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Last Dragon
by Jane Yolen
Order:  USA  Can
Dark Horse, 2011 (2011)

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* * *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

Author Jane Yolen and artist Rebecca Guay have created a stunning new fairy tale with The Last Dragon. In it, Tansy, the daughter of the town's healer, must use her wits to fight the dragon who killed her father.

The town wants a dragon slayer, but as the dragon wars ended with the annihilation of the wyrms centuries ago, they must settle for Lancot, a man who is all talk and no action. Together, though, the two find a way to overcome all odds in this charming story for young adults and the young at heart.

In a short span of pages, Yolen brings forth a fully-formed world with well-developed characters. This is helped greatly by Guay's beautiful, darker drawings. They say a picture's worth a thousand words, and that is definitely true in The Last Dragon.

It reads like a bedtime story, but Jane Yolen and Rebecca Guay have breathed more life into it than any mere picture book could contain. This is a graphic novel that should proudly be displayed on any fantasy fan's shelf.

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