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Dragon poll

Poll #1769539 Dragon poll

Who is your favourite dragon from fantasy literature?

Smaug, from The Hobbit
4(25.0%)
Glaurung, from The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin
1(6.2%)
Fafnir, from The Ring of the Nibelungen etc
0(0.0%)
Chrysophylax, from Farmer Giles of Ham
1(6.2%)
Orm-Embar, from The Farthest Shore
4(25.0%)
Icingdeath, from the Drizzt series
0(0.0%)
One of the Dragonlance dragons
0(0.0%)
Daenerys's dragons from A Song of Ice and Fire
2(12.5%)
One of the Eragon dragons
0(0.0%)
Temeraire, from the Temeraire series
0(0.0%)
Another dragon from another book (please explain in comment)
4(25.0%)

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inamac
Aug. 14th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
I'm very impressed by the dragons of Melnibone - from what little one sees of them in canon.

I don't suppose Eustace-as-dragon from Voyage of the Dawn Treader or Maleficent-as-dragon from Sleeping Beauty count?
lil_shepherd
Aug. 14th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
My favourtist dragons of all are those in The Tale of the Five by Diane Duane - specifically, those in the second book, The Door into Shadow and the one who becomes Segnbora's husband/second self. I mean, radiation-eating, space-travelling trans-dimensional very SF dragons in a fantasy novel. What's not to like?

Then there are Jo Walton's Trollopian dragons of Tooth and Claw and the appallingly ridiculous set of dragons in Gordon R Dickson's The Dragon and the George et seq.
firin
Aug. 14th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
Tempted to include F'nor's Canth as being, aside perhaps from Jaxom's Ruth, the McCaffery dragon with the most interesting personality.

But no, Orm-Embar won for being distinctly more dragony...and because I remember the anguish I felt at the point in the story when he was stripped of the power of speech.
ladyofastolat
Aug. 14th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
I must be in a tiny minority of fantasy readers, in that I really don't get the appeal of dragons. Give me a wolf any day. :-)
sally_maria
Aug. 14th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
Ramoth from Dragonflight, and the dragons of Pern in general.

(I'm also rather fond of Kilgarrah [see icon] but he's from a TV show not a book. ;-D)
jane_somebody
Aug. 25th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
My favourite of McCaffrey's dragons is Ruth (see reply to Marquis below) - but I am willing to admit to being biased in his favour!
the_marquis
Aug. 15th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
Ruth won it for me, although the McCaffrey ones seem to be missing.
jane_somebody
Aug. 25th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
I was a huge fan of Ruth as a child, though possibly I am biased :-)
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