The Last Dragonslayer
In the good old days, magic was indispensable—it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for... show more
In the good old days, magic was indispensable—it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians—but it’s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam—and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.
Publish date: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
Series: The Last Dragonslayer (#1)
The Last Dragonslayer was a fun read. Jasper Fforde created an interesting world and a strong, female protagonist, Jennifer Strange. I wasn’t a fan of how she was manipulated at the end of the book, but she was very aware. Jennifer knew going into the last portion of the book, that she was being man...
At A GlanceGenre: Young Adult; Fantasy; Dragons; MagicLove Triangle/Insta Love?: nopeCliff Hanger: nope.Rating: 4 StarsScore SheetAll out of tenCover: 7Plot: 7Characters: 8World Building: 7Flow: 7Series Congruity: n/aWriting: 7Total: 7.5In DepthBest Part: A strong female MC!Worst Part: Water works h...
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I've heard many good things about Jasper Fforde, so I finally picked this up from the library.Jennifer Strange is an indentured servant living in an alternate version of the United Kingdom - the Ununited Kingdom, that is, where she manages what's left of the country's sorcerers. Their magic greatly ...
I am a Jasper Fforde novice. I think that maybe one time a long time ago I tried to read his nursery rhyme crime book and got distracted. Ooh shiny. I've not read his most well-known series, which starts with The Eyre Affair, although I think I would like it. But one of my F&B friends is in ...