Jasper Fforde's first work for a younger generation of readers: hilarious, offbeat and bewitching, this is the start of a Dragonslayer trilogy.
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 . . .
About The Author
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.
The Last Dragonslayer is an inventive young adult fantasy featuring an independent heroine, an endearing supporting cast and stacks of action and humour. - The AgeAction packed...an enjoyable story. - The Herald Sun It s comic invention and warm characterisation, within a reworking of fantasy standards, will ensure its appeal across all age groups, in the same way as Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching books reach a wide readership... It will be an essential Christmas gift for his fans, with many new readers likely to be "slain" by this delightfully engaging novel. - The Canberra Times This is a book for the adventure lover, with an evil conglomerate and action mixed in equal measure with believable fantasy. There is also, happily, lots of word play. - Courier Mail He delivers a treat of a magical story with a twist, plus good messages for young minds. - West Australian'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
Series: Last Dragonslayer
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 13th September 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1