Wyrm And Wonder
Today on the Fantasy Hive, in honour of Wyrd and Wonder, we’re looking at our five favourite Wyrms in fantasy!
Now, there’s lots of debate over what constitutes a dragon, wyvern or wyrm.
We’re going on a very loose definition of the term, because we like how the title sounds.
Don’t @ us.
Just enjoy, and let us know what your favourite mythological reptilian beasts are too!
|1. Mr Smythe – shapeshifting wyrm from The Traitor’s Son Cycle by Miles Cameron.Not only could Smythe shapeshift but he could also possess people’s bodies and essentially control them. Nils.|
|2. Glaurung from The Silmarillion. Father of dragons and bane of the children of Hurin. T.O.|
|3. Vostok from Jen Williams’ The Winnowing Flame trilogy. I love her attitude throughout these books. Beth|
|4. Ancalagon the Black, greatest of Morgoth’s winged dragons in the War of Wrath, slain by Earndil and the eagles (always the eagles with Tolkien, his world’s equivalent of the seventh cavalry in old westerns) T.O.|
|5. The Matsuda Dragon from The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang. Not strictly a creature, more a magical construct, I loved the image of a dragon conjured from ice. It was a great moment in the story! Beth.|