Literature / Dragon Slayers' Academy

So you're a medieval peasant boy living a typical medieval peasant life, until one day a traveling minstrel tells you that you're destined to become a hero. What do you do? Enroll at a school for dragon slayers, of course! It's not all it's cracked up to be, though; the food is terrible, the teachers are kind of weird, the headmaster cares more about gold than the welfare of his students, and on top of all that, there's the frequent encounters with a wizard who can't do anything right. This is the premise of Dragon Slayers' Academy, a series of children's books by Kate McMullan. The series chronicles the strange (and occasionally downright improbable) adventures of Wiglaf, a student at the eponymous Dragon Slayers' Academy.

    List of books in the series 
  • The New Kid at School
  • Revenge of the Dragon Lady
  • Class Trip to the Cave of Doom
  • A Wedding for Wiglaf?
  • Knight for a Day
  • Sir Lancelot, Where Are You?
  • Wheel of Misfortune
  • Countdown to the Year 1000
  • 97 Ways to Train a Dragon
  • Help! It's Parents Day at DSA
  • Danger! Wizard at Work!
  • The Ghost of Sir Herbert Dungeonstone
  • Beware! It's Friday the 13th
  • Pig Latin — Not Just for Pigs!
  • Double Dragon Trouble
  • World's Oldest Living Dragon
  • Hail! Hail! Camp Dragononka
  • Never Trust a Troll!
  • Little Giant — Big Trouble
  • School's Out... Forever!

These books provide examples of:

  • Anachronism Stew: There's a lot of this, in case the fact that the books are set in a school during the medieval period didn't tip you off.
  • Baleful Polymorph: In Danger! Wizard at Work!, Zelnoc turns the main characters into dragons.
  • Black Sheep: Wiglaf. Justified in the final book when it turns out he was accidentally Switched at Birth with his family's real son. Wiglaf is actually royalty.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Every dragon has a secret weakness, and some of them are very weak. For example, Gorzil's is bad jokes and Seetha's is bathing.