"Jordan creates an appealing and sedate romance in an unusual place and time..." —Kirkus
"This unique blend of romance and history with dragon-killing fantasy will broaden most collections." —Voice of Youth Advocates
"...absorbing reading..." —School Library Journal
The Hunting of the Last Dragon
HarperCollins / 2002
The last of the great fire-breathing
dragons has awakened...
Everyone thought all the dragons had been wiped out -- until a fierce flying beast appears, and leaves the village of Doran in flames. There is only one survivor: Jude, an ordinary man who never intended to be a hero. He'd rather avoid any danger, but a strange, strong-willed girl from a distant land has her own plans for hunting the last dragon. Can her courage and cunning help him conquer his fear in time to save their world from devastation?
In England in 1356, as a monk records his every word, a young peasant tells of his journey with a young Chinese noblewoman to St. Alfric's Cove and the lair of a dragon.