The first blog post I did was Book Recommendation – Assassins and I thought now is the time for another Book Recommendation post. This time I chose Dragons as the theme, since they are my favourite mythical creatures. No matter if they’re animals, thinking beings, good or bad, I love them!
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
It would be wrong to not kick off this post with the Dragaonlance Chronicles. The trilogy is seen as somewhat of a classic in the fantasy genre and if I remember right it’s inspired by D&D. If you are like me and love high fantasy, this will be straight up your alley.
The story follows a company of eight – a half-elf, a dwarf, a kender, a wizard and four humans – and how they are thrown into a fight they didn’t ask for. Despite their differences they travel across Krynn, trying to stay alive, while humans and gods fight for power.
The Hobbit : or there and back again by J.R.R. Tolkien
Another classic with a dragon, I think most have read it already, but if you haven’t, do it! The Hobbit is a great introduction to the world of Tolkien and the book of his I’ve read most. It isn’t as complex as LOTR but as beautiful. The movies didn’t make it justice.
It’s been a few years since I read it last, so I should pick it up again. I’d like to reread every book on my shelves, maybe that should be my next year reading goal? I’d fail miserably. I own more books than I’d be able to read in a year. I’ve been thinking about counting them or doing a bookshelf tour. Maybe both…