AtoZ 2017: T is for the Temeraire Saga

T is for the Temeraire Saga I know it’s called the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, but I’m going to finish my Dragons in Our Fandoms series at my own pace, and I hope you’ll indulge me!  I took a week off, but for this second week of May, let’s take a look at a series that was brand new…

AtoZ 2017: F is for Finding Dragons

F is for Finding Dragons Next in the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, join me as I indulge my own work for a moment, even though it’s not quite written yet, and talk about the dragons in my novel Finding Dragons. Since I’m focusing on the dragons in each of this month’s offerings, I’ll talk about the dragons…

AtoZ 2017: D is for Dragonriders of Pern

D is for Dragonriders of Pern Continuing the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, I’m going back to one of my absolute favorite series, and in all likelihood the reason I’m writing my own dragon novels: Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern. The Dragonriders of Pern is the title of the omnibus edition published in 1978 of the combined…

AtoZ 2017: C is for Conan the Barbarian

C is for Conan the Barbarian Next in the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, let’s look at dragons in the lore of Conan the Barbarian. Creating this post, after a friend suggested it for my “C” topic this year, was my first real exposure to any of the Conan the Barbarian media.  But the research was fascinating, and I’m excited to…

AtoZ 2017: B is for The Black Cauldron

B is for The Black Cauldron Next up in the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, let’s look at the dragons (called Gwythaints) in the 1985 Disney animated movie The Black Cauldron. From the Disney Wiki: “Gwythaints are minor villains in The Black Cauldron. They serve as the Horned Kings minions and dragons … [and are] based on wyverns, with…

AtoZ 2017: A is for Avatar: The Last Airbender

A is for Avatar: The Last Airbender To start off the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, let’s look at the dragons in the animated tv series Avatar: The Last Airbender. A description from the amazingly detailed Avatar Wiki about the show reads: Avatar: The Last Airbender, also known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang in PAL regions, is…