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Hello, I am Wyvern Rex. of Inheriwiki, an editor wherever of late the fire reptiles screeched. Given the choice, I would be a Ghost Dragon or a Astral Dragon.

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A few of my favorite dragons

  • The Dragon from Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett: It isn't often that PTerry lets large firebreathers intrude on his plot but he makes an exception here, providing his readers with the kind of sublime comedy that Discworld fans know and love.
  • Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin: These dragons are one of the few constants in a series where keeping track has become nearly impossible (She's dead! No, she's alive! Where's Jon Snow? There! No, that's a minor member of House Arryn, he over there... He shouldn't be there, that's beyond the wall!). They also provide a rare example of dragons being brought back from the dead.
  • Ramoth from Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey: The hatching of Ramoth during the novella "Dragonrider" (I originally read the book in its separate components) is one of my personal favorite dragon hatchings with its skillful mixture of fear and awe.
  • Rhuagh from Magician by Raymond E. Feist: While this is only a brief appearance, Rhuagh manages to influence the fate of the world by an act of kindness to a lost human.
  • Saphira from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini: Yes, she's rather vain. Yes, I know that her main job is the thankless task of ferrying Eragon around. From the moment she hatched, I was a fan. I know that Thorn is ridden by Murtagh, that Shruikan is larger and that Glaedr is wiser. Saphira is the closest to an "everydragon," if such a thing even makes sense.
  • Smaug from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien: While Smaug doesn't appear until The Hobbit is reaching its conclusion, his presence is one of the most notable aspects of the book. There is scarcely a page where the impending confrontation with Smaug isn't felt.
  • Torcher from Dragonology by Dugald Steer: The newly hatched Torcher seemed to spend most of his time in the series unleashing numerous varieties of havoc. In short, a superlative example of a dragon chick.
  • Yevaud from A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin: While perhaps not particularly important to the main plot, the appearance of Yevaud gives the reader a chance to see Ged the Wizard at his finest. Yevaud's appearance also proves rather nostalgic, as one of the first fantasy stories I read (and I am sure that this is also true for many of Le Guin's other fans) was "The Rule of Names," though I decline to reveal any spoilers.