The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the The Chronicles of Kazam series.

Description


In the good old days, magic was indispensable. But now magic is fading: Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old 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.

About the Author


Jasper Fforde is the internationally best-selling author of the Chronicles of Kazam, the Thursday Next mysteries, and the Nursery Crime books. He lives in Wales.
www.jasperfforde.com
Twitter: @jasperfforde
Instagram: @jasperfforde
 

Praise For…


"With 'The Last Dragonslayer' fans of Jasper Fforde's best-selling 'Thursday Next' and 'Nursery Crime' series will be delighted that Fforde's talent for world-building, his skewed sense of humor and his searing satire come through full force."
New York Times Book Review “Features the same delightful mix of magic and everyday absurdity that characterizes [Fforde’s] other books. . . . Readers both young and adult will get hours of pleasure visiting these Ununited Kingdoms.”
—NPR Books, online review "Fforde's foray into children's books will delight readers who like their fantasy with a dash of silliness.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review "Humor abounds, but so does heart, as readers are introduced to a heroine who is practical, smart, and true."
School Library Journal, starred review "Fforde's fantasy is smart, funny, and abundantly imaginative in its critique of commercial culture. . . . Reminiscent of Pratchett in tone, this is nevertheless Fforde’s own creature entirely—and entirely satisfying.”
Horn Book “Fantasy readers with a taste for the silly should appreciate the subverted tropes.”
Kirkus "Thoroughly entertaining . . . readers will easily sit back and enjoy the fun.”
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Product Details
ISBN: 9780544104716
ISBN-10: 0544104714
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2013
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Kazam