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Janet Lane Walters: Let There Be Dragons (Contest)
Monday, January 28th, 2019

Dragons are creatures of myth, Do you wish there were really dragons. Of course, in the early stories about dragons, they’re not the good guys. We read those old myths and learn dragons were evil creatures who gathered treasures they fiercely protected. In those tales, dragons also kidnapped and feasted on young women until a hero came into the picture and slew the dragon and rescued the maiden, often a princess. St. George slew the dragon, so it’s been said.
Where did these myths appear? There are fables about dragons on every continent. Asian dragons have no wings. Those from Europe and other places. Dragons can breathe fire. Many can fly. They can be found inland or flying over the oceans. Dragons hoard treasure.

Years ago, I found a coffee table book called Dragonology by Ernest Drake.

I used this book when designing dragons for my stories. There are many stories about dragons these days. I’ve read many of them. My favorite being Anne McCaffrey’s Dragons of Pern. Naomi Novak used the Regency period for her dragon stories. Mercedes Lackey also has a series featuring dragons. There are many more.

On the shelf above my computer are about forty dragons. All manner of dragons. Ones from cloth, glass, metal and plastic. Every year I receive a new dragon ornament for my Christmas tree. I finally delved into writing about dragons. The first is a novella where a snooty princess is turned into an amber dragon. This story is found in a series of novellas in The Amber Chronicles. The second and third are part of a series about the island of Fyre. The Dragons of Fyre and the third is still under construction hopefully for release in March—The Children of Fyre.

Question. What are your favorite dragon authors and books? Let me know and I’ll enter you in a contest to receive a print copy of one of my books about using dragons as characters. You’ll have to let me know your email address so I can contact you.



5 comments to “Janet Lane Walters: Let There Be Dragons (Contest)”

  1. Janet
    · January 28th, 2019 at 1:12 pm · Link

    Thanks for having me

  2. Helen Henderson
    · January 28th, 2019 at 5:32 pm · Link

    I’d love to read your take on dragons. As to my favorite dragon series it is the Dragon Riders of Pern. As to my favorite dragon, it is Llewlyn and I have to disclose he is from the Dragshi Chronicles (a series I wrote.) I have to say it is Honored Old One Llewlyn or he he’ll get angry, and you don’t want to make a dragon angry.

  3. Janet
    · January 28th, 2019 at 6:04 pm · Link

    Thanks for dropping by. I’m also love the Pern series. My dragons communicate telepathically with their riders.

  4. Debra Guyette
    · January 29th, 2019 at 5:58 am · Link

    I have Dragonology. I like Eragon and The White Dragon

  5. Janet
    · January 29th, 2019 at 8:50 am · Link

    Forgot about Eregon. Thanks for stopping by

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