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Subject: Looking for books with dragons!!!!!!
Date Posted: 1/30/2009 9:06 PM ET
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I'd like the dragons to be inteligent and I do perfer the dragons to one of the good guys. Thanks for your imput!!!

Date Posted: 1/30/2009 9:17 PM ET
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Sarah A Hoyt's Draw One in the Dark and it's sequel, Gentleman Takes A Chance.  More urban fantasy than high fantasy.  Shapeshifter dragons.

Date Posted: 1/30/2009 9:24 PM ET
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Naomi Novik's Temaire series-it starts with His Majesty's Dragon.  Kind of an alter Napoleonic War with intelligent dragons.  Also Mercedes Lackeys series Joust/Alta/Sanctuary/Aerie-Dragons in an Ancient Egyptian like setting-excellent series one of my favorites.

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Date Posted: 1/31/2009 11:39 AM ET
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This may be an obvious response, but the Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracey Hickman.  It features good and evil dragons.  Dragons seem to become less and less important in the rest of the series, which is odd considering the title "Dragonlance".  ;) 

If reading the saga, I'd recommend sticking with any of the books written by Weis as author or co-author.  That will get you the main story.  There are countless books written by numerous other authors, but those are merely supplemental reads, in my opinion.  The order would be:

The Chronicles Trilogy - Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning

The Legends Trilogy - TIme of the Twins, War of the Twins, Test of the Twins

The Second Generation

Dragons of Summer Flame (aka Chronicles Vol 4)

The War of Souls Trilogy - Dragons of a Fallen Sun, Dragons of a Lost Star, Dragons of a Vanished Moon

There is also a new second Chronicles trilogy that fills in some story gaps from the original trilogy, but I haven't read it yet, so am not sure where to put that in the reading order.  (And, yes, there are also other Dragonlance books written by Weis, but good as they are, those seem supplemental to me as well.)

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 1:50 PM ET
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I'm assuming you've already found Anne McCaffrey's Pern series...

James Owens Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica - the dragons aren't major characters, but they are intelligent and important to the storyline - starts with Here There Be Dragons - this is a trilogy so far but the last book hints that there might be more to come - dragons are good

If you like YA fantasy you might try Chris D'Lacey's series David Rain's Dragons (these are really well written) - starts with The Fire Within - 4 books so far, another one in the making - dragons are good

Donita K. Paul's series The Dragon Keeper Chronicles - 5 books in the series to date, I believe she plans to write more - MOST dragons are good

Christopher Paolini's Inheritance series - Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr - some dragons are good, some are bad

Bryan Davis has two related series - Dragons in Our Midst and Oracles of Fire - 4 or 5 books in each series - some dragons are good, some are bad - this series has a strong Christian theme

unfortunately other than the Pern books, which are fairly common at PBS (other than the newer ones), the others are newer books and have hefty wish lists

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 3:18 PM ET
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E.E.Knight's Age of Fire series

Janine Cross Dragon Temple Saga

 

Tielle St Clare &  Bianca D'Arc if you don't mind erotica.

 



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Date Posted: 1/31/2009 6:35 PM ET
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Irene Radford.   Alan Troop.  Robin McKinley.

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 6:46 PM ET
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The Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson
Dragoncharm by Graham Edwards
Spellsinger by Alan Dean Foster

 

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 9:56 PM ET
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Robin McKinley's Dragonhaven was really great - a very different take on the whole dragon thing, and very well written IMO.  Definitely worth checking out as one-off (and she's one of my favorite authors - she also wrote the Hero and the Crown which involves dragons but not as good guys, and a lot of other great books).

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 3:19 AM ET
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Patricia Brigg's Dragon Blood and Dragon Bones.

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 4:43 PM ET
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Great, thank you guys so much!!! Some of these I've read but others I haven't  so  I will be  looking them up ! 

Date Posted: 2/9/2009 1:45 PM ET
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You can try

Marjorie B Kellogg - Dragon Quartet

There are four books in this series.  The Book of Earth, The Book of Water, The Book of Fire, and The Book of Air

 

I also second the recommendation for

The Chronicles Trilogy - Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning

Date Posted: 2/9/2009 4:16 PM ET
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There's a new author whose book just came out in January and that book's description says includes dragons - DRAGON IN CHAINS BY DANIEL FOX  I haven't read it yet, but it looks interesting.

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 3:58 AM ET
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I just found a copy of A Book Dragon by Donn Kushner at my library's sale rack.  Labeled YA here but labeled fantasy on the spine.  Looks cute.  History from a dragon (bookworm's) perspective.

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 10:58 AM ET
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On my bookshelf ...

Volume II of Kellogg's Dragon Quartet (which includes Book of Fire and Book of Air)

and

The Dragon Quintet, edited by Marvin Kaye. Five stories by Orson Scott Card, Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, ELizabeth Moon, and Michael Swanwick.

Wondering if there are sextets, septets, octets, and nonets? :-)

Date Posted: 2/13/2009 3:55 AM ET
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A Book Dragon by Donn Kushner - that was a cute YA novel with a very small dragon.

Subject: Dragon Books
Date Posted: 2/16/2009 6:19 PM ET
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Have you read the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik? One of my favorite fanatsy series about intelligent dragons in a historical context.

Date Posted: 2/16/2009 8:12 PM ET
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yep, i've read the temeraire series. it's what got me interested in this subject.