: 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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He has yet again created a wondrous, magical story right amid the everyday mundane. The title knows it, I know it, basically the entire cast except Jennifer Strange knows it, and when that dragon dies, his lands will go to the ffode person who claims them.

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The Last Dragonslayer

Feb 24, Patrick rated it really liked it. Also Tiger did nothing at the end which was weird. Anyway, I’m going to let lzst rest for a day or two and start something else. It has stronger age cross over chops than say Harry Potter. This is something adults can read with teens and enjoy. Moobin had prepared for the jo Ahhh, I’d forgotten how much I fdorde Fforde’s worldbuilding. But now magic is fading: She’s super opinionated, strong, smart and funny.

Return to Book Page. The acting is on- point but some of the British humor and bad dialogue through the majority of scenes continues to bring this title to a grinding halt. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The depth of information that is logically presented with a dash of satire and absurdity to make it more palatable just blows my mind.


Did you follow that? Though I suppose my mastiff is as a reasonable facsimile as I’m likely to get. Also, just, how much do I love a plucky foundling running a madcap magical agency filled with misfits, living in a crumbling and enchanted hotel?

A strong female MC! I waffled whether to classify this as middle-grade or YA the lines are so blurred! Fforde does not take dravonslayer magic out of the world, he blends it together. It’s difficult to imagine higher praise or a more precise comp.

Fforde knows his worlds, and it’s amazing because The Last Dragonslayer ‘s world is different from his other works — is there no end to this guy’s imagination? Magic has been on a steady decline for years now, and there were less and less jobs for them. Tom EdgeJasper Fforde writer novel. I will just have to see what I think of it in a few weeks’ time.

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Powerful wizards who once controlled the weather now did home improvements, plumbing and wiring, drain unblocking and mole charming I run Kazaman employment agency for sorcerers.

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Simply put, Jasper Fforde is brilliant. Not only do they predict the death of Description: And I even sort-of liked the silly, feel-good ending. I love Jasper Fforde’s novels ffordd adults, and if I happen to love the Thursday Next series and merely like the Nursery Crime series, then love trumps like and I can still say that I love his books.


In conclusion this is a decent film if you have time to waste but not something that is on my watch again list. Feb 06, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: So magic is back-ish?

The Last Dragonslayer – Wikipedia

If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam—and for Jennifer. And she is supposed to slay a dragon.

It is set in an alternate world in which magic is real, but has become weakened and is also being replaced by modern technology. 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 Bg. All of the characters are original, comical and interesting, but the reader learns little about th 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.

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.

One tiny thing that cracked me up was the marzipan.