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The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde
  

The Eye of Zoltar

Part of the Last Dragonslayer Series
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Humour writer Fforde was one of the first to cross the borderlines between crime and fantasy with his wonderful Thursday Next novels which plunged its delighful sleuthette into the world of books as parallel reality and the Nursery Crimes books. This volume is the final one in his young adult Dragonslayer series, full of wizards, enterprise and toil, and evokes a more grown up J.K. Rowling. Vastly entertaining and a perfect introduction for younger readers to his decidedly quirky mind, as well as a lesson into creating a new fictional universe. Fforde will be at Crimefest to discuss his more criminal efforts.

If you like Jasper Fforde you might also like to read books by Andy Secombe, James Patterson and Terry Pratchett.

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The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde

The Mighty Shandar, the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, returns to the Ununited Kingdoms. Clearly, he didn't solve the Dragon Problem, and must hand over his fee: eighteen dray-weights of gold. But the Mighty Shandar doesn't do refunds, and vows to eliminate the dragons once and for all - unless sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekicks from the Kazam house of enchantment can bring him the legendary jewel, The Eye of Zoltar. The only thing that stands in their way is a perilous journey with a 50% Fatality Index - through the Cambrian Empire to the Leviathan Graveyard, at the top of the deadly Cadir Idris mountain. It's a quest like never before, and Jennifer soon finds herself fighting not just for her life, but for everything she knows and loves ...

Reviews

Praise for Jasper Fforde and THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER books :-

'Highly recommended. Very funny
Independent

'[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.'
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'This year's grown-up JK Rowling'
Sunday Times

'True literary comic genius'
Sunday Express

About the Author

Jasper Fforde
Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and sucking the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation. Fellow novelist KERRY REICHS on JASPER FFORDE The Thursday Next and Nursery Crime series are a quirky treat for any bibliophile. Fforde draws readers into hilarious and surreal alternative universes, such as a 1985 Britain where dodos are a common pet and the Goliath Corporation controls the world. Favorite fictional characters have active lives behind their pages, and literary factionalism is more influential than politics. Full of clever entertainment and sly references, The Eyre Affair is a tour de force of the small but highly entertaining science fiction literary detective thriller. I view it as one of my greatest accomplishments that I was referenced as an “Out World” writer in First Among Sequels. Author Photo © Mari Roberts

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Publication date

10th April 2014

Author

Jasper Fforde

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
304 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781444707274

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