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Here There be Dragons / My Dragon Collection

I am nothing if not on brand so it seemed fitting that on the day I celebrate my birthday (though it was actually yesterday) I would share my dragon collection with you all. I know you have all been waiting for this.

Over the years I really grew a love for dragons in a way that I don’t think I can really bring under words. They are such a big part of fantasy and such large creatures. You can go so many ways with them. Fierce too. I love how different people draw and write dragons.

I started really collecting dragon things a good 2 years ago I think. I don’t go out and purchase the pricey bits and now that I have a healthy collection I am getting more picky with the statues I buy.

Statues

This is the one that started it all. There was a market a summer where I live where a stand was selling various statues. Including dragons. My eye fell on this cute one for 5 Euro. It was the first dragon I added to my house and it is still precious for that reason.

This is actually a bobbel head bt I love the lines and fierceness it has.

A cheap find. I really like how the dragon on top looks but I am really a fan of the orange rock thing. I think you can get music from it if you put in batteries but I am not bothering with that. It is in the back of the statues so that you see the dragon but not the orange rock.

This was just a really cute and soft dragon I came across for 50 cents.

I kind of like the look of these black-gray dragon statues. There is something so regal about that.

Of course there are dragon statues with fairies on top. This was a random find at a fairytale park we went to for Merijn. The places you can find dragons.

This one was so on brand I could not leave it. A dragon, a faerie and an open book.

This is the one I bought at Castlefest. There was a stand with a bunch of dragons but this one stood out to me. Look at that super cute face and it kind of leans down. So happy with this one.

And this is my last addition that was a gift from Liesbet from Zwartraafje ❀

Plushies

You know those Ty plushies for kids? Yeah this is a dragon one I claimed as my own.

And this I found at Castlefest again. I couldn’t leave this dork.

Book Marks

Surprisingly I only have 3 dragon book marks, none I have bought myself. The above and the one down on the left were gifts. And the Asha one is the dutch bookmark that goes along with the first Iskari book by Kristin Ciccarelli and could be freely taken in book stores.

Other

This Anne Stokes 3d print was a gift in my halloween swap from 2018. It hangs next to one of my book shelves.

This is a mini tin candle from Letters & Lights.

The Hungarian Horntail from Harry Potter.

One of the dragon funko’s from Game of Thrones.

I found this 2019/2020 diary when in Breda with Liesbet. It is so pretty I could not leave it. I am using it and when it is done I will keep it for that gorgeous cover.

Book Covers

When I asked if I should add my collection of dragon covers in this collection on twitter the answer was an overwhelming yes so here we are. I’ll linke to goodreads for the specific covers and if I’ve read them or not.


Mistress of Dragons (The Dragonvarld Trilogy 1) by Margaret Weis

Classic older Dragon cover / Unread


Well of Darkness, Guardians of Lost and Journey into the Void (Sovereign Stone 1-3) by Maraget Weis & Tracy Hickman

Dutch covers with a dragon on each one. Some bigger than others / All Unread


Seraphina and Shadow Scale (Seraphina 1-2) & Tess of the Road (Tess of the Road 1) by Rachel Hartman

Gorgeous dragons / All Read


The Last Namsara (Iskari 1) by Kristen Ciccarelli

Dutch Illustrated Cover / Read


The Copper Promise, The Iron Ghost and The Silver Tide (Copper Cat 1-3) & The Bitter Twins (Winnowing Flame 2) by Jen Williams

Jen Williams dragons are great dragons / All Read


The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Dragon wrapped around tower classic / Read


De Klauw (Magycker 1) by Adrian Stone

Dutch authors do dragons too / Read


The Mad Ship and Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders 2-3) & Fool’s Fate (Tawny Man 3) & Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven (Rain Wild Chronicles 1-2) by Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb gets the best covers / First Three Read, Last Two Unread


Spiegelgeest (Drakenzieler 1)Β  & Kristallen Hart (Drakenijs 1) by Cocky van Dijk

Series of Dragons by Dutch author / All Unread


Drakenkoningin and Drakentovenaar (Draken 1-2) by An Janssens

Dragons by Belgian author / All Unread


The Waking Fire and The Legion of Flame (Draconis Memoria 1-2) by Anthony Ryan

Epic dragon covers / All Unread


His Majesty’s Dragons, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory, Victory of Eagles, Tongues of Serpents and Crucible of Gold (Temeraire 1-7) by Naomi Novik

All the dragons / Book 1 Read, the Rest Unread


Dragonflight, Dragonquest and The White Dragon (Dragonriders of Pern 1-3) & Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern & The Renegades of Pern & All the Weyrs of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

Old Dutch Dragon Cover / All Unread


Guards! Guards! (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett

This is probably one of my favorite dragon covers. Fire breathing! / Unread

 

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35 thoughts on “Here There be Dragons / My Dragon Collection

  1. Nice collection! And happy birthday!!! I love the statue of the dragon hatching. I used to collect some of the Krystonia stuff- man that was a while ago!- and I love stuff like that. Love the book covers too.

    The candle one caught my attention- I think it would be cool if someone made candle scents based on various dragon breaths or other dragon variations. I mean, someone already probably does lolol- I’ll have to look into. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! And yes it is awesome, it is why it caught me eye.

      Oh that would be awesome. I don’t think I’ve seen it unless it is attached to a specific series…

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  2. I came running at the mention of dragons. You know, like you do. I just love all your statues, and the plushies are too cute! So many lovely Dragon book covers, too. I’ll have to check and see if the English versions are half as nice as these. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Totally loving your dragons. There was a time I also had lots of figurines and posters and books. I still have some, I don’t think you ever get over dragons, they’re just great.

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  4. Haha, niet moeilijk dat ik meteen aan jou denk wanneer ik ergens een drakenboek of mooi beeldje tegenkom. Wat een mooie verzameling heb je ondertussen. De bladwijzer met de witte draak erop is ook echt prachtig en ik moet je eigenlijk nog een foto doorsturen die ik dit weekend heb gemaakt bij de boekhandel. Blijkbaar zijn er nieuwe HP notitieboeken en één van hen is effen rood met een draak erop in goudkleur. Ik vond ze zelf minder mooi dan de agenda die je in Breda hebt gevonden maar moest wel meteen aan jou denken.

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  5. I love your collection! I have been dragon obsessed since I was a kid and I always get a new dragon figurine from my parents every year for Christmas, so I have a collection too that I love–including the same blue Plushie, because I could NOT resist! Loved this post and happy late birthday! ❀

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  6. I think the Guards! Guards! cover is my favorite, too! πŸ‰

    Geesh, I didn’t realize you had so many dragons! 🐲 Nice collection. 😍

    I am glad you added the book covers. They are wonderful. πŸ’•

    And you will have your dragon Christmas ornament before Christmas. I’m going to mail it out next month. πŸ‘βœ¨

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