The Last Dragon is set in the Acacia Valley and Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the years between 1922 and 1940.
The story is told throughn the young and vulnerable Lucy Trentham who likes nothing better than to stand on the bluff at sunset and watch the Acacia Valley wash rich and red with the glow of the setting sun. Lucy has a simple uncomplicated life and plans for her future until her sister gives birth to an illegitimate baby; and, Lucy is raped by a man she once trusted.
A scandalous court case involving care and control of her sister's baby; false alegations of incest against her father; and, public knowledge of Lucy's rape and the identity of the rapist tears the small town of Acacia apart, setting friend against friend and neighbour against neighbour.
Forced to leave the Acacia Valley for her own safety and the safety of her sister's baby Lucy starts a new life in Melbourne but it seems it is her destiny that her life will never follow her plans.
Lucy is in love with a man who is in love with her but married to another woman; she is married to a man she likes but can never really love as she is hunted and haunted by the rapist seeking revenge.
Lucy's story is a powerful portrayal of love, loyalty, courage and determination as she strives to slay 'The Last Dragon'.
Dorothy Chiron is an Australian with her home base near Melbourne, in the State of Victoria.
Married with three adult children and two grandchildren, Dorothy is not only an accomplished writer but a true story teller with the ability to involve the reader with the characters in her stories.
Dorothy’s writing reflects her interest in history, her knowledge of world events, a down to earth sense of humour, and a love and understanding of Australia and Australians.