Dragons are my favorite mythical creatures! I’ve read quite a few books with dragons and some comics, too.

1, Naomi Novik: Temeraire / His Majesty’s Dragon

”Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons, bred for size or speed. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future – and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.”

This series has many dragons, some valiant, others scheming. One of my favorite series.

2, Genevive Cogman: The Invisible Library

Irene must be at the top of her game or she’ll be off the case – permanently…

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.”

This world has both fae, representing chaos, and dragons representing order. Irene Winters is a Librarian trying to stay neutral between them.

3, Rachel Aaron: Nice Dragons Finish Last

This is the first book in the urban fantasy series and I haven’t yet read any of the others, but I have the second and third waiting in my Audible TBR. While the world, or at least the parts of Detroit we see, is pretty bleak, the writing style is full of humor.

”As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don’t cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn’t fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.

Now, sealed in human form and banished to the DFZ–a vertical metropolis built on the ruins of Old Detroit–Julius has one month to prove that he can be a ruthless dragon or kiss his true shape goodbye forever.”

4, X-Men comics

Kitty Pryde’s pet dragon Lockheed is actually an alien from another planet. But he’s very clearly a very spirited dragon even though he’s very small.

5, Anne McCaffrey: Harper Hall Trilogy

Yes, McCaffrey has the more adult Dragonriders of Pern series which is full of people riding dragons. However, I have more fond memories of this trilogy aimed at young readers. It’s set in the same world as the Pern series.

Young Menolly finds a net of tiny dragons and befriends them. She’s a gifted musician but her parents forbid her to play and sing.

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