: The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 ( ): Jasper Fforde: Books. George Webster in The Last Dragonslayer () Richard E. Grant and Ellise is based upon the fantasy novel of the same name written by Jasper Fforde. Jasper Fforde’s first work for a younger generation of readers: do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer.

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I’ll just say that the Quarkbeast is awesome and I want one. For those unfortunate souls among you who have not yet discovered his genius, please imagine the literary offspring from the unholy union of Lewis Carroll and Terry Pratchett.

ffrde The narration was wonderful as well! As in his other series, the worldbuilding also includes hints of uber-powerful capitalism with corporatocracies and omnipresent conglomerates like Consolidated Useful Stuff.

Jennifer’s problems are more complex; her boss has disappeared, her employees Jasper Ffforde first young adult novel has all the hallmarks of his books for adults while still being aimed at a younger audience; the story is shorter and more focused, the main characters are teens, and you te find no Jack Schitts here.

Jasper’s 14th Book, ‘Early Riser’, a thriller set in a world in which humans have always hibernated, is due out in the UK in Augustand in the US in The protagonist, Jennifer Strange, a 15 year old orphan, does not begin her quest until page – almost exactly halfway through the book.


Fforde knows his worlds, and it’s amazing because The Last Dragonslayer ‘s world is different from his other works — is there no end to this guy’s imagination? For those of you ffordr have already read Jasper Fforde and grappled his books to thy hearts with hoops of steel, you know exactly what I mean.

Mister Memory Marcus Lasg. Jennifer is an excellent main character who of course is intelligent, honorable, snarky, practical, and awesome. Audible Download Audio Books. I loved the humor and most of the book and it was quirky and fun and imaginative and well put together. He’s one of those authors whose books I know I can get dragonslayef in easily whenever I need something to escape without the additional mental strain of having to figure out their world every now and then.

Dragonslayef a 2 sounds harsh for the whole thing at the moment. Unsourced material may be challenged and dragonslyaer. She also is very clear in what she wants to be, an agent to magicians, and of her limitations. Unlike some of his books for adults, Fforde has proved that he can write clean for the younger crowd in this book.

I just didn’t get that one. He tries very hard. The Last Dragonslayer is a story of fantasy, complete with magic and dragons, taking place in the present day, with phones, plumbing, and cars. Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers.

The Last Dragonslayer

Oct 31, Sara Marks rated it really liked it. Anyway, it’s up to Jennifer Strange, for reasons that make themselves apparently slowly and steadily, to prevent the war, and hopefully also to protect the dragon.


Of course it is a bit simpler in tone and writing style than his adult book oast the pity but it retains the insane world building that is so characteristic of Fforde. As it is, I point it out because it’s one of only a few flaws in the story. The Song of the Quarkbeast Details.

If you want to read something quirky, read The Last Dragonslayer. There is no sexual content of any kind. Jasper Fforde, as I believe I’ve mentioned before dragonslayerr, is a very deliberate writer. In the days that followed my face appeared on tee-shirts, badges, commemorative mugs and posters. The Eye of Zoltar Details. Bad Soldier Chris Ryan.

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Oh, and one more wish, if I may. Cool but why do I care? In the good old days, magic dragonslsyer powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form Bg. Overall, I thought the book was meant for a bit younger than young adult, or at least in the younger area of young adult.