‘I am fire, I am death’


Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  The topic this week is:

‘Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X’


  1. The Hobbit by JRRTolkien – surely the most famous dragon (for me anyways!)
  2. Game of Thrones by JRRMartin – three dragons no less!
  3. The Copper Promise series by Jen Williams.  A most excellent series with dragons and wyverns
  4. The Dragon Engine by Andy Remic
  5. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
  6. Owl and the Japanese Circus – by Kristi Charish (a dragon shapeshifter)
  7. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (another dragon shapeshifter in this series)
  8. Harry Potter by J K Rowling – okay, dragons aren’t the main focus here but they are included!
  9. The Riftwar books by Raymond Feist
  10. Dragon Hunter by Marc Turner (I haven’t read this one yet – to be reviewed later this month but check out the great cover):

dragon hunters



26 Responses to “‘I am fire, I am death’”

  1. imyril

    Yay, dragons! I have to give a bid to Le Guin and Earthsea for Kalessin.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I wish I’d read Le Guin but I haven’t so couldn’t add it to my list. One day I will though!
      Lynn 😀

  2. readerbuzz

    Yes. Dragons! And a good title for your list!


    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – there was lots of scope for this week’s lists so it’s been interesting checking out everyone’s books.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Jazmin Jade

    Yes, yes to this list. I love dragons and they just don’t pop up enough for my liking. You should try the Forgotten War by Howard Sargent, there is a pretty cool dragon like aspect in that book.Great list!

  4. Lynn

    Great list! Owl and the Japanese Circus sounds very interesting! I’ll have to check it out!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It has a sort of Indiana Jones vibe with some very interesting supernatural characters.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Smaug from The Hobbit is like the daddy of all dragons 😀 I would also really like to read The Copper Promise series by Jen Williams.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes – the daddy dragon! You should definitely read The Copper Promise series – I think you would love it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Both The Dragon Engine and A Natural History of Dragons have been on my radar for quite a while: I guess it’s high time to breathe on the embers of those fires… 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      And two such completely different styles. I hope you enjoy them. I love A Natural History of Dragons, Lady Trent is such a great character. Dragon Engine is very dark but very entertaining. Definitely time to breathe on the embers methinks.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Jolien @ The Fictional Reader

    I love dragons! But I don’t read enough books with dragons anymore. Owl and the Japanese Circus sounds so interesting though, I’ve added that one to my to-read list. Amazing list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks. I actually only just scraped together ten books – I didn’t think I’d get there and the last one is a cheat because it’s a book waiting to be read. I need to read more dragon books and remedy this lack!
      Lynn 😀

  8. proxyfish

    Love love love dragons! Marc Turner’s sea dragons were brilliant – I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m really looking forward to it and the cover is absolutely fantastic!
      Lynn 😀

  9. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Trying to think os some others. Maybe Seraphina? 🙂 Oh! Rainwild Chronicles!!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, I’ll have to have a look at the Rainwild Chronicles – you can’t have too many dragon books!
      Lynn 😀

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    A Natural History of Dragons! I love this series so much, because it’s about dragons and also not about dragons – Isabella’s personal adventures are just as fun!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – she’s such a great character to follow and it’s been so varied and interesting so far that you never quite know what to expect.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Tammy

    Great topic! So many cool dragon books. I really need to read more books with dragons, seriously. But yay for including Harry Potter!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I kind of missing having a Harry Potter book to look forward to! We need another great series like that.
      Lynn 😀

  12. Anastasia

    Lovely list! Love your topic…okay I ❤ dragons…thus I love your topic 😀
    Other books with great dragons: Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini and Temeraire series by Naomi Novik 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I’ve heard about the Temeraire series – I will have to think about adding that one and I’ll go and have a look at the Paolini.
      Lynn 😀

  13. Danya @ Fine Print

    I just finished the second book in the Lady Trent/Natural History of Dragons series, and you’re right: it’s perfect for dragon fans! I would add Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton to this list – such a cool take on dragons. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve not heard of that one and I do like Jo Walton – will check it out.
      Thanks 😀

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