Publication Date: 15/09/2011 ISBN: 9781444707205 Category:

The Last Dragonslayer

Jasper Fforde

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 15/09/2011 ISBN: 9781444707205 Category:
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Description

In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g.

Then the magic started fading away.

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery.

So it’s a surprise when the visions start. Not only do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer, they also point to Jennifer, and say something is coming. Big Magic . . .

Publisher Review

Every bit as imaginative and unique, comic and engaging as his adult books . . . THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER is a fast, funny, entertaining, feel good read. Fans of Thursday Next will enjoy it whatever their age * www.fantasynibbles.com * '[Fforde's] ripping yarn of magic in decline mashes up the usual spells-and-beasts motif with a satire on corporate cash and tabloid values.' * i * 'Highly recommended. Very funny' * Independent * 'This is a lively, witty and entertaining tale for older children who still like making silly faces.' * Philip Womack, Literary Review * 'Jasper Fforde has one of those effervescent imaginations that never throws in one joke when he can fit in two or three . . . he created his mad but logical parallel version of the Welsh marches with loving detail' * Independent * 'This is Fforde's first book for children and as ever he is terrifically inventive and this is full of fun' * Daily Telegraph * 'Jasper Fforde has one of those effervescent imaginations that never throws in one joke when he can fit in two or three . . . he created his mad but logical parallel version of the Welsh marches with loving detail' * Independent * 'This is Fforde's first book for children and as ever he is terrifically inventive and this is full of fun' * Daily Telegraph * 'True literary comic genius' * Sunday Express *

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