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20 Enchanting Books Like “Wings of Fire” For Fantasy Lovers

Embark on New Adventures With These Spellbinding Books Similar to "Wings of Fire"
by The Blinkist Team | Apr 26 2024

20 Magical Books Like Wings of Fire for Dragon Enthusiasts

“Wings of Fire” by Tui T. Sutherland is an amazing book that takes readers to the world of Pyrrhia, where dragon tribes are in constant competition for power, while being surrounded by mysterious prophecies and gripping quests. The book has a unique storytelling style, rich lore, and diverse characters, which have captured the hearts of young readers and fantasy enthusiasts alike.

If you are a fan of “Wings of Fire” and are looking for your next adventure through realms of magic, mystery, and dragons, then you have come to the right place. Here are 20 books that will take you on a journey to new lands filled with wonder, danger, and the timeless spirit of dragon lore.

Top 20 best books to read if you liked “Wings of Fire” by Tui T. Sutherland


1. “Dragon Rider” by Cornelia Funke

Firedrake, a silver dragon, embarks on a quest to find the mythical dragon haven with a cast of memorable companions.

  • Adventure across vast, magical landscapes.
  • A tale of friendship and courage.
  • Mythical creatures and a quest for a safe haven.


2. “The Inheritance Cycle” by Christopher Paolini

Starting with “Eragon,” this series unveils the journey of a boy and his dragon as they challenge an evil empire.

  • Expansive world-building and dragon lore.
  • Epic battles and a hero’s journey.
  • Mystical powers and ancient prophecies.


3. “The Dragonet Prophecy” (Series) by Tui T. Sutherland

Yes, it’s the first in the “Wings of Fire” series, but it’s a reminder to explore or re-explore the series’ beginnings and understand its core themes.

  • Prophecies involving dragonets destined to end a war.
  • Intricate political intrigue among dragon tribes.
  • Themes of destiny, friendship, and courage.


4. “How to Train Your Dragon” by Cressida Cowell

Hiccup’s humorous and thrilling exploits in becoming a Viking hero the hard way, alongside his dragon, Toothless.

  • A humorous take on dragon lore.
  • Themes of friendship and unconventional heroism.
  • Viking adventures and dragon training.


5. “Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman

In a world where dragons can fold into human shape, Seraphina, half-dragon, half-human, uncovers a conspiracy.

  • Complex dragon-human relations.
  • A protagonist grappling with identity.
  • A richly detailed fantasy world.


6. “The Last Namsara” by Kristen Ciccarelli

Asha, a fierce dragon slayer, confronts her society’s myths and faces the truths of her past, together with dragons.

  • Myths and legends driving the narrative.
  • A strong, complex heroine.
  • Dragons as central, fearsome creatures.


7. “Dragon Keeper” (Rain Wild Chronicles) by Robin Hobb

Thymara and a band of misfits are tasked with caring for sickly dragons, leading them to their ancient homeland.

  • Journey of survival and discovery.
  • Bonding with dragons.
  • Exploration of a rich, high fantasy world.


8. “Dragons of Autumn Twilight” (Dragonlance Chronicles) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Heroes band together, including noble dragons, to fight a newly risen evil in the world of Krynn.

  • Classic high fantasy elements.
  • A diverse cast of characters and dragons.
  • The battle between good and evil.


9. “Dragonflight” by Anne McCaffrey

On the planet Pern, humans and dragons unite to fight a deadly spore from the sky, rediscovering ancient traditions.

  • Dragons bonding with humans to battle a common foe.
  • Rediscovery of lost knowledge.
  • A strong female protagonist.


10. “A Natural History of Dragons” by Marie Brennan

Isabella, Lady Trent, relays her adventurous pursuit of studying dragons in a world reminiscent of the Victorian era.

  • A mix of fantasy and scientific exploration.
  • Memoir-style storytelling.
  • Adventurous journeys centered around dragons.


11. “The Dragonriders of Pern” by Anne McCaffrey

Another entry by Anne McCaffrey, this series further explores the symbiotic relationship between dragons and their riders against the backdrop of the planet Pern.

  • Deeply developed dragon-rider bonds.
  • An epic saga spanning generations.
  • The interplay of science fiction and fantasy.


12. “Dealing with Dragons” by Patricia C. Wrede

Princess Cimorene befriends dragons and challenges fairy-tale stereotypes in this witty and adventurous tale.

  • A satirical take on fairy tales.
  • Strong, independent female lead.
  • Dragons depicted as intelligent, civilized beings.


13. “Eon” by Alison Goodman

Eon hopes to become a Dragoneye apprentice, wielding power alongside one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.

  • Complex dragon mythology.
  • Intricate blend of magic and politics.
  • A protagonist with a secret identity.


14. “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins’ journey with dwarves and the wizard Gandalf to reclaim a treasure guarded by the dragon Smaug.

  • A seminal work in fantasy literature.
  • A grand adventure with dragons and treasure.
  • Themes of bravery and the quest for home


15. “Dragon Pearl” by Yoon Ha Lee

Min, a fox spirit, embarks on a space opera adventure to find her brother and a mythical artifact: the Dragon Pearl.

  • A fusion of Korean mythology and space opera.
  • Themes of family loyalty and identity.
  • Magic and technology intertwined.


16. “The Tea Dragon Society” by Katie O’Neill

A graphic novel exploring the lives of small dragons who grow tea leaves, fostering friendships and memory keeping.

  • Whimsical, heartwarming storytelling.
  • The intersection of daily life and magical elements.
  • Beautiful, detailed illustrations.


17. “Firelight” by Sophie Jordan

Jacinda is a draki, a descendant of dragons who can transform into human form, struggling between her draki identity and love.

  • A blend of fantasy romance and dragons.
  • Themes of identity and belonging.
  • Tension between two worlds.


18. “Talon” by Julie Kagawa

A secret society of dragons trains Ember to infiltrate human society, leading to conflicts of loyalty and love.

  • Dragons hiding among humans.
  • Themes of duty versus desire.
  • A modern take on dragon mythology.


19. “His Majesty’s Dragon” (Temeraire Series) by Naomi Novik

In an alternate version of the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Laurence forms an unbreakable bond with the dragon Temeraire.

  • Historical fantasy with dragon aerial corps.
  • Deeply developed character relationships.
  • Military and dragon lore combined.


20. “The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart” by Stephanie Burgis

Aventurine, a young dragon transformed into a human girl, discovers her passion for chocolate and a new way of life.

  • A unique blend of magical transformation and culinary adventure.
  • Themes of discovering one’s true passion.
  • A heartwarming tale of friendship and growth.

In conclusion, for those who have been bewitched by the world of “Wings of Fire” and its dragon-centric tales, these 20 recommendations offer a treasure chest of novels where dragons soar and fantasies come to life.

Whether you crave more traditional dragon lore, whimsical adventures, or tales that twist the tropes you thought you knew, there’s a book here to spark your imagination and keep the fire of your love for dragons burning bright.

So, choose your next adventure, fly on the wings of fantasy, and let these stories whisk you away to worlds unknown. Happy reading!
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