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Subject: Looking for books with dragons, any suggestions?
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 5:52 PM ET
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A friend of mine (he's 13) has asked me to look for books about knights and/or dragons, preferably with the dragons being 'good guys'.  He's already read:

Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini

Dragon Keeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul

Enchanted Forest Chronicles

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

Any recomendations would be welcome, I'm completely out of ideas!




Date Posted: 1/27/2009 8:43 PM ET
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Pit Dragon series by Jane Yolen

Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 9:50 PM ET
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There's also a lot of suggestions on this thread in the Fantasy forum: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=135625

Date Posted: 1/28/2009 8:32 AM ET
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Try the Dragonlance series.

Subject: Dealing with Dragons
Date Posted: 1/29/2009 11:25 AM ET
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He should check out the Dealing with Dragons series (Dealing with Dragons, Calling on Dragons, Talking with Dragons...and one more)  I really enjoyed those.  They may be a little more simple to read than what it looks like he's been reading, but I think they are worthwhile.

Date Posted: 1/29/2009 4:53 PM ET
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He could try the Dragons in Our Midst books, by Bryan Davis.  The first book is Raising Dragons.

And Riley, the Dealing with Dragons series is also called the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. 

Date Posted: 1/29/2009 9:06 PM ET
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Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey is also fairly interesting. The dragons are not the good guys, per se, but their family life (yes, they do have family life!) is intriguing, and readers will easily connect with the dragon family.
Date Posted: 1/30/2009 10:09 AM ET
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Riley, the Dealing with Dragons series is the Enchanted Forest Chronicles mentioned in the first post.

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 1:48 PM ET
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Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon hatcher (one book)

Date Posted: 2/7/2009 7:14 PM ET
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The Saint of Dragons, by Jason Hightman and its sequel Samurai take a interesting twist on the idea of dragons. The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme by Elizabeth Haydon I believe has dragons, the Erec Rex series by Kaza Kingsley, Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman, The Last Dragon by Silvana de Mari, the Stoneheart Trilogy by Fletcher. Also Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey, Pillage by Obert Skye, and the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series by James Owen.

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Date Posted: 2/9/2009 2:02 AM ET
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I aggree with great-joy (Megan N.) Dragons in Our Midst is a good sereis. Saddly I can't find the other books past the first one for my own libary. You also might try Dragonology: The Complete book of Dragons, My mom loves to read anything with dragons in it so I will ask her for you when I see her next.

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Date Posted: 6/10/2009 1:18 AM ET
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Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey is where I first discovered dragons in literature. The original trilogy does have a little bit of sex in it (nothing portrayed, but implied in a couple scenes) so if that's an issue, suggest the Harper Hall Trilogy: Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums, which was geared towards a YA audience.

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 11:24 PM ET
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The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede
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The Dragon Trilogy by Chris D'Lacey (Ice Fire, Fire Star, The Fire Within, The Fire Eternal).. I know, there are 4 and I think more are coming out.  Your friend may have read these- they are pretty popular dragon books for YA.