Why this book?
I have read this book three times, and I absolutely love how the dragon is described and portrayed. Smaug is an ancient dragon of immense size and power with incredible intellect. The banter between Bilbo and Smaug is entertaining, but the dragon’s ego really draws you in. This was one of my first experiences with a dragon in a novel, and I was pleasantly horrified by the destructive power the beast could unleash on the world.