Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, Garth Nix and other modern masters of the fantastic put their unique spin on the greatest of mythical beasts-the dragon-in never-before-seen works written exclusively for this fantasy anthology compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. Here there be dragons … From China to Europe, Africa to North America, dragons have long captured our imagination in myth and legend. Whether they are rampaging beasts awaiting a brave hero to slay or benevolent sages who have much to teach humanity, dragons are intrinsically connected to stories of creation, adventure, and struggle beloved for generations. Bringing together nearly thirty stories and poems from some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers working today – Ann Leckie & Rachel Swirsky, Daniel Abraham (who writes as James S.A. Corey), Peter S. Beagle, Beth Cato, Zen Cho, C.S.E. Cooney, Aliette de Bodard, Kate Elliott, Theodora Goss, Ellen Klages, Ken Liu, Patricia A McKillip, K.J. Parker, Kelly Robson, Michael Swanwick, Jo Walton, Elle Katharine White, Jane Yolen, Kelly Barnhill, Brooke Bolander, Sarah Gailey, Garth Nix, and J.Y. Yang-and illustrated with black-and-white line drawings specific to each entry throughout, this extraordinary collection vividly breathes fire and life into one of our most captivating and feared magical creatures as never before and is sure to become a treasured keepsake for fans of fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tales.