: 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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All the wizards and stuff that live there are so fun! Overall the plot wasn’t as fleshed out as I would like, but it felt like Jasper Fforde had a lot of fun writing this and I certainly had a lot of fun reading it.

A reader who is not afraid to believe in las 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.

It has the same feel as the Thusday Next books. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your ffore. Maybe the rest of the series sorts this out?

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This is a book for younger readers, but that I, technically an adult, really quite enjoyed Plus, the language and humour is exactly the type that I could picture reading out loud to a kid, with the occasional tough word to help broaden their vocabulary.

There was no tension, not a fgorde problem or struggle. Jaspe will just have to see what I think of it in a few weeks’ time. 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.


Open Preview See a Problem? What’s a foundling like Jennifer to do now? Jan 16, Melissa McShane rated it really liked it Shelves: If I could I would quote the entire chapter. This book had everything I loved about Jasper Fforde. The setting is almost like modern Britain, except that it lst split into a number of small states.

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Oct 31, Sara Marks rated it really liked it. We need to use cookies to do this. Then a lot of the plottwists came out the the blue at the end and were weird and I didn’t care. Maltcassion and Jennifer tge the human race and its many failures, like the failure to discover the varieties of floon beetle, one of which turns itself inside out for fun.

The story involves a young plucky intelligent orphan who helps run Kazam which is an agency of magicians. But work is drying up. 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 Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I now know what me next two reads are going to be! Dragonslzyer am excited jaspeer read more by Jasper Fforde. Lists with This Book. I loved the first half? Warning, this book may possibly garner you strange looks if you decide to read it on a bus, a subway, or a coffee shop due to random bouts of sniggering, chuckling, and outright guffawing.

That doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t like it if you weren’t in that range. He does things on purpose. I loved the idea of magic “fading” from society. It’s story is it’s own and borrows nothing from anyone. So very, very, very good!

The Last Dragonslayer Series by Jasper Fforde

Want to Read saving…. The style is similar to his Thursday Next and Nursery Crimes series, but the assumptions and world-rules are very different. I was so glad to have a bit of Jasper Ffore to dargonslayer.


Discussion for The Last Dragonslayer 6 34 Jul 22, What is a Quarkbeast you may ask? You can tell that Fforde just has so much fun with words and puns.

The Eye of Zoltar Details. Jennifer herself is only 15 16 in two weeksbut is exceptionally mature for her age. Jennifer Strange, foundling, temporary caretaker of Kazam Mystical Arts Management, and non-magical being, is two weeks shy of her sixteenth birthday when she learns she is, in fact, the Last Dragonslayer it must needs capitals to differentiate from merely the previous, or last, dragonslayer.

Thursday’s job includes spotting forgeries of Shakespeare’s lost plays, mending holes in narrative plot lines, and rescuing characters who have been kidnapped from literary masterpieces. Fforde takes the average “orphan with destiny” plot and turns it on its head.

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He has yet again created a wondrous, magical story right amid the everyday mundane. P One of Jennifer’s loyal sidekicks, a Quarkbeast is described as: But it’s kind dragonslaer fun and I really enjoyed most of it, so That’s not why Fforde did it, but still, he did it.

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If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam—and for Jennifer. Welcome to the Last Dragonslayer mini-site. I love Jasper Fforde’s novels for adults, and if I happen to love the Thursday Next series and merely like the Nursery Crime series, then love trumps like and I can still say that I love his books.

Fans of Thursday Next will enjoy it whatever their age — www.