Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Dragons

 
 
I'm all excited for this week's topic of dragon book covers because it came at kind of a perfect time. One of my favorite series (Steel & Stone by Annette Marie) just released the cover for the final book, and it just so happens to have a dragon on it! It also sounds like it's going to have lots of dragon-y goodness (well, some of the characters are kind of part-dragon, but they also have dragon pets), so I've got dragons on the brain.

At least dragons are pretty :-)
 

 

Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. This week’s topic is:

Books Covers featuring Dragons

 
Unleash the Storm by Annette Marie | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
On the Accidental Wings for Dragons by Julie Wetzel | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
The Lost Dragon by Andrew P. Mayer | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
Dragonvein by Brian D. Anderson | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
Stalked by Flames by Susan Illene | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
Southwind Knights by B.E. Priest | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
Firebolt by Adrienne Woods | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
Dragon Friend by Marc Secchia | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
Core by Teshelle Combs | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

Core by Teshelle Combs

 
Core by Teshelle Combs | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

It doesn’t have any actual dragons on it, only dragon scales, but I love how it’s simplistic yet still striking and enticing. This is the only one on the list I’ve read so far, but I really liked it!

 

The Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik

 
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
Black Powder War by Naomi Novik | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

I love the simplicity of the dragons on the plain backgrounds. And those dragons look fierce!

 

Dragon Friend by Marc Secchia

 
Dragon Friend by Marc Secchia | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

Awesome graphics.

 

The Dragonian Series by Adrienne Woods

 
Firebolt by Adrienne Woods | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
Thunderlight by Adrienne Woods | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

I love the style of cover art on the first book, but I also love the little dragon baby on Book 2! HOW ADORABLE!

Southwind Knights by B.E. Priest

 
Southwind Knights by B.E. Priest | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

I like this one because it shows that a cover can be simple and different but still good.

 

Stalked by Flames by Susan Illene

 
Stalked by Flames by Susan Illene | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

That is one scary dragon and one tough chick.

 

The Dragonvein Series by Brian D. Anderson

 
Dragonvein Book 1 by Brian D. Anderson | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
Dragonvein Book 2 by Brian D. Anderson | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

The first cover is all mysterious and awesome, but, look! It’s another little baby dragon on Book 2!

 

The Lost Dragon by Andrew P. Mayer

 
The Lost Dragon by Andrew P. Mayer | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

Love the glowing, pink, smoke-like, Asian dragon. *P.S. The first ebook in the series might still be free!*

 

The Dragons of Eternity Series by Julie Wetzel

 
In the Accidental Wings of Dragons by Julie Wetzel | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
For the Memory of Dragons by Julie Wetzel | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
For the Heart of Dragons by Julie Wetzel | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

Awesome graphics plus nice use of font.

 

My Favorite:
Unleash the Storm by Annette Marie

 
Unleash the Storm by Annette Marie | books, reading, book covers, cover love, dragons
 

I may be a little biased with my favorite since I love the whole series it’s part of, but it’s definitely a badass cover.

 
 
 

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  1. Greg

    Unleash the Storm is nice, I like how the dragon in the background is perching on a building. Great cover! And I like Dragonvein too. That one looks kinda mysterious.

    The Core is a nice one too, it’s understated with just the scales and you only catch a glimpse, makes me wonder what it’s about! I need to read more contemporary fantasy w/ dragons…

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    1. Kristen Burns

      Dragonvein is probably my second favorite, after Unleash the Storm, since I also like that mysterious vibe. I’m actually about 50% through Core right now. I was pretty much expecting dragon shifters and underground fight clubs, but it turns out that’s not exactly what it is lol. Still really enjoying it though.

    1. Kristen Burns

      Haha, if anyone would like this topic, I imagine it would be someone with the word “dragon” in their blog name :-P I’ve started reading Core today, and I like it, but so far they’ve all been in human form, so nothing super dragon-y yet. “On the Accidental Wings of Dragons” is still free in ebook form though if you wanna grab it! Glad you like my choices!

  2. Lola

    I love covers with dragons on it although I haven’t read too many books myself with dragons or dragons on the cover. I recently got a dragon shapeshifter book for review, which sounds really good. Dragons always look so mighty and powerfull and it’s fun to see how they are displayed on a cover.

    All those covers you listed ehre are really awesome. I like the simplistic style of Core, but I think Unleash the Storm is my favourite of these. The dragon looks mighty and powerfull and the girl looks badass with how she seems to be walking towards it. On the Firebolt cover I like how female and dragon seem to be fighting side by side. I love talking about covers, so I really like this post!

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    1. Kristen Burns

      Ooh what dragon shifter book are you reviewing? I’ve never actually read a book about pure dragons, only shifters, since I imagine the pure ones would be more in high/epic fantasy, which I don’t really read. Just for the record though, the girl on Unleash the Storm IS badass :-P

      Thanks, book covers are the best!

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    1. Kristen Burns

      Yay, glad I could help someone find more book possibilities! I always end up adding more to my TBR when I do these cover memes. Historical isn’t usually my thing, but I’ll have to give those books another look since you’re the second person to have mentioned reading them.

  4. Silvara

    Of all of these, the only one I’ve heard of is His Majesty’s Dragon. And that’s because it’s on my TBR pile somewhere… *laughs* So many books to look up and add to my reading lists! Thanks for all the dragon books!

    I think my favorite dragon covers are Dragons of Autumn Twilight and Dragons of Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. The old cover versions from when I was a teenager, not the new ones. I also like most of the Dragonriders of Pern book covers, especially the ones with Menolly and her Firelizards. Again, the older versions not the new ones. (And don’t you just hate it when you love a book cover as is, and then it gets changed again and again so there’s like 6 different versions?? *lol*)

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    1. Kristen Burns

      Glad you found some new books to look up :-)

      That is the worst when you like a cover and then it changes! It’s even worse on with Amazon ebooks because the cover just automatically changes and you don’t even have a choice to keep the old one. And you’re right, those covers you mentioned are great—they’ve got some awesome-looking dragons!