Dragon Dictionary: An ever-growing list of dragons found throughout the kingdoms of the Firethorn Chronicles.
Description: Shades of brown, with yellow wings. Long tails with pointed ends. Small horns used for digging through leaf litter. Size of a chicken egg. Butterwings prefer gardens to other habitats, but they will gather around ponds or anywhere with an abundance of bugs. Gardeners welcome them as natural pest control and often provide small fountains for bathing and drinking and hollow gourds for nesting.
Description: Black or dark grey with small teeth. Collie-sized.
Herding dragons, also known as woollies, herd sheep or goats. They sometimes join up with a domesticated herd, adopting the shepherds and sheepdogs. Fiercely protective, they are well able to kill a dragon larger than themselves.
Description: Dark green, walnut-sized dragon.
Honeysucklers travel in flurries of 20-50 individuals, larger when honeysuckle is in bloom. Hibernate in winter.
Description: Green and/or brown, falcon-sized dragon.
Messenger dragons (a.k.a. paper dragons) bond with their handler upon hatching. They are curious, highly energetic, and intelligent. Used for sending messages, but not commonly owned as pets, as they would get bored and turn destructive.
Description: Shades of mottled brown. Strong, short legs. Muscular wings, not great for long-distance flying.
Pit dragons are a variety of sand dragon, usually found in deserts. They build pits in sand or loose dirt and bury themselves at the bottom, waiting for prey to fall in.
Description: Black in color. Fast, muscular, aggressive. Tails are flattened at the ends, like double-edged swords. Wolf-sized.
Razor-tails are pack dragons. They don't back down or run from a fight. Migratory and unpredictable.
Description: Wingless. Long tails with tufted ends and bearded faces. Variations of red-brown in color. Size of draft horses, but with longer bodies and legs. Camel-like padded feet.
Bred for riding but expensive to keep. None remain in the wild because of their value among the wealthy. Good swimmers.
Sparkler: Black robin-sized dragons. Bioluminescent tongues used to lure insects at night.
Sparklers are non-migratory and prefer to live in deep forests.
Description: Lettuce-green, squirrel-sized dragon with stumpy wings.
Tree hoppers prefer to live their entire lives in trees, hopping from branch to branch. They can fly, but not far or fast. They're harmless, but if they take up in an orchard, they have to be run off.
Description: Mottled green, cat-sized dragons. Stubby wings that are used more for balancing in the trees than flying. Long tails.
Weavers get their name from the strong webs they create and weave together to form nests and networks of tightropes in forest canopies. Their web strands are strong and fine enough to be used as thread or made into a silk-like fabric.