The Last Dragonslayer: Last Dragonslayer Book 1 - Last Dragonslayer (Paperback)
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The Last Dragonslayer: Last Dragonslayer Book 1 - Last Dragonslayer (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 15/09/2011
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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 . . .

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444707205
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 239 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA 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 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 *
'[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.' * i *
Every bit as imaginative and unique, comic and engaging as his adult books . . . THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER is a fast, funny, entertaining, feel good read. Fans of Thursday Next will enjoy it whatever their age * www.fantasynibbles.com *

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“A fun adventure with Fforde's distinctive style”

It's immediately obvious that this book has been written by the brilliant Jasper Fforde as his style is so distinctive. It is random and provides his usual twists on reality that make the setting something... More

Paperback edition
25th January 2013
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“The Last Dragonslayer”

Fifteen year old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for a varied collection of magical practitioners. Unfortunately finding work is getting more difficult and with the reduction in the amount of... More

Paperback edition
16th November 2011
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