I feel like this terms are used interchangably throughout the series, and I'm slightly confused. Are they in fact referring to the same thing? I've often heard drake used in the context of a lesser dragon. Some quick googling gives me that Drake is the Swedish word for Dragon.
Thanks for any clarification that can be provided.
And there are fire drakes (fire breathing), cold drakes (non-fire breathing) and I've even heard of ice drakes (not sure if they breathe ice or not). I'm sure none of these terms apply to Janny's drakes.
I've also heard "drake" used in reference to only male dragons.
It seems Dragons refer to the dreamer dragons, while drakes refer to the creatures that was spawned by the dragon's dreams. these creatures themselves were also dragonish but weaker but more numerous.
I've now seen 2 references to gryphons in the series.
I wonder...does the resident gryphon know the history of such beings in the context of the War of Light and Shadows? :-)
Not until the author reveals them.