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The Song of the Quarkbeast : The Last Dragonslayer : Book 2 - Jasper Fforde

The Song of the Quarkbeast

The Last Dragonslayer : Book 2

Paperback

Published: 9th October 2012
For Ages: 13+ years old
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The second in Jasper Fforde's Dragonslayer trilogy for younger readers, this is magical, hilarious and irreverent writing.

A long time ago Magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keeps bicycles from falling over.Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls Magic controls almost anything. Only one person stands between Snodd and his plans for unimaginable power and riches.Meet Jennifer Strange, sixteen-year-old acting manager of Kazam, the employment agency for sorcerers and soothsayers. She may only have one functioning Wizard and her faithful assistant 'Tiger' Prawns to help her. But one thing is certain: she will not relinquish the noble powers of Magic to big business and commerce without a fight.

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.

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4.0

Quick and easy

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Not the Author's Best

Best Uses

  • Younger Readers

Comments about The Song of the Quarkbeast:

Good sequel to Last Dragonslayer. This series is aimed at a younger audience than Jasper's previous works.

Comment on this review

'Highly recommended. Very funny' Independent on THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER '[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 on THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER 'This year's grown-up JK Rowling' Sunday Times 'True literary comic genius' Sunday Express

ISBN: 9781444707250
ISBN-10: 1444707256
Series: Last Dragonslayer
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 9th October 2012
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1