Top Ten Tuesday: Dragon Characters

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Character Freebie (any topic you want that deals with book characters!). At first, I wasn’t sure what to focus on with this, but then I thought I’d make it fun and share my favorite “dragon” characters from books.

Saphira from The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini: Saphira is basically the queen of dragons in my opinion. She’s the reason I love dragons as much as I do. Her sass is honestly the best thing to come from this series.

Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell: I love both movie and book Toothless because they are just so different. Book Toothless is small and sassy and demands fish or jokes to do anything and honestly: same.

Eustace Clarence Scrubbs from Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis: I didn’t always like Eustace because he acts like a brat, but I love his story arc (almost as much as I love Edmund’s). He goes from being this stuck-up, know-it-all brat to having a life-changing moment because he was turned into a dragon and rescued my Aslan. Seriously, my heart cannot take it.

Falkor from The Neverending Story by Michael Ende: I don’t remember a whole lot of The Neverending Story because it’s been buried by so many other books, but I know Falkor was my favorite part of it. I love that he’s not the typical fantasy dragon, but a luck dragon.

The dragonets from Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland: I pretty much love all the dragonets in Sutherland’s series, whether they were the original dragonets of destiny or the ones that come after. They are all so great and have distinct personalities.

Festus from Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan: He may not be a “real” dragon, but I think Festus counts. I mean, Leo created him and he’s helped the demigod gang out of more than one scrape. Who doesn’t want to ride a mechanical dragon?

Regidor from the DragonKeeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul: It’s been ages since I read a book by Donita K. Paul, but I love her dragons! Mainly because she has so many different types of dragons. But the meech dragons are the best, and Regidor is my favorite. He is so dramatic.

Fyrian from The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill: I have mixed feelings about The Girl Who Drank the Moon, but I loved Fyrian. He is such a precious little dragon thing and he comes so far. *sniffles*

Kozu and Shadow from The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli: The Last Namsara blew me away because of the dragon mythology, and Kozu and Shadow play a huge part in helping Asha realize who she is. I can’t say more without spoiling the book, but it wrecks me every time I read it.

Smaug from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: This list would be incomplete without the best dragon of fantasy. Although Smaug may be a villain, he’s still a noteworthy character. He’s clever and greedy and he just really needs people to leave him in peace to sleep away his grumpiness, okay?

Who are your favorite dragon-ish characters from books? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Dragon Characters

  1. Great take on today’s prompt and such a fun list! I need to read more books with dragons ๐Ÿ™‚ But I read one recently (The Written by Ben Galley) and my fave part of the whole story were the talking dragons and their world. Amazing!

    My TTT post

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      • You know, there are a lot more tiny dragons than I initially remembered. Fyrian (for most of the book), Toothless, the fire lizards from the Pern novels, the swamp dragons in Guards! Guards!… I need a shoulder dragon.

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      • Donita K. Paul’s DragonKeeper books have all sorts of “tiny dragons” and they have different abilities/skills as well. (I can’t remember all of them. I know there are healing ones and others that sing or raise people’s spirits or something. I need to reread those books.) But they are adorable and I’ve always wanted one since I read that series.


  2. I’m not much for dragon books, but I am looking for one to read for a reading challenge, so thanks for the list! I do love movie Toothless. He’s a great character and the films are just so good ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe I’ll give the book a try. I’ve heard from other sources as well that it’s different from the movies but still a good read. Fun twist on the topic!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


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    • The books are widely different than the movies (similar characters, vikings and dragons concept), but I think both are good in their own way. I do prefer the movies, but I also saw the movies first so…

      Definitely worth a try, though!


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