Fantasy has been long associated with the dragon. We can trace the origin of fascination back to the Bible, Greek myth, and Asian history. It seems that sometimes the Dragon is criticized as a fictional character, as if it is too fictional and should be left to those with a lack of maturity.
But in actuality, the meaning of the Dragon’s symbolism is vast and can allude to wisdom, power, divinity, and evil–to name a few. And if a Dragon makes a young adult or a grown adult happy, then whats wrong with having a little dragon in your fantasy book?
Here are 5 Young Adult books that feature the Dragon: