Dragon run by Patrick Matthews

Because there are so many great books about dragons out there, I’ve started this year off with a dragon theme. I’ve been collecting quotes about dragons and summaries of dragon books to create bookmarks for the library.

I’ve read numerous books with dragons in them this summer. Dragon Run is the most recent.  It was a fabulous read: full of action, yet complex enough to keep me hooked till I turned the last page. 

It is set in a society where Dragons rule. At the age of 12, Al Pilgrommor and his friends head off to testing day to discover what ranks they will become. The higher the rank, the more opportunities they will have. Unbelievably, Al gets a one. Within minutes of this revelation, he becomes an outcast and is on the run from The Cullers who will kill him and his family if they discover his true identity. On the way he meets new friends, has numerous hairbreadth escapes, and discovers that the world is not how he thought it was. 

It has great characters, lots of action, and a plot with many twists. How can you lose? 

Other great stories with dragons include: 

The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland In a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

No Such Thing As Dragons by Philip Reeve

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

The Dragonet Prophesy by Tui T. Sutherland


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