‘I am fire, I am death’

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It’s time once again to go Tough Travelling with Fantasy Faction,  On the first day of each month, with a pre arranged theme in mind, we will all come up with out own individual selection of books that take us travelling through the tropes of fantasy.  This month’s theme:

DRAGONS.

The Tough Guide advises that Dragons are ‘very large scaly beings with wings and long spiky tails, capable of breathing fire through their mouths. They can be almost any colour or combination of colours, though green, red and black are preferred. They are always very old. Most of them seem to have flown to Fantasyland aeons ago across the void. This migration was almost certainly to get away from our world, where people would insist that they were dangerous monsters that had to be exterminated. Dragons, as all Fantasyland knows, are no such thing.’ Or are they?

The quote: obviously I had to have Smaug – if Smaug wasn’t on this list then you might as well just call me a numpty and be done with it.  In fact, call me one anyway, but Smaug is on the list.  The end.

The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat #1) by Jen Williams.  I loved this book.  I loved this series.  Seriously, go and read these books.

My next series is all about the dragons.  Every sort of dragon, every species.  A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan. Such a good series:

Finally, I have to have A Game of Thrones – because, the mother of dragons:

a game of thrones

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

  1. Carmen

    All beautiful covers with dragons. 🙂

  2. sjhigbee

    Good one, Lynn – all great series! I haven’t yet finished Marie Brennan’s awesome series because I want to SAVOUR it a bit longer!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I also haven’t finished it yet – think I’ve read the first three and I own the next two – just need to make the time now.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yay for some love to the Lady Trent series!

    • @lynnsbooks

      so good – but a series that I now need to catch up with.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Nicola @ Thoughts on Fantasy

    I haven’t read The Copper Promise yet but I’ve heard good things and it’s on my list – also I love the cover!! (the one on the right hand side). Actually the Lady Trent covers are amazing too – that’s also a series I haven’t gotten to yet.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved The Copper Promise – it has such a great sense of fun. The Lady Trent books are really good, like an alternate Victorian world with dragons – and lots of restrictions on women that Lady Trent just ignores as she throws caution to the wind and follows her own ambitions to know about the dragons that populate her world.
      Lynn 😀

  5. mervih

    Great list! High-five for Smaug 🙂
    I haven’t yet read either Copper Promise or Brennan’s series but they both sound very interesting. And since Naomi Novike’s Temeraire series ended, I need some more dragons to read about.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Reading about dragons can be so good – I loved The Copper Promise series and I definitely want to read Temeraire as I’ve heard such good things.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    Got to love a dragon and I agree Smaug is a pre-requisite for any dragon list, and so he is of course on my list too 😀

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