So, I have been reading Merlin’s Dragon, which I brought home from BEA and with me.Â And falling asleep over it last night (because I find it incredibly tedious) I realized something–Â that I cannot abide dragon-and-wizard books.
I LOVE books with dragons in them.
And I LOVE books with wizards in them.
But I cannot think of a single book I like with both a dragon and a wizard in it.Â Except Harry Potter.Â And as we all know, the rules that apply to other books never apply to Harry Potter.Â (EDIT!Â I think maybe Sarah Prineas also has dragons in her wizardy book. But it is a wel documented fact that the presence of bacon and biscuits negates the dragon/wizard problem, obviously, and in any case, Sarah doesn’t count. She’s special!)
Maybe it just takes a certain kind of high-fantasy author to put both a dragon and a wizard in the same book.Â Someone who takes such things seriously.Â I’m not really into serious dragons and wizards.Â I like my magic to be goofy.
All I know is that dragon-and-wizard books remind me too much of high school Renaisance Festivals.Â
And Jethro Tull.
When a wizard meets a dragon, someone is always playing a flute.