Fire-breathing Fiction

11 teen books featuring dragons

Dragons are deeply embedded in our myths and stories--as fierce guardians and enemies or as weapons or helpers that can only be tamed by a select few. These mythical beasts continue to enthrall us, even today, as the dozens (if not hundreds or thousands) of dragons in literature prove. Here are some of our favourite stories featuring these fearsome beasts.

Dragon Keeper cover

2. Dragon Keeper

Robin Hobb
Voices of Dragons cover

3. Voices of Dragons

Carrie Vaughn
Pillage cover

4. Pillage

Obert Skye

5. A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K Le Guin

6. Dragonsbane

Barbara Hambly
Wyrmeweald cover

7. Wyrmeweald: Returner's Wealth

Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

8. Dragonflight

Anne McCaffrey

9. Seraphina

Rachel Hartman
The Fire Within cover

10. The Fire Within

Chris d'Lacey
Eragon cover

11. Eragon

Christopher Paolini

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust