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The Last Dragonslayer : Last Dragonslayer Book 1

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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 . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 239g
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1444707205
  • 9781444707205
  • 87,683

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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 * '[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 * 'Highly recommended. Very funny' * Independent * 'This is a lively, witty and entertaining tale for older children who still like making silly faces.' * Philip Womack, Literary Review * '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 Fforde's first book for children and as ever he is terrifically inventive and this is full of fun' * Daily Telegraph * 'True literary comic genius' * Sunday Express *
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About Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and chewing the end of a pencil. He lives and works in Wales and has a passion for aviation.
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15,967 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
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4 45% (7,167)
3 25% (3,992)
2 5% (729)
1 1% (216)
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