Best 16 Fantasy books with dragons to read

Best 19 Fantasy books with dragons to read

As a good fantasy reader, one of my daydream when I can’t sleep is riding a dragon through the hills of a Scottish forest. And as specific as that is, I know I’m not the only one (well, I hope not).In this article you will find the best fantasy books with dragons that will take over your life for weeks.

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Some are spicy and +18, others are suitable for all ages, it will be up to you to choose your lifelong dragon. These are the most popular dragon fantasy books of recent years, so give them a chance!

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19 Fantasy books with dragons

Books to read in 2024; Divine Rivals: A Novel

Divine Rivals: A Novel

A friendship between rival journalists, born between pen and magic. It quickly turns into a heartbeat of fear and excitement, because to be together they have to face every single barrier that prevents them from living freely.

Fantasy books with dragons: The Priory of the Orange Tree (The Roots of Chaos)

The Priory of the Orange Tree (The Roots of Chaos)

Four stories that intertwine in an intricate bite of adventure and magic. At the heart of it all is the fear and reverence of the dragons and their terrifying return.

Fourth Wing (The Empyrean 1)

The dragon fantasy book that rocked the literary world. Violet, a quiet and clever girl, is forced to become part of the Dragon Riders by her mother’s wishes, but that is not all. The kingdom is growing weaker by the day, and Violet wonders if there are darker secrets that she doesn’t know about.

Fear the Flames (The Fear the Flames series)

Fear the Flames (The Fear the Flames series)

Amid dragons and danger, five rivals must overcome every obstacle to save themselves and their kingdom.

When Women Were Dragons: A Novel

When Women Were Dragons: A Novel

A book about a reality just like ours, with the small difference of a strange event. The Mass Dragoning of 1955, the moment when many American women suddenly turned into large and powerful beings, dragons.

Temeraire (The Temeraire Series, Book 1)

What would have happened if there had been winged helpers in the Napoleonic Wars? If you want to know what would have happened if Brittany had been armed with ferocious dragons, this is the book for you.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess: A Fantasy Romance Novel (Celestial Kingdom, 1)

Daughter of the Moon Goddess (Celestial Kingdom, 1)

The legends of ancient Chinese mythology, mixed with magic and sacrifice, present us with the story of the daughter of the moon goddess. A brave girl who must face a new world when she sets foot in the Celestial Kingdom, a realm full of secrets and perhaps her Prince Charming.


Centuries ago, dragons lived in peace with humans. Until one day, humans betrayed them and banished them to a dying world. The dragons, now legends to humans, have not forgotten this injustice and seek revenge. When the thief Arcady frees the dragon Everen from his prison, the dragons begin to hope, while the danger for the humans grows.

Between Wrath and Mercy

Between Wrath and Mercy

Emmeline, a mother searching for her missing daughter, and Rainier, the prince trying to save his father, come together to save the kingdom. The two are not exactly strangers, in fact there is still the tension of a young love between them that has never faded. Will they be able to put aside their differences and make the ancient prophecy come true?

A Day of Fallen Night (The Roots of Chaos)

A Day of Fallen Night (The Roots of Chaos)

We return to the Priory of the Orange Tree universe and this time we follow four brave women, who between dormant dragons and the eruption of the Dreadmount must do everything in their power to save humankind.

Through Blood and Dragons (The Forged and The Fallen)

Cyran is forced to become a Dragonguard to save the two war-torn kingdoms. But he has to do it quickly and without having any previous experience. Will he be up to the challenge?

The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Saga)

The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Saga)

In these fantasy books with dragons, a century ago, in a Norse-inspired world, the dragons disappeared, and now only their white bones remain to give hope to the humans. With rumours of war looming, three brave adventurers must rise to any challenge fate throws their way to save the world from destruction.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, 1)

Throne of Glass by  Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass, 1)

As the chosen assassin, Celaena Sardothien must defeat twenty-three rivals to become the King’s Champion. Neither he nor the kingdom are of interest to her, the only thing she wants is his wing of protection to stay alive.

The Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Trade Paperback Boxed Set: Eragon; Eldest; Brisingr; Inheritance

The Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Trade Paperback Boxed Set: Eragon; Eldest; Brisingr; Inheritance

One of the most popular fantasy books with dragons. The series follows the adventures of Eragon, a young boy destined to become the greatest dragon rider of all time.

Fantasy Dragon books for children; Dragon Rider

Dragon Rider

There is certainly no shortage of fantasy books with dragons for children! In this book, your children will join Ben and his young dragon, Firedrake, on their quest to find a fantasy land where dragons live in peace and happiness. Would you like to join them?

Six Crimson Cranes

In the blood of Shiori’anma, the only princess of Kiata, flows a magic as powerful as it is ancient. She has always kept it under control, but on the day of her arranged marriage, an incident occurs that turns her life upside down. Now, with the help of a dragon, a bird and the boy she refused to marry, she must save her kingdom and everyone she loves.

These fantasy books with dragons are perfect for anyone who likes to get carried away by fantasy. Again, some are for adults, but most are YA. One of them is perfect for children aged 5 to 10.

Between dragon fantasy series and stand-alone books about dragons, this reading list has everything you need. I hope it will satisfy even the most avid readers!

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