I found Marie Brennan’s “Natural History of Dragons” series through your recs, and I’m also 3 books into the Temeraire series – both of them are super fun! Do you have any other favorite or recommended books with dragons? Do either of you have a favorite fantasy creature?
We’re so glad you asked!
Herewith an incomplete list of dragon books I’ve read. These are only the ones I definitely recommend (there are more, but not as good).
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. The first in a series, and the best one. (The second is fine too, but the third and fourth go into dumb tropes.)
The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune
Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton
Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series (my mom and I are both on book five!)
Jhereg by Steven Brust (can be read as a standalone or as the first in the series)
The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit (so cute!)
The Lotus War trilogy by Jay Kristoff. Starts with Stormdancer. Strong female protagonist in a Japan-like dystopian steampunk setting.
You should (re)read The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley.
Readers, what else ya got for Steph’s question?