''Last Dragon'', is a 2008 novel, a LowFantasy novel by J. M. [=McDermott=]. It consists of the letters of Zahn, a dying empress, to her departed lover Esumi. It tells how she and her uncle Seth chased their grandfather across half the world after he murdered their entire family, which turned into a war between their kingdom and the southern lands.

Not to be confused with ''[[TheLastDragon The]]'' [[TheLastDragon Last Dragon]].

!!This novel provides examples of:

* AnachronicOrder: The novel's signature style. The chapters are in chronological order, but the events within the chapters are rather jumbled up.
* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Blurbs Always Spoil]]: The final sentence of the book is on the back cover.
* FantasyGunControl: Averted with the arquebuses.
* TheGhost: Esumi.
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Of all the main characters, only Zahn survives the final battle.]]
* KnightInSourArmor: Adel.
* LowFantasy: The dragons are gone and apart from the golem, there's no explicit magic.
* TastesLikePurple: Someone comments that a fruit tastes like moonlight.
* NotUsingTheZWord: [[spoiler:Grandfather's reanimated corpse]] could comfortably be called a zombie, but it's referred to as a "{{Golem}}".