Five facts about Dragons
1 The Welsh have a dragon on their flag because of Merlin and his Welsh ancestry.
2 The Chinese believe dragons are a symbol of power and good luck.
3 In Folklore, dragon’s blood often carries magical properties. Often dried plant resin is confused with the real thing. Crushed apothecary grade incense is sometimes used.
4 Some people picture as long thin creatures. I live near Whitby, where Bram Stoker wrote Dracula. They have a legend regarding the Whitby worm waking every few years and trying to bring down the cliffs to destroy the historic abbey. The last time it did any harm was in 2013 when a landslide exposed some bones in St Mary’s graveyard.
9 The first recorded fire-breathing dragon in literature is the child of the hero Beowulf and the mother of Grendel—the monster he destroyed. 50 years after his brave battles he faced his dragon son. Although he died in the attempt, his servant delivered a killer blow.
Why my interest in dragons?
That's an easy one.
The hero of my latest book, Dominated by the Dragon, is a former super soldier turned mercenary. He's also a dragon shifter.