Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in the magic release form B1-7g. But somewhere, somehow, the magic started draining away.
Jennifer Strange runs Kazam!, an employment agency for state-registered magicians, soothsayers and sorceresses. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper and quicker than a spell. Why trust a cold and drafty magic carpet when jetliners offer a comfy seat and an in-flight movie? And now potions are eligible for VAT...
But then the visions start. The Last Dragon is going to be killed by a Dragonslayer at 12.00 on Sunday. The death will unleash untold devastation on the UnUnited Kingdom, setting principality against dukedom and property developer against homesteader. And all the signs are pointing to Jennifer Strange, and saying"Big Magic is coming!"
The Last Dragonslayer is fizzing with all the creativity and genius Jasper Fforde's fans delight in, and will appeal as much to the young at heart as to the younger readers for whom it is written.

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton 
Number of Pages: 283
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Dee Dee, age 12

The Last Dragonslayer is a book that though has a very slow and confusing beginning, eventually becomes fairly exciting. The concept of magic in this book is somewhat hard to understand and seems too complicated. You never get a description of the character so you don’t know how to envision her actions which is something that I enjoy when reading. Some people may enjoy this book but for me it was all a bit complicated.

This book is on shelves now

Happy reading! 
Dee Dee, age 12

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