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  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Hodder & Stoughton

The Last Dragonslayer: Last Dragonslayer Book 1

Jasper Fforde

8 Reviews

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Last Dragonslayer, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

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 . . .

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Praise for The Last Dragonslayer: Last Dragonslayer Book 1

  • The Last Dragonslayer is an inventive young adult fantasy featuring an independent heroine, an endearing supporting cast and stacks of action and humour. - The Age

  • Action 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

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Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the New York Times bestseller list with The Eyre Affair in 2001. Since then he has written another fifteen novels, including the Number One Sunday Times bestseller One of our Thursdays is Missing, and the Last Dragonslayer series, adapted for television by Sky.

Fforde lives and works in his adopted nation of Wales.

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