The Last Dragon

The Last Dragon 

My take:

First off: incredibly beautiful to look at. The drawings are unbelievable. The story itself is small in scope and some criticism I read said that The Last Dragon  is not entirely focused, that the story meanders a little. While I wouldn’t entirely disagree with that charge, I think that sort of added some form of charm to the story, as though it were a visual of the words of an old story teller who includes side stories and details not crucial to the plot but they add to the enjoyment of the tale. *** As one review notes, there is some mild comic book or fantasy violence.

The Last Dragon Graphic Novel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Jane Yolen and Illustrated by Rebecca Guay

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595827986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595827982

Summary:

Master storyteller Jane Yolen (Owl Moon, Sword of the Rightful King) and celebrated fantasy artist Rebecca Guay (Swamp Thing, Magic: The Gathering) weave a textured and lyrical tale of adventure, homelands, and heroism the hard way.Two hundred years ago, humans drove the dragons from the islands of May. Now, the last of the dragons rises to wreak havoc anew — with only a healer’s daughter and a kite-flying would-be hero standing in its way.

Reviews:

“Lush, detailed illustrations and lyrical fairytale-style writing about a small village faced by an ancient enemy dragon make this a not-to-be-missed graphic novel.” Read more @ Madigan Reads

The Last Dragon could have been drawn from the pages of Grimm’s Fairy Tales… Highly recommended!” Read more @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

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