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Literature / Last Dragon

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Last Dragon, is a 2008 novel, a Low Fantasy 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 the 2004 novel The Last Dragon, the 1985 film The Last Dragon, or the novel series The Last Dragon Chronicles.

This novel provides examples of:

  • Anachronic Order: The novel's signature style. The chapters are in chronological order, but the events within the chapters are rather jumbled up.
  • The Ghost: The letters that the book consists of are addressed to Esumi, a character we never meet in the story and about whom we learn very little.