The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
(Hodder and Stoughton, 2010)

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 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 . . .

Reviews

Jasper Fforde has one of those effervescent imaginations that never throws in one joke when he can fit in two or three, but he also has a provocatively serious purpose. He creates his mad but logical parallel version of the Welsh Marches with loving detail.”
- The Independent
Fforde's foray into children's books will delight readers who like their fantasy with a dash of silliness.”
- Publishers Weekly, starred review
Fantasy readers with a taste for the silly should appreciate the subverted tropes.”
- Kirkus
Thoroughly entertaining . . . readers will easily sit back and enjoy the fun.”
- Booklist