Thursday, September 8, 2011

Book Review: The Last Dragon

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.

*ARC Courtesy of Netgalley

Goodreads: 4/5 stars

I must admit this is my first graphic novel. Not my usual read, but since it’s fantasy, I figured it’d be something I’d like. And I was right.

The illustrations are beautifully done. The storyline is great. A town is threatened by a dragon in an age when dragons don’t exist anymore. They send a few of the town boys in search of a hero, and they find a man who looks the part, but isn’t really up for the challenge. With a little help from a female mentor, the hero learns he can’t pretend to be the stereotypical conqueror—he actually has to slay the dragon.

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