Book Review: The Last Dragon

By Silvana De Mari

back cover:

In a world shrouded in darkness and continually lashed by rain, a young elf named Yorsh struggles to survive. When his village is destroyed by the torrential waters, Yorsh finds himself suddenly orphaned and alone–the earth’s last elf.

But soon Yorsh discovers he is part of a powerful prophecy:

When the last dragon and the last elf
break the circle, the past and the future
will meet, and the sun of a new summer
will shine in the sky.

Now Yorsh must decipher the prophecy and find the last dragon–it is the only way to end the rains and save the world from the Dark Age that has begun.


First off, if you are a die-hard fan of Tolkien’s elves, do not read this book. The elves in this book are very different. Or elf, I should say.

However, I found Yorsh to be a very endearing character. I loved his innocence and the ways he sometimes struggled with human reasoning.

My favorite thing about The Last Dragon was the characters. They had very distinct voices to them.

As far as I know, The Last Dragon is not a fairy tale retelling, but it has the feel of a fairy tale.

Cautions: two swear words; mild magic

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