tessa Preston has loved Mick Malone since she was ten years old-not that she'd ever admit it. Fighting with Mick is the only thing keeping her from an embarrassing romantic confession. But when the sexy firefighter accidentally ingests some ancient dragon scales masquerading as powdered aspirin, Tessa finds herself handling something much hotter than long-simmering sexual tension.

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Indigo's Dragon

 

Indigo's Dragon by Sofi Croft

Indigo lives in the Lake District, and spends his time exploring the mountains he loves. An unexpected parcel arrives containing a first aid kit inside his grandfather's satchel. Indigo's curiosity is raised as he looks through his grandfather's notebook to discover drawings of mythical creatures. Strange things begin to happen and Indigo finds himself treating an injured magpie-cat, curing a cockatrice of its death-darting gaze, and defending a dragon. Indigo realizes he must uncover the secrets his family have kept hidden, and travels alone to the Polish mountains to search for his grandfather and the truth. Danger looms as events spiral out of control, and Indigo needs to make choices that change him, his world, and his future forever.

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The Wearle

 

The Wearle by Chris D'Lacey

Master storyteller and NYT bestselling author Chris d'Lacey has woven a brand-new epic fantasy with the story of the first dragons sent to Erth, and how their fates became entwined with humankind's.

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Feral Ice

 

Feral Ice by Ann Gimpel

Scientists don't believe in dragons. Dragons never think much about humans at all. Maybe it's time for their worlds to collide amidst the dangerous beauty of Antarctica. Doctor and biochemist, Erin signed up for six months aboard an Antarctic research ship to escape her stifling surgery practice. Jerked from her cozy cabin, she's dumped in an ice cave by men who assume she's dead. Konstantin and Katya, twins and dragon shifters, have lived miles beneath the polar ice cap for hundreds of years. Other dragons left, but they stuck it out. When several humans-all but two of them dead-end up not far from their lair, the opportunity is too good to pass up. If the lore is to be believed, humans can become dragon shifters. Delighted by a simple solution to their enforced isolation, the dragons lure the humans to their home. Surely, they'll be thrilled by the prospect of becoming magical. Or not. Too bad no one shared the script with the humans. Science be damned, they're horror-struck in the face of fire-breathing dragons. All they want is to escape, but home is thousands of miles away.

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Novice Dragoneer

 

Novice Dragoneer by E.E. Knight

In the first book in an exciting new coming-of-age fantasy series from the author of the Age of Fire series, an impoverished girl enters into a military order of dragonriders, but her path won't be as easy or as straightforward as she expected.

Fourteen-year-old Ileth grew up in an orphanage, and thanks to her stutter was never thought to be destined for much beyond kitchen work and cleaning. But she's dreamed of serving with the dragons ever since a childhood meeting with a glittering silver dragon and its female dragoneer. For years she waits, and as soon as she is old enough to join, Ileth runs away to become a novice dragoneer at the ancient human-dragon fortress of the Serpentine.

While most of her fellow apprentices are from rich and influential families, Ileth must fight for her place in the world, even if it includes a duel with her boss at the fish-gutting table. She's then sent off to the dragon-dancers after a foolish kiss with a famously named boy and given charge of a sickly old dragon with a mysterious past. But she finds those trials were nothing when she has to take the place of a dead dragoneer and care for his imprisoned dragon in enemy lands . . .

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The Dragon Of The North

 

The Dragon of the North by Andrew Lang

The Dragon of the North is an Estonian fairy tale of a terrible dragon who devoured all in his path on his way from the north. One brave man sets out to find a way to conquer him and protect the people of his home. The man consults a magician, who tells him to seek the aid of birds. With the help of the birds, he discovers a witch-maiden who can help him, but whom he mistakenly crosses. The young man must then deal with the consequences of his actions. Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish writer who collected fairy and folk tales from various cultures and put them together in twelve volumes of tales. He was noted for taking the tales from as many original sources as possible, keeping the fairy tales close to their intended meanings.

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The Dragon Seekers

 

The Dragon Seekers by Christopher McGowan

How an Extraordinary Circle of Fossilists Discovered the Dinosaurs and Paved the Way for Darwin

In the midst of the Industrial Revolution, an extraordinary group of scientists struggled to make sense of a mysterious, prehistoric world—a world that they had to piece together from the fossilized, fragmentary remains of animals no one had ever seen. These nineteenth-century pioneers were an eccentric lot that included a working-class woman, an Oxford professor with a theatrical bent, a crisis-ridden country doctor who was never quite accepted among London's scientific elite, and an expert anatomist who once dissected a rhino in his living room. These were the Dragon Seekers, the people who brought the myths to life and whose work, within a populace raised on a literal interpretation of Genesis, laid the groundwork for the revolutionary ideas of Darwin.

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Dragons' Choice

 

Dragons' Choice by Debbie Mumford

Sorcha and Caedyrn's love has created a new breed of beings. Neither wholly dragon nor fully human, Sorcha's children shapeshift at will. The six fledglings have been raised as dragons, but the time has come to explore their human heritage. Aislinn and Taran are the first to leave the ice aerie for the world of men.Aislinn discovers the lure of sexuality amidst the intrigues of King Leofric's court, while Taran learns the source of his debilitating malady. Both siblings face danger and prejudice among their mother's kin, but they discover love as well. Dragons mate for life, forcing the young shifters to make a complicated choice.

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Created by Sam B.

In Search Of Lost Dragons

 

In Search of Lost Dragons by Elian Black'more, Carine-M, and Jezequel

On the trail of dragons forgotten, an intrepid illustrator and reporter journeys from Europe through the Middle East and finally to Saigon in search of the dark caverns and mountaintop perches where the elusive winged serpents dwell. With the gift of seeing the invisible, our explorer friend records each encounter in a journal of gorgeous, fully painted artwork, capturing every majestic and fearsome visual detail of the scaly behemoths, and accompanies his findings with snippets of local lore as evidence that these hidden beasts continue to shape the world in ways we may never expect!

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Dragon Resurrection

 

Dragon Resurrection by Mark Byers and Erfan Fajar

Discovering the remains of an actual dragon frozen in the mountains of Tibet, Chinese adventurer Jesse Chang sends a DNA sample to her geneticist twin brother Jack, who sets to work unlocking its potential to improve the human genome. But when a rogue American general learns of the discovery and kidnaps Jack, Jesse is forced to use the untested formula on herself, unleashing the ancient powers of the dragon. Script by Emmy-nominated producer Mark Byers!

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White Claw Vol. 1: The Egg of the Dragon Queen

 

White Claw Vol. 1: The Egg of the Dragon Queen by Serge Le Tendre and Olivier Taduc

Taho-the-Quick, a poacher, has an encounter with the animal totem of his people, the dragon queen, who entrusts him with the dangerous mission of carrying her egg to her dragon brothers up in the mountains. On his journey, Taho-the-Quick will not only have to fight enemies but also join forces with unexpected allies, including the mysterious White Claw, a warrior with unparalleled skills. The survival of the dragon species and that of a whole people will depend on their partnership.

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Dragonseed Vol. 1: When Dragons Cry

 

Dragonseed Vol. 1: When Dragons Cry by Kurt McClung, Jimenez, and Mateo Guerro

For centuries the men and creatures of Krath have prepared for a conflict that many hoped would never happen. A half-blood, Adam Serre Shadow, now has just two moons to find the thief of the teardrop stone, stolen from his fire-breathing father, before the Council of Elders trigger all-out war. The son of a Dragon will stop at nothing to find the magical relic and preserve the fragile peace that still exists between the two species.

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The Reason for Dragons

 

The Reason for Dragons by Chris Northrup and Jeff Stokely

Wendell is a high school outcast who lives a lonely, suburban existence, losing himself in books in order to avoid his distant, motorcycle-riding stepfather, Ted. When the school bullies convince Wendell to venture into the forest around their neighborhood and explore the long-abandoned Renaissance Faire grounds they all believe to be haunted, Wendell is surprised to find a man living in the barn - and even more surprised by the man himself. His new acquaintance seems the definition of crackpot, believing himself to be a medieval knight named Sir Habersham, tasked with the duty of slaying the dragon he insists is wandering the woods. But when Wendell starts hearing rumblings - and listening to Habersham's stories - he starts to wonder if, perhaps, it could all be true. In a heartfelt coming-of age story, Wendell must defy logic in order to follow his heart.

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Jim Henson's Storyteller: Dragons

 

Jim Henson's Storyteller: Dragons by Fabian Rangel, Jr., Daniel Bayliss, Hannah Christenson, and Jorge Corona

What's to Love: We explored the many different myths and legends about witches in Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches, and we're thrilled to rejoin the Storyteller and his faithful dog as they explore a whole new set of stories about dragons from talented creators with beautiful and unique styles. What It Is: Dragons have taken many different shapes in cultures across the world, from serpents and "worms" to thunderbirds and the classic European firebreather. In this first issue, Fabian Rangel Jr. (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard) and artist Daniel Bayliss (Translucid) bring us "Son of the Serpent," inspired by Native American stories about the Horned Snake and the Thunderbird.

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Created by Sam B.