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The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
  

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Jasper Fforde's first work for a younger generation of readers: hilarious, offbeat and bewitching, this is the start of a Dragonslayer trilogy.

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Synopsis

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

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 ...

Reviews

'True literary comic genius'
Sunday Express

'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 a lively, witty and entertaining tale for older children who still like making silly faces.'
Philip Womack, Literary Review

'Highly recommended. Very funny'
Independent

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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Book Info

Publication date

13th September 2011

Author

Jasper Fforde

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Publisher

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

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

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

ISBN

9781444707205

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