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Delightful ya tale of an indentured foundling trying to keep a magical talent agency running in a world rapidly losing its magic.

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. P One of Jennifer’s loyal sidekicks, a Quarkbeast is described as: This book won’t cure cancer or grant world peace, but it’s as excellent a diversion from sickness and war as one can hope for.

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Sep 26, Leslie rated it really liked it Shelves: Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. I liked this book. Generation Next Oli White. Up until she hears a premonition about the last dragon dying. People from around the country and globe start lining up on the borders ready to pounce. Two people tried to kill me, I was threatened with jail, had sixteen offers of marriage and was outlawed by King Snodd.

All the wizards and stuff that live there are so fun! Before I even got to know John Green, Jasper Fforde is the first author that can do no wrong in my book. I’d happily read it to my kid, or be pleased to see him reading it for himself. Jun 22, Donna rated it liked it Shelves: Not that they were badly doneper se, but I had a bit of a hard time digesting them.


The plot is well-paced and the repercussions of Jennifer assuming her new role all make sense. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On the plus side, she has a Rolls Royce.

I wish the story had started on page and gone into much more detail about the conflict among the empires and the conflict between the dragons and the humans. Ahhh, I’d forgotten how much I love Fforde’s worldbuilding. You’ll find out more in Song of the Quarkbeast. The Last Dragonslayer is a good YA novel with a simplistic plot best suited for younger teens, but a whimsical style and satirical humor that is probably way over their heads.

Secretly harbouring a desire to tell his own stories rather than help other people tell their’s, Jasper started writing inand spent eleven years secretly writing novel after novel as he strove to find a style of his own that was a no-mans-land somewhere between the warring factions of Literary and Absurd.

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The villains were annoying all the way to the end, but that drwgonslayer mean they were less hilarious. I never felt Jennifer was really 15 years old.

View high res cover image. By the end of the book, that dragon is going to die.

It is true that her main adversary in her job is a dragon lady, and it is also true that the only other women magic users that we see are a bit senile. Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! The world of The Last Dragon Slayer is in the sense of technology, politics, corporate manipulations, people’s entitlement, etc. I’m off to Audible for part 2. Audible Download Audio Books. So it’s a surprise when the visions start.


This is something adults can read with teens and enjoy. View all 8 comments. She has no idea why, no fighting skills, has never seen a dragon, and has no experience dealing with corrupt, greedy dishonest people who come out in droves when word gets out lasf she is the chosen one. There are details about each book, places to order it, and in the Special Features section, a host of extra information about Jennifer’s world. I can’t stress that enough.

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. Our Authors See all Authors. Use the HTML below. In January Fforde published ‘Shades of Grey’, in which a dragons,ayer society struggle to jaeper in a colour-obsessed post-apocalyptic landscape.

The Last Dragonslayer

Jennifer Strange is a fun, plucky protagonist, but she doesn’t have much by way of interiority or internal conflict: Magic has been on a steady decline for years now, and there were less and less jobs for them. In general though, I LOVED most of it, then it got scary, and then I just didn’t know what las do with the ending because it was so sudden and I didn’t care about some of the things.

Like many novels that are the first in a series, The Last Dragonslayer suffers from way too much attention spent on introducing a huge cast of characters most of whom play little or no part in the events of the rising action.


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