: 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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What’s the target audience for this novel? The story involves a young plucky intelligent orphan who helps run Kazam which is an agency of magicians. Jennifer’s problems are more complex; her boss has disappeared, her employees Jasper Fforde’s 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 will find no Jack Schitts here.

The Last Dragonslayer Series

She is a teen, even thhe those silly teen crushes on people who are the fantasy version of Justin Bieber, but she also is the managing director de facto of a magic service house. Okay I took some time away for a bit and I think I figured out the problem, which is that I was really enjoying it and then it let me down. Ahoy there me mateys! This story is the perfect mixture of cleverness, craft, cute whimsy, intelligence, social commentary, fantasy, and fulfillment of the hero’s journey trope.

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So it’s a surprise when the visions start. The story about the dung beetle should not be read while drinking milk. Sep 26, Leslie rated it really liked it Shelves: Rogue Lawyer John Grisham. Which villain would come out on top?


Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Apparently book three has been out since and I never knew. So I decided to remedy that draognslayer thus created me new category dargonslayer I take a second look at a previously enjoyed novel and give me crew me second reflections, as it we Ahoy there me mateys!

Who will enjoy this: I just didn’t get that one. I want to learn more about them.

The Last Dragonslayer Series by Jasper Fforde

What is a Quarkbeast you may ask? Both rulers are male as are most of the political movers fforrde shakers. The title knows it, I know it, basically the entire cast except Jennifer Lasg knows it, and when that dragon dies, his lands will go to the first person who claims them. I was so glad to have a bit of Jasper Ffore to read. Also, just, how much do I love a plucky foundling running a madcap magical agency filled with misfits, living in a crumbling and enchanted hotel?

Delightful ya tale of an indentured foundling trying to keep a magical talent agency running in a world rapidly losing its magic. She’s super opinionated, strong, smart and funny.

The Last Dragonslayer

A reader who is not afraid to believe in the impossible, who is not afraid to accept even the most eccentric set-ups, a reader who revels in the imagination and creativity that stems from the mind of one of the most creative contemporary authors.

Powerful wizards who once controlled the weather now did home improvements, plumbing and wiring, drain unblocking and mole charming I run Kazaman employment agency for sorcerers.


His views on history as well humans are quite funny. It’s difficult to imagine higher praise or a more precise comp. I can’t stress that enough. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

I wasn’t all that thrilled by the ending, I thought Jennifer’s ending was quite random. Other books in the series. It might be fair to say that Jennifer acts almost too mature at times, but this is belied by her poster and her embarrassment of said poster. Before I even got to know John Green, Jasper Fforde is the first author that can do no wrong in my book. I love books with land wars in them, and also dragons.

Jenn “Magic, as I dragonlsayer, has no intelligence. There’s just so much effortless whimsyas he tosses you headlong into his world with offhand remarks and tantalising namedrops; you have to take it in stride that marzipan is as to alcohol in this world, or asides like this: Today you will have not heard of me Secretly harbouring a dragonslater to tell his own stories rather than help other people tell their’s, Jasper started writing inand spent eleven years secretly writing novel after novel as he strove to find a style of his own that was a no-man Fforde began his career in the film industry, and for nineteen years held a variety of posts on such movies as Goldeneye, The Mask of Zorro and Entrapment.