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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,294 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Silvana de Mari Narrator: Patricia Conolly Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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An ancient prophecy states, 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. A young elf by the name of Yorsh finds himself orphaned - the last of his kind in a land of distrustful, bitter humans. A powerful evil has turned the world dark and torrential rains have destroyed all the elfin villages. And so, Yorsh begins a quest to find the last dragon. However, he needs help from a few kind humans despite their fear of his magic. It is up to this innocent elfin child and an enormous green dragon to conquer intolerance and wickedness and bring the light back to the world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabatha | 2/14/2014

    " I read this out loud to my nine year old daughter. We both really liked it. I found myself wanting to sneak ahead in the story while she was at school. It is a kids book, but I think an adult would enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 2/12/2014

    " Now that's what I call a fantasy! It's got elves, dragons, magic, romance, Fate, even a treatise on how to name the family dog from which can be extrapolated how to name the family horse. I could put it down, but only just barely. Here's hoping that more of de Mari's work gets translated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 2/1/2014

    " This is my favorite book. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/26/2014

    " This is really good and funny so far! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Geoffrey☼ | 1/14/2014

    " This book was horrible. I didnt like it at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 1/14/2014

    " It's a very nice story, but perhaps a little bloody for kids. Sometimes it was a little boring and some things were repeated too often, but I liked it anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Temonnie | 1/1/2014

    " I like this book because I like dragons and fairytale books.This book was very interesting for me to read.I rate this book a 5 out of a 5 because I like fairytale books.I wish that they make more books with this much detail.I recommended this book for everybody over 10. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 12/31/2013

    " Translated from the Italian -- prose is beautifully done, would love to be able to read the original Italian. A story in two parts. Yorsh (short for Yorshkrunsquarkljolnerstrink) is a little elf, one born lately, alone in a world where elves are persecuted. Indeed, he is the last elf. A young woman and a hunter gradually befriend him, helping him follow his father's last instructions and make his way to the last dragon. They find him in a cave filled with books -- the accumulation of the world's knowledge. Turns out it was the "great library of the Second Runic Dynasty. It was a time of knowledge, and people treated this place as though it were a temple: in silence, and no spitting, with clean hands, and the dust wiped from their shoes. And to be quite certain that nobody misbehaved, dragons have always been here, and thet's why there are signs that say 'Here Be Dragons.' This was the biggest collection of knowledge that had ever existed. Then men lost writing. They forgot how to read. Barbarism flooded the world. the very memory of this place faded away. Many people never believed in its existence, but with my wings, I finally found it. And when I reached this place, great was my joy. All the books in the world were for me." (103) The second part of the story begins about thirteen years later. Yorsh has read all the books and kept the last dragon company all these years, though the dragon grows more irascible and grumpy. Turns out he/she was brooding. When the young dragon hatches, Yorsh cares for it, even teaching it to fly. But he also longs for companionship and needs new clothes, so he sets out to find Sajra and Moser, the humans who had helped him before. In their village he finds desolation, but evidence they had a child. Robi's story is told in parallel, and eventually they come together. There is a fair amount of adventure and danger set in both tales, but the overall mood is more introspective. The varying perspectives of the elf, humans and dragon are convincingly portrayed. Elves do have some magic, but they are capable of great empathy -- they literally feel other's pain, so they don't make great warriors. The writing is beautiful, often infused with humor as characters misunderstand then get to know one another. It's lovely to watch characters that grow and change -- even when they were already perfect, as in the case of the dragon. For readers who enjoy fantasy and stories about dragons. Fans of Cornelia Funke (Thief Lord, Dragon Rider), Anne McCaffrey's Pern books, will enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/20/2013

    " A little hard to get into at first. But an interestingly novel take on elves and dragons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/13/2013

    " This book reminded me a little of Lord of the Rings but was definitely not on the same level. I'm not sure what it was but events kept happening in the story and I kept thinking, "Where did that come from?" I wanted a little more explanation I guess, but it was still a good story and I liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianna | 11/23/2013

    " Hm...should have updated this when I remembered it...I probably really liked this...but I can't remember so I'll give it just 3 stars for now...guess I'll have to reread it! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Jones | 11/8/2013

    " Delightful. Truly delightful. Heartfelt tale ideal for a younger and teens and tweens. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 10/28/2013

    " this book was ok, but it was very strange. its a one time book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sev1998 | 9/8/2013

    " This was a Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney Thomas | 9/8/2013

    " this book is awesome its about adventure and discovering a prophecy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caisa | 9/5/2013

    " This book is a translation from an Italian author. She has several good elements of fantasy and there were many places where I enjoyed the humor. However, I didn't like the ending and caught myself saying, "Why didn't they just ..." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celia | 6/28/2013

    " I am liking this book so far. I am at the point where the elf is allowed to stay with the human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/22/2013

    " It was an interesting and humorous little story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sparky | 2/28/2013

    " Very creative and facinating. It's now my favorite book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Beck | 1/13/2013

    " That was an awesome book. It's a pitty they didn't translate the sequels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ratforcekids | 11/23/2012

    " The Last Dragon by Silvana de Mari is a good choice for fans of the Inheritance Cycle. It features a young hero on a quest to find the last dragon to help prevent a prophecy to end the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 7/30/2012

    " Many elements I like: flood, bad government, dog, dragon, volcano, library, grumpy dialogue delivered by "diamonds in the rough" characters. ALA Batchelder Honor, translated from Italian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/15/2012

    " Liam and I listened to this book together. Dragons, Elves, and a messed up world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snafu77 | 11/23/2011

    " Quiet fun, not particularly deep, presumably aimed at a young audience "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 8/1/2011

    " learning that there is a price to pay for expectation, and sometimes the sacrifice is someone else's but that dreams come true in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiff | 5/11/2011

    " very charming, sweet, funny and often poignant. great life-lessons crouched in a fun read - would be great to read to my children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 3/21/2011

    " cute, cute, love it.
    i just wish kobe and i could have read it together! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacobs | 1/18/2011

    " This Is a book about a great adventure of a young boy(elf) who was separated from his family. I recommend this book to all people whom like stories of tales that switch off and are very exiting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/30/2010

    " All I can say is that this book is a little gem of a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassidy | 11/28/2010

    " I am liking this book so far. I am at the point where the elf is allowed to stay with the human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wyatt | 10/11/2010

    " i love it the ending is kind of suprising though "

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