Literary Dragons Art In Honor of the Chinese Year of the Dragon

It’s the year of the Dragon, haven’t you heard? Well, it is in China, and according to the Chinese Zodiac, it’s Dragon time. More accuretly, it is from January 23 (already begun) till Ferbuary 9 in 2013. Next year will be year of the Snake, not that different.

In honor of the most awesome year possible, here are some of the most awesome dragons created in literature in the past, far and away or near and close.

Smaug and Bilbo from The Hobbit

Smaugh, like all former Middle-Earth dragons is quite a conniving and greedy creature, with Gold the only thing on his mind.

Daenerys and Her Dragons From A Song of Ice and Fire

One of the most amazing works of art inspired by GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire, this is the moment Daenerys transforms into the mother of dragons, as her three eggs hatch and turn into Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.

Taken from the cover of the Brazilian edition for the fifth book in the series, A Dance With Dragons. For those who know what this moment is, enjoy. For those who don’t, we won’t spoil it.

Harry, Ron and Hermione Riding a Dragon From The Deathly Hallows

The escape from Gringotts on a half blind dragon.

Dragonriders of Pern

Saphira & Eragon From Inheritance Cycle

Night Fury From How to Train Your Dragon

Not only a movie, if you’re scratching your head. Like almost anything decent in the film industry, this is based on a series of books, written by Cressida Cowell.