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Dragon poll

Poll #1769539 Dragon poll

Who is your favourite dragon from fantasy literature?

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



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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?
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.
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.
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. :-)
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)
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!
Aug. 15th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
Ruth won it for me, although the McCaffrey ones seem to be missing.
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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