By Dean R. Koontz
DB 35893, BR 9169, Available on BARD
Detectives Harry Lyon and Connie Gulliver, who are on a mission to fight corruption, encounter a respectable-looking man who enters a diner and suddenly peppers the room with bullets. While investigating, Harry is approached by a strange man who predicts Harry and others will be dead by dawn. Harry begins to wonder if he is dealing with a case of possession. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1993
Dragon Teeth: A Novel
By Michael Crichton
DB 88345, BR 21901, Available on BARD
In 1876, Yale student William Johnson joins the latest expedition of paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh to win a bet. He is soon drawn into the Bone Wars between Marsh and his nemesis, Edward Drinker Cope. While carting back a find, William ends up fighting challenges of the Old West. Violence. Bestseller. 2017.
By Anne McCaffrey
DB 12520, Available on BARD
The Oldtimers, who agreed to move forward in time to save the planet Pern from destruction, dislike the age in which they now live. While they breed anger and dissent, a bold dragon rider seeks a way to protect his beloved planet from outside danger and destruction from within. For high school and adult readers. 1971
By Jane Yolen
DB 22372, BR 10937, Available on BARD
Jakkin Stewart steals a hatchling dragon and trains it secretly in the desert. If Heart's Blood, the young dragon, can win in the gaming pits, his young owner can buy his freedom and win the love of a mysterious girl. Jakkin can't even think of what will happen if his dragon loses. First book of the Pit Dragon trilogy. For junior and senior high and older readers. 1982
By Barbara Hambly
DB 26667, Available on BARD
When the fearful dragon, Morkeleb, attacks Ylferdun, Prince Gareth seeks the only living dragonsbane, John Aversin, to ask for help. Instead of a dashing, heroic figure, he finds an unpretentious farmer whose only dragon kill was reluctantly done through necessity. John is persuaded to go with Gareth, and takes along Jenny, a half-taught sorceress. And it is Jenny who finally faces the dragon. For junior and senior high readers.
By Barbara Hambly
DB 50394, Available on BARD
Although Jenny Waynest returned to human form and married Lord John Aversin at the end of Dragonsbane (DB 26667), she retained some magical powers. Those abilities prove useful when dragons begin stalking the homeland--first an illusionary dragon, then a real one. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 1999.
Eddie's Blue-Winged Dragon
By C. S. Adler
DB 32956, BR 8463, Available on BARD
Eleven-year-old Eddie, a tough, gutsy kid with cerebral palsy, has a burning desire to get even, just once, with Darrin, the bully who makes his life so miserable at school, and with Miss Clark, an unfair teacher who claims she can't understand his sometimes garbled speech. When Eddie buys a glass dragon as a birthday gift for his sister Mina, reality and fantasy blend as the dragon turns into a living weapon of revenge. For grades 5-8. 1988
By Christopher Paolini
DB 57232, DB 61002 (Spanish), BR 21177, Available on BARD
Fifteen-year-old Eragon bonds with the baby dragon, Saphira, that hatches from a mysterious blue stone. They train in magic and martial arts and, refusing to serve the evil king, sally forth to encounter warriors, dwarves, and others battling the empire. Some violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2003.
Flight of the Dragon Kyn
By Susan Fletcher
DB 42628, Available on BARD
The king directs Kara to use her power to call down dragons. When Kara summons a friendly dragon, she watches in horror as the king's archers slay it. Kara flees to join a "kyn" of dragons and help them take refuge from human predators. For grades 5-8. 1993