The Book of Dragons

The Book of Dragons

Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Kate Elliott, Ken Liu, Todd McCaffrey, Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, and other modern masters of fantasy and science fiction put their unique spin on the greatest of mythical beasts — the dragon — in never-before-seen works written exclusively for this fantasy anthology compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan and with art by Rovina Cai!

Here there be dragons . . .

From China to Europe, Africa to North America, dragons have long captured our imagination in myth and legend. Whether they are rampaging beasts awaiting a brave hero to slay or benevolent sages who have much to teach humanity, dragons are intrinsically connected to stories of creation, adventure, and struggle beloved for generations.

Bringing together nearly thirty stories and poems from some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers working today — Garth Nix, Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Ann Leckie & Rachel Swirsky, Daniel Abraham, Peter S. Beagle, Beth Cato, Zen Cho, C. S. E. Cooney, Aliette de Bodard, Kate Elliott, Theodora Goss, Ellen Klages, Ken Liu, Patricia A McKillip, K.J. Parker, Kelly Robson, Michael Swanwick, Jo Walton, Elle Katharine White, Jane Yolen, Kelly Barnhill, Brooke Bolander, Sarah Gailey, and J.Y. Yang — and illustrated by award-nominated artist Rovina Cai with black-and-white line drawings specific to each entry throughout, this extraordinary collection vividly breathes fire and life into one of our most captivating and feared magical creatures as never before and is sure to become a treasured keepsake for fans of fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tales.

Title:The Book of Dragons
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062877161
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    The Book of Dragons Reviews

  • Sahitya

    There were actually two reasons I added this anthology to my tbr - the first being obviously dragons, I’m obsessed with these fantasy creatures and reading so many stories featuring them was excitin...

  • Mike

    I love short story anthologies. I’m hardly one to shy away from big, sprawling epics, but it’s great having things that can be started and finished over breakfast. I love getting bite-sized storie...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)

    Illustrated!! I love anthologies, and tend to get them in hardcover (I rarely buy HC) so that if one day I meet any of the amazing authors I can get them to sign it. Only got 7 anthologies in HC and 0...

  • Hillary

    You just live your life and then a bomb gets dropped and it’s this anthology. I still can’t believe this is happening and I’m excited 🤯...

  • Caidyn (NO LONGER ACTIVE; he/him/his)

    I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!3.3/5Overall, a pretty average collection. I felt as if there were more meh ones than ones I loved. There was also a lot of poetry ...

  • Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)

    When your favourite BØÏ Mark recs you something personally, how can you not read it?! ♥♥♥(Also D R A G O N S 😂)...

  • Sydney

    *3.5 stars*⁣"The Book of Dragons" is an anthology of stories and poems from so many wonderful authors. Each author took the topic of dragons and made it their own, with varied descriptions, themes, ...

  • Mora

    "nearly thirty stories and poems" about dragons "and illustrated" with dragons omg guys this is everything I always knew I neededand the lineup of authors?? excellentthis is going to be so good I'm SO...

  • Blodeuedd Finland

    As all anthologies, there are bad ones, there are good ones, there are meh ones. Sadly most fell in the meh or bad ones. Some stories just felt like the began and ended and was a part of something big...

  • The Nerd Daily

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Anuska GWhether it’s imagining yourself charging into battle astride a mighty beast or daydreaming about flying through the clouds on the back of a...