On Wednesdays, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Bestseller list is published. Every week, we love to see what has been most popular in independent bookstores around our region. As we peruse the list, we ponder patterns. Then we present this weekly feature: Thursday Themes.
The second book of the Empyrean series, Iron Flame, brought dragons and dragon-lovers to many bookstores, with some shops even holding midnight release parties. (The first book, Fourth Wing, was also re-released in a special edition last week.) But it wasn’t just the dragons of Basgiath War College who were going home with readers…
Iron Flame Rebecca Yarros (#1 Hardcover fiction) Note: The first edition of this title had black edges; the reprint (shown) does not. Some bookstores may still have the special first editions, but most stores are awaiting the reprint.
Fourth Wing Special Edition Rebecca Yarros (#2 Hardcover fiction) This also seems to be backordered just about everywhere already… People love those dragon-scorched black edges! There are also two bonus chapters.
Fourth Wing Rebecca Yarros (#3 Hardcover fiction) The original version without any special edges has kept the dragon- frenzy going. It’s still shiny.
Dragon’s First Taco Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.) (Children’s Illustrated #9) This could also work as “Baby’s First Dragon.” Talk about novel format! It’s shaped like a taco.
A Guide to the Dragon World Tui T. Sutherland, Joy Ang (Illus.) (#1 Early & Middle Readers) So many details about the Wings of Fire series dragons for fans to dig into!
Rise of the Shadowfire Jaimal Yogis, Vivian Truong (Illus.) (#3 Early & Middle Readers) This is the second in the highly imaginative City of Dragons graphic novels.
Murtagh: The World of Eragon Christopher Paolini (#2 Children’s/ YA series) Paolini is back with dragons in this novel that takes place after the Inheritance Cycle.