Jess On The Web:
[Those marked with * are my personal favourites.
* 1. Dragons, A Natural History
He's an expert on dracontology - enough said. A real wealth of information here. One of the best.
* 2. The Flight of Dragons
Highly recommended book, first published in 1979. The physics of flight,
details of dragon evolution and specific techniques of
* 4. The Book of the Dragon
A lavish book of illustrations by the Spanish artist. The scenes are accompanied with text explaining the dragon's legends.
* 5. Here There Be Dragons
A wonderful collection of published stories and poems by Jane Yolen, combined with realistic pencil illustrations. It's one of those books that is irresistable if you see it on a shelf or at a bookstore (or on Amazon).
* 6. Pern Series
I have to put the asterisk because EVERYONE recommends this series.
One of the most recommended & famous fantasy books of all time. Readers are pulled into the world of Pern, and the series has captivated the imagination of booklovers worldwide.
7. The Last Dragonlord
* 8. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
Fun and unique fantasy plots. Princess Cimoreen of Linderwall uses her quick wit and courage to deal, search and save the mostly kind dragons.
9. Dragonlance Chronicles
* 10. The Pit Dragon Trilogy
A wonderful and captivating series written with vivid descriptions and emotion revolving around 15-year old bonder Jakkin Stewart and the dragons on planet Austar.
* 11. Dragon's Bait
A relatively short book compared to others, but the plot is still exciting and humorous. The cool dragon, Selendrile, that can take the form of a human is unforgettable. One of my personal most favourite of all books!
12. Dragonsbane, Dragonshadow
13. Dragon Chronicles
14. The Ultimate Dragon
* 15. The Hobbit
16. The Girl Who Heard Dragons
17. The Dragon Prince
18. Dragon Steel
* 19. The Discovery of Dragons
Full of escapades and gripping encounters with dragons around the world. The huge full-color paintings of dragons, maps, and drawings are delightful as well.
20. The Dragon Chronicles
A wizard's journal on the existence of dragons. Authenticity is complete with an old weathered-looking cover and paper made to look like parchment.
21. Paint Your Dragon
* 23. Dragonology
Here's a very attractive encyclopaedia!
24. The Realm of The Gods
25. The Dragon Nimbus trilogy
* 26. Dragons: The Greatest Stories (Hardcover)
Features a spectrum of stories from Ray Bradbury, Anne McCaffrey, Mickey Zucker Reichert, etc.
27. Secret of the Dragon's Eye: Book One (Paperback)
28. Secret of the Dragon's Breath: Book Two (Paperback)
* 29. Draconomicon
Released in 2003, this book is an intensive focus on the dragons of the D&D world. There are statistics on dragons of every type and of every age. Luscious graphics throughout.
* 30. A Song of Ice and Fire
George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire.
31. Society On Da Run (11/11/11)
Includes various stories about people during the Dragon's War, including a guide to the dragons of the Draconizica Empire (with their history, traits, weaponry, ships, government and more); a song guide to singing in the Dragon Language; poem-songs by the Dragon Gods; and hidden information at the end of the book!
32. The Dragon of Mith
The Dragon Mith is a novel for children. This book has its villains, wicked deeds and nail-biting moments, but at heart it's a tale in which gentleness, understanding and good manners triumph. The book was first published in Australia in 1989 and was awarded second prize (an honour listing) in the Australian Children's Book of the Year Awards - Younger Readers.
Fantasy Illustration Books
These aren't fully on dragons, but are all good.
1. Drawing and Painting Fantasy Figures:
2. Fantasy Workshop: A Practical Guide
3. Anatomy for Fantasy Artists: An Illustrator's Guide to Creating
Action Figures and Fantastical Forms