Here at the Fellowship of the Fantasy we know how much you guys love dragons. In fact, Dragon's won our Mythical Beast Tournament.
Because of this, when we put out a call for mythical creatures stories, a lot of authors wanted to write dragons, but we flat out said we needed a variety rather than "ALL DRAGONS ALL THE TIME" so we allowed two authors who submitted to take dragons as their main beast and told the others to try and get creative ... a bunch of authors still sneaked in dragons as secondary characters, though.
Why do we love dragons so much? Is it that they can fly and breathe fire? Is it their love of riddles and shiny things? Who knows, but dragons are clearly near and dear to the readers and writers of the Fellowship.
One of our two Dragon story writers is Lea Doué, who penned the delightful tale Snapdragon. Unfortunately, you're going to have to wait for the anthology to go live to read the story, but here she told us a little bit about her particular brand of dragon...
Dragons. The ultimate fantastical creatures. But what if they weren't? What if dragons existed alongside people, as common as squirrels and wolves, snakes and birds? The characters in Snapdragon, a stand-alone story set in the world of The Firethorn Chronicles, encounter a variety of dragon species in their everyday lives. From tiny butterwing dragons who like to grub in gardens for insects, to walnut-sized honeysucklers who become a nuisance when their namesake vine is in bloom. Other well-known but less encountered dragons include giant black dragons who live near volcanic vents and vicious razor-tails, who are best avoided at all costs. In swamps and deserts, under the ocean and on the beach, anywhere you look, there be dragons.
Other stories that include dragons are:
The Very Last Dragon by Katy Huth Jones
An Adventurer's Heart by Nicole Zoltack
The Golden City Captives by Julie C. Gilbert
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