5. Naomi Novik
If you STILL need more dragons in your life (and I mean, we all could use more dragons in our lives) then you should also check out Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series. I always thought it a shame how Novik is slightly overlooked in the public eye; of all the hundreds if not thousands of writers to incorporate dragons in their stories, Novik is the only one to successfully integrate them into historical fiction. The Temeraire series, starting with His Majesty’s Dragon, takes place in the Napoleonic wars… with dragons. Yes, it is very much our own world with the same complexities, intrigue and drama of 18th century history, but with the great twist of having dragons in the mix. How would such majestic, yet powerful creatures be integrated into war? How would they bond with their human counterparts? Novik answers all of these questions wonderfully in her dramatic series that serve as a breath of fresh air in the tired set-up of dragons vs. knights and wizards.