The Last Dragon

The Last Dragon

Book - 2011
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Two hundred years after humans drove the dragons from the islands of May, the last wyrm rises anew to wreak havoc, with only a healer's daughter and a kite-flying, reluctant hero standing in its way.
Publisher: Milwaukee, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2011.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781595827982
Branch Call Number: FIC Yolen
Characteristics: 141 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Guay-Mitchell, Rebecca - Illustrator


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Andrew Kyle Bacon
Dec 15, 2018

This story has a nice, simple fairy tale feel to it. The art is simple, often beautiful, yet sometimes feels woefully unpolished. This is unfortunate, as the art should be the main driving force behind a graphic novel; yet here the narrative reigns supreme but, although it is a great one, cannot quite make up for the uneven art.

Dragons have been extinct for two hundred years until one hatchling awakens to wreak havoc with the innocence of a predating animal. The healer’s daughter and her town of Meddlesome must work together to save themselves, but the hero brought from across the sea may be over his head. This is a morally complex tale – neither the dragon nor the townspeople are portrayed as evil. The art is sublime, especially in its colouring. As compelling as the story was, I lingered adoringly at every page. Appreciators of art and fairytales that subvert expectations should definitely pick this title up. (submitted by NE)

Sep 17, 2013

Nice art, but dull characters and a boring story.

Dec 27, 2011

Good illustrations although it seems more like a book for young elementary age children then a regular graphic novel.

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LocketLibrarian Jan 14, 2012

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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