AtoZ 2017: I is for The Inheritance Cycle

I is for The Inheritance Cycle We’re about a third of the way done with the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, so let’s keep this dragon train going!  While I myself never read the Inheritance Cycle books written by Chistopher Paolini, I certainly recognize their position in the YA fandom. I just loved this image of Eragon and Saphira by…

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: E is for EverQuest

E is for EverQuest Up next in the April 2017 AtoZ Challenge, I thought I would keep it simple and focus on some amazing dragon artwork from the EverQuest fandom. EverQuest is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game (“MMORPG”), originally released in 1999 by Sony Online Entertainment.  It was “the second commercially viable MMORPG to be released … and the first…

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…