I wonder if I stuck a dragon in one of my historicals if anyone would notice? Hmmm… My editor might.
When Bilbo Baggins realizes the dangerous adventure he’s about to undertake with Gandalf and the dwarves, that includes the dragon Smaug, he falls to the floor of his hobbit hole and declares, “Struck by lightning! Struck by lightning!”
“Never laugh at live dragons.”― J.R.R. Tolkien
“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.” ― R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver
“I’m not so much a dragon slayer, more a dragon annoyer — I’m a dragon irritater.” ― Craig Ferguson
“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” J. R. R. Tolkien