: 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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For those unfortunate souls among you jaser have not yet discovered his genius, please imagine the literary offspring from the unholy union of Lewis Carroll and Terry Pratchett. However, I’m thinking that rounding it down to three stars fits better than rounding it up, in this case.

It’s story is it’s own and borrows nothing from anyone.

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Maltcassion and Jennifer discuss 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. There were things I wish I understood better during the reading of this book.

I flew through this book. That’s the best way to describe Fforde’s work: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I love Beetles, and the fact that Jennifer owns one makes me a happy human bean.

It doesn’t feel light, or spontaneous – it took an embarassing amount of time for me to stop thinking, “Yes, lats done, I see what ffordee did there,” and actually get around to enjoying it. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Maybe the rest of the series sorts this out?


The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde. The villains were annoying all the way to the end, but that doesn’t mean they were less hilarious.

This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [how does there end up to be only one dragon if fro everyone dies cragonslayer is created?

It was a something that comes one in twenty lifetimes and changes everything for the good – or bad. P One of Jennifer’s loyal sidekicks, a Quarkbeast is described as: Well, I could tell you but that would ruin some of the best lines in the book, so you’ll just have to read for yourself.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. He’s one of those authors whose books I know I can get lost in easily whenever I need something to escape without the additional mental strain of having to figure out their world every now and then. It is easy to go with the flow; it takes a person of singular courage to go against it.

All of the characters are original, comical and interesting, but the reader learns dragonslyaer about them.

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Fans of Thursday Next will enjoy it whatever their age — www. Not only did they predict the death of the Last Dragon by a Dragonslayer, they also suggest that I might have something to do with it.

Videos About This Book. It is also available as an Enhanced Editions iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad application containing the audiobook synchronised to the full text. Okay I took some time away for a bit and Drgaonslayer think I figured out the problem, which is that I was rea Hmm.

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This author has a new fan: 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.

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Feb 06, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: He tries very hard. Sons of the Blood Robyn Young. For all the history lsat get of magic, dragons and other creatures that aren’t as important, Fforde fails to explains some important things adequately.

This, lovely novel, supposed to be for the young adult crowd, but I am an old curmudgeon and liked it, is pretty cool. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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This was a child’s book, honestly. Recommended to Beverly by: Feb 24, Patrick rated it really liked it.

The protagonist, Jennifer Strange, a 15 year old orphan, does not begin her quest until page – almost exactly halfway through the book.