The Book Of Dragon / Jonathan Strahan

Title / The Book of Dragon
Author / Various 
Editor / Jonathan Strahan
Published / 2020
Page no. / 576
Overall Rating / ★★

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The Book of Dragons is a short story collection edited by Jonathan Strahan. Dragons are at the centre of these stories and each author has put their own unique spin on this classic mythical beast. This collection is a mix of short stories and poems. I really enjoyed this short story collection – as with any collection there are stories that you enjoy more then others but I think Strahan has done a fantastic job at pulling all of these stories together. Dragons are such a staple of the fantasy genre so it was interesting to read all these different views of the mythical creature. I’m not going to review every story because there are quite a lot of them but I have rated each story.
  • What Heroism Tells Us / Jane Yolen
  • Matriculation / Ella Katherine White / ★★
  • Hikayat Sri Bujang or The Tale of the Naga Sage / Zen Cho / ★★
  • Yuli / Daniel Abraham / ★★
  • A Whisper of Blue / Ken Liu / ★★
  • Nidhog / Jo Walton
  • Where the River Turns to Concrete / Brooke Bolander / ★★
  • Habitat / K. J. Parker / ★★
  • Pox / Ellen Klages /
  • The Nine Curves River / R. F. Kuang / ★★
  • Lucky’s Dragon / Kelly Barnhill
  • I Make Myself a Dragon / Beth Cato
  • The Exile / JY Yang / ★★
  • Except on Saturdays / Peter S. Beagle /
  • La Vitesse / Kelly Robson /
  • A Final Knight to Her Love and Foe / Amal El-Mohtar
  • The Long Walk / Kate Elliott / ★★
  • Cut Me Another Quill, Mister Fitz / Garth Nix / ★★
  • Hoard / Seanan McGuire /
  • The Wyrm of Lirr / C. S. E. Cooney
  • The Last Hunt / Aliette de Bodard / ★★
  • We Continue / Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky / ★★
  • Small Bird’s Plea / Todd McCaffery /
  • The Dragons / Theodora Goss
  • Dragon Slayer / Michael Swanwick /
  • Camouflage / Patricia A. McKillip / ★★
  • We Don’t Talk About the Dragons / Sarah Gailey / ★★
  • Maybe Just Go Up There and Talk to It / Scott Lynch / ★★
  • A Nice Cuppa / Jane Yolen

 


This is a fantastic short story collection and I would definitely recommend checking it out. As a fantasy lover, dragons are one of my favourite fantastical creatures and I really enjoyed each author’s unique take on dragons. Have you guys read this book? I’d love to know what you thought. Let’s chat in the comments. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

 

Pippa

 

 

 


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