Do you enjoy your fantasy (and sci-fi?) with some dragons? If so, you might want to check out the dragon-themed anthology The Dragon Chronicles. It’s also a good way to test the waters to see if you’re really interested in dragon-centric stories.
Personally, before reading this collection of stories I’d only ever encountered dragon in fantasy books where they were just kind of background players. Author Vincent Trigili is who pointed me in the direction of this book (he actually has a story in the collection, if you enjoy his work like The Enemy of an Enemy). What’s really interesting about this book is that it is not just focused on fantasy stories. There are actually some science fiction stories in it with dragons. Yeah, dragons in space, who would have thought it?
Here’s the rundown of the sci-fi and fantasy authors that you can find in this anthology:
- David Adams
- Alex Albrinck
- Daniel Arenson
- Elle Casey
- K.J. Colt
- Nina Croft
- Terah Edun
- Monica Enderle Pierce
- Chris Pourteau
- Vincent Trigili
- Kim Well
As you can see, there are some pretty big names who have contributed to this book. I definitely suggest checking it out – even if you’re not all that into dragon right now. Some of these stories just might surprise you. And I say that as someone who wasn’t really super interested in stories focused on dragons when I began this book.
With so many authors contributing, this is a pretty long read which is awesome. So it will definitely keep you busy for a few days (or longer if you don’t have tons of time to read like me).
Out of all the stories in the anthology, my favorite was definitely “Of Sand and Sunlight” by Daniel Arenson. He is a pretty popular name in the genre, but this was actually the first time that I’ve read anything by him. And it’s easy to see why he is so popular. His writing is infectious. I found myself thinking about his story days later and itching to read more of his work.
As a whole, this is a pretty solid collection. Often when authors put books together in a boxed set or anthology, you end up with a few poorly written duds or some that just don’t stand up to the awesomeness of the others. That was definitely not the case with this collection. It seems like whoever put it together really took their time to find some of the best writers in the genre – and it shows.
So, if you’re looking for a new read then I suggest giving this one a try. You can get it in paperback or Kindle version!