The Song of the Quarkbeast
Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it’s finally on the rise, and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts... show more
Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it’s finally on the rise, and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management and its unpredictable crew of sorcerers, has little chance against the king and his cronies—but there’s no way Kazam will let go of the noble powers of magic without a fight. A suspenseful, satirical story of Quarkbeasts, trolls, and wizidrical crackle!
Publish date: September 3rd 2013
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 289
Edition language: English
Series: Chronicles of Kazam (#2)
I don’t know if this is the last Jennifer Strange novel, but if it is, it’s a good ending. If it’s not, it still works. Strange finds herself caught up in a mystery dealing with a ring, her boss, and building a bridge. And she has to decide whether or not to go on a d...
What does one expect from a Jasper Fforde novel? For me, it's witty dialogue, clever wordplay, and a well-plotted adventure that keeps you engrossed in the action. The Song of the Quarkbeast certainly fits the criteria.Thursday Next Jennifer Strange is back, still in control of her powerful wizard...
Reading Fforde is a weird thing for me. I'm only in it for the world-building. The voice of Jennifer Strange never actually feels like a sixteen-year-old foundling who's now running an important company on her own. But that's okay. Because there are quarkbeasts and the Ununited Kingdoms and magical ...
Good:Light, fun, humorous, though not quite as much as The Last Dragonslayer. Jennifer Strange's responsibilities seemed to weigh heavier on her.Something, usually something strange, is always happening. The pace rarely slackens and the story always marches forward.The story is full of weird, zany c...
There’s witty world building, deadpan absurdities, and physics-based/paradox-laced humor galore in Jasper Fforde’s The Song of the Quarkbeast, his second YA novel in The Last Dragon Slayer series, but surprisingly all that funny stuff doesn’t get in the way of its heart pounding suspense--I read the...