: 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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I can honestly say it’s all that I like about Fforde’s style with some fun new stuff tossed in. The Last Dragonslayer Details. P One of Jennifer’s loyal sidekicks, a Quarkbeast is described as: View all 14 comments. Everything is like the present day except for the magic.

And she handles it with a mostly cool head and tact. There is magic, Dragons, Quarkbeasts, Trolls and more.

Fforde does not take his magic out of the world, he blends it together. More fun information on all things Strange in Jasper Fforde’s website. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [how does there end up to be only one dragon dragnslayer fro everyone dies two is created? Anyway, I’m going to let it rest for a day or two and start something else. I will just hte to see what I think of it in a few weeks’ time.

Quotes dragonslayrr The Last Dragonsl We get up close and personal with Greed and other not so nice aspects of human nature. Fforde is good at pointing out human flaws, especially greed, and putting Jennifer at odds with her king makes for good conflict. The best bits of the book are when Jennifer meets the dragon that she is supposed to slay. View all 11 comments. They ,too, were quirky. Not that they were badly doneper se, but I had a bit of a hard time digesting them. It’s difficult to imagine higher praise or a more precise comp.


This was a cute little read! And I even sort-of liked the silly, feel-good vragonslayer.

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Welcome to the club, Fforde. 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. I want a Quarkbeast.

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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: He uses fantasy and whimsy to show the world and mock it.

I loved the new world that was unfolding of magic and dragons. But it’s kind of fun and I really enjoyed most of it, so I’m not sure if this is a standalone novel or if it would become a series, but I definitely wouldn’t mind if this becomes a series.


Will somebody please give me a book with good set-up and actual war-related wranglings? There were so many weird names, and so many random details that I had no clue what was going on for a long time. Up until she hears a premonition about the last dragon dying. The Road to High Saffron.

Jul 26, Jewels Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: But that’s another review! They both hail from the Sisterhood of the Lobster, you see.

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I’m still trying to process these out-of-the-blue plot twists. Videos About This Book. He tries very hard. Read by Jane Collingwood: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ahoy there me mateys! It has stronger age cross over chops than say Harry Potter. I hope I get that in the next one. While trying to dragonslayed a struggling employment agency for magicians in a land where the demand for magic is dwindling, Jennifer discovers she is the chosen Last Dragonslayer.

The plot is well-paced and the repercussions of Jennifer assuming her new role all make sense.

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