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Jan. 22nd, 2014

01:07 pm - Because why not

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I’ve decided to give away an ARC of The Tropic of Serpents to one lucky respondent. To enter, all you have to do is name your favorite dragon, either in the comments or @swan_tower on Twitter. You have until I wake up tomorrow, so say roughly 11 a.m. PST.

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From:scribble_myname
Date:January 22nd, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Draco in Dragonheart
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From:dr_whom
Date:January 22nd, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm gonna go with Sheepstealer, though really that's probably because I like Nettles.
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From:chinders
Date:January 22nd, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
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My favorite dragon is the Pernese Fire Lizard. :)
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From:maladaptive
Date:January 22nd, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
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Probably Morkeleb from Dragonsbane, though admittedly I'm not sure if my "because he's the awesomest" feelings are primarily inspired by sexy Michael Whelan cover art.
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From:alessandriana
Date:January 23rd, 2014 12:39 am (UTC)
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Seconding fire lizards-- specifically Menolly's clutch. :)
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From:pathseeker42
Date:January 23rd, 2014 12:58 am (UTC)
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Maleficent.
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From:beccastareyes
Date:January 23rd, 2014 01:17 am (UTC)
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Oh, that's hard. But I have a fondness for Temeraire.
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From:trektone
Date:January 23rd, 2014 02:38 am (UTC)
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Puff
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From:wyld_dandelyon
Date:January 23rd, 2014 04:50 am (UTC)
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Oh, there's too many fascinating dragons in fiction--and in cover art. :-D And right there next to my comment is my favorite icon-dragon that Djinni drew for me.

But I'm going to go with the incomplete bead-and-wire full-size fire-lizard that I started long ago. She stole my heart and is waiting patiently for me to have oodles of time to finish her.
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From:pameladean
Date:January 23rd, 2014 05:00 am (UTC)
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To be honest, if very immodest, I'd have to say that my actual favorite dragon is my own one from the Secret Country books, Belaparthalion. Barring that, it would have to be Kalessin from Earthsea.

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From:elianarus
Date:January 23rd, 2014 06:57 am (UTC)
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Belaparthalion is a splendid dragon! ....though he didn't pull up when I tried to think of dragons... now if we'd been trying to think of favorite unicorns Chryse would have popped up at once. Perhaps he's filed oddly since I mostly encountered him in human form.

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From:swan_tower
Date:January 23rd, 2014 07:21 am (UTC)
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I blame pameladean for the fact that I can't sing "Good King Wenceslas" properly anymore. :-P
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From:pameladean
Date:January 23rd, 2014 05:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh no! I was actually trying to get rid of an earworm, but then things went crooked.

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From:elianarus
Date:January 23rd, 2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
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...and I for the entirely different resonances "The Minstrel Boy" now has...
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From:pameladean
Date:January 23rd, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
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Well, that's a good point. He's rather a stealth dragon.

I like Kazul from the Enchanted Forest books, too.

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From:ashnistrike
Date:January 23rd, 2014 05:25 am (UTC)
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Loiosh is very definitively not a dragon, so I'd have to go with Temeraire.
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From:eve_prime
Date:January 23rd, 2014 08:05 am (UTC)
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+ for Loiosh!
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From:xahra99
Date:January 23rd, 2014 06:48 am (UTC)
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So many! I'd have to go with Irian from the Earthsea story 'Dragonfly', because she's so awkward, so angry, so human, and so damn cool.
I want to be a dragon when I grow up. I'm 32.
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From:elianarus
Date:January 23rd, 2014 06:51 am (UTC)
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Selendra (from papersky's (Jo Walton's) Tooth and Claw). With an honorable mention for the Reluctant Dragon...

[Edited to add LJ user tag for Jo.]

Edited at 2014-01-23 05:19 pm (UTC)
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From:muse_books
Date:January 23rd, 2014 07:20 am (UTC)
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Ramoth the queen from Anne McCaffrey's 'Dragonflight'
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From:eve_prime
Date:January 23rd, 2014 08:04 am (UTC)
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Without giving it a lot of thought, I'm going to go with Deucalion from Dark Lord of Derkholm (Diana Wynne Jones).
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From:jeditrilobite
Date:January 23rd, 2014 04:03 pm (UTC)
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I've always been partial to the dragons in Merlin in the Dragons by Jane Yolan. Earliest stories I can remember: http://www.amazon.com/Merlin-Dragons-Picture-Puffins-Yolen/dp/0140558918
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:January 23rd, 2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
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My favourite would have to be Idris from Ivor the Engine.
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