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by Elizabeth Jasicki,Jasper Fforde


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Published October 2nd 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. Elizabeth Jasicki (Narrator).

Published October 2nd 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. Hardcover, 287 pages. Die letzte Drachentöterin (Chronicles of Kazam, Published February 12th 2015 by Bastei Lübbe (one by Lübbe). Hardcover, 256 pages.

The Last Dragonslayer Jasper Fforde Sınırlı önizleme - 2012. Jasper Fforde is the internationally best-selling author of the Chronicles of Kazam, the Thursday Next mysteries, and the Nursery Crime books. The Last Dragonslayer Jasper Fforde Önizleme Yok - 2013. Last Dragonslayer Jasper Fforde Önizleme Yok - 2013. Tümünü görüntüle . Sık kullanılan terimler ve kelime öbekleri. The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam 1. cilt/The Chronicles of Kazam.

One of the books recommended to me was Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, which is currently in my TBR pile. On a Book Riot podcast though, one of the podcasters stated- I think the Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde is just as good if not much better than Riordan's books. I had read some Fforde, but didn't know he wrote a YA series, so I immediately downloaded it and read it. Was it worth it? Hint- Super yes! The story is about Jennifer Strange who.

Jasper Fforde is the internationally best-selling author of the Chronicles of Kazam, the Thursday Next mysteries .

Jasper Fforde is the internationally best-selling author of the Chronicles of Kazam, the Thursday Next mysteries, and the Nursery Crime books. One of the books recommended to me was Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, which is currently in my TBR pile.

The Last Dragonslayer Series. 4 primary works, 4 total works.

Also by Jasper Fforde. The last dragonslayer. Running Kazam Mystical Arts Management was less about spells and enchantments and more about bureaucracy and diplomacy – working with those versed in the magical Arts was sometimes like trying to herd cats. First published in Great Britain in 2010 by Hodder & Stoughton. An Hachette UK company. The job at King’s Pyon was too big for Price and Moobin alone, so I’d had to coax Lady Mawgon into making up the shortfall. She thought this sort of work beneath her, but like all of them, was realistic. Kazam was almost broke, and we badly needed the cash.

The series is set in the Kazam Universe. In the good old days, magic was indispensable-it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery.

Written by Jasper Fforde, Audiobook narrated by Elizabeth Jasicki. The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1. By: Jasper Fforde. Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki. Series: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1. Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins. Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy.

The Last Dragonslayer is set in a fantastic, magical version of Britain. The tone of this book will be familiar to anyone who's read Jasper Fforde's absurdist fantasies for adults, but it's not a tone that translates particularly well to the YA market. Although the novel offers little insight into the realities of modern-day England, its playful, jokey prose provides a smattering of literary stimulation. The characters are all very much sticklers for the rules, whether in regard to magic or politics or household chores. Digressive and discursive, The Last Dragonslayer seems to take forever to drop into gear.

35% off. Elizabeth Jasicki Jasper Fforde is the internationally best-selling author of the Chronicles of Kazam, the Thursday Next mysteries, and the Nursery Crime books. Fforde's forady into children's books will delight readers who like their fantasy with a dash of silliness. Fantasy readers with a taste for the silly should appreciate the subverted tropes. Thoroughly entertaining. readers will easily sit back and enjoy the fu. -Booklist.

In the good old days, magic was indispensable; it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets have been reduced to pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam Mystical Arts Management, an employment agency for magicians ― but it’s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If that’s true, everything will change for Kazam ― and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.

Comments: (7)

Trash
As I stated in my last book review, I have been on a roll recently with YA novels thanks to some really helpful recommendations. One of the books recommended to me was Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, which is currently in my TBR pile. On a Book Riot podcast though, one of the podcasters stated- I think the Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde is just as good if not much better than Riordan's books. I had read some Fforde, but didn't know he wrote a YA series, so I immediately downloaded it and read it. Was it worth it? Hint- Super yes!

The story is about Jennifer Strange who is an orphaned indentured servant and current acting director of Kazam. Kazam utilizes magicians, who are no longer the power agents they once were, to now help people with their plumbing problems, wiring problems, finding lost things, etc. Strange keeps things running and helps the magicians keep their egos in check, even when at least one of them feels superior to Strange.

Strange has two more years with Kazam before she is thrust out into the real world and is now in charge of training her possible replacement Tiger, also an orphan and indentured servant. As she is training Tiger, some of the magicians tell her they have had a premonition that the last dragon is about to die on Sunday by the hands of a dragon slayer. Should the dragon die, the dragon lands are open to the other kingdoms and all out war will happen. Strange, it turns out, is the last slayer and must do her duty or face severe consequences.

The premise of the unlikely hero is one that we have read before several times, but Fforde plays with that a bit. Strange isn't just an unlikely hero, but the unlikeliest of unlikely heroes. She is sarcastic to a fault, is a servant, yet understands the power of her actions, should she decide to do her duty.

Fforde's characters are the charm of this book. All of his characters are developed well and full of life. The magicians Strange interacts with are all so much fun and just a joy to be with. Strange herself is placed in a no win situation and to see how she contemplates what to do without changing her character was just great.

This isn't just a great book for teens, but this is a great book for all ages. Yes, there are some "simple" aspects of this book, but it is still worth the read. I gave this one 4.5 stars.
Fohuginn
The Last Dragonslayer, is another amazing `trip.' Somehow Fforde is able to mingle the ordinary with the extraordinary, and he's a wiz at it. This book is no different than his others. My first experience with Fforde was The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime. In that book nothing in our nursery rhyme memories is sacred. We meet Detective Jack Spratt and Sergeant Mary Mary. Then there's The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime. Who pushed Humpty Dumpty anyway!?

I digress. I was supposed to review The Last Dragonslayer.

In the Ununited Kingdom, Jennifer Strange, an orphan from the Blessed Sisterhood of the Lobster (yes, that's where she's from), has been put in charge of Kazam. Kazam is an employment agency for magicians. Seems really bazaar, but wait there's more! It gets more bazaar. Pizzas are delivered on magic carpets. There's Tiger Prawn, Jennifer's assistant, there's the Transient Moose, who just sort of shows up wherever he likes. Then there's the Quarkbeast, and the dragon Maltcassion, of course, and there are many others. Don't for a minute think that all Fforde's silliness, satire and puns are for naught. Not in the least. There are a number of moral issues embedded in the story. Some messages relate to big business, others point directly to environmental issues. We also see a lesson about getting along with each other (an age old problem). You'll recognize your own world, but it will be slanted and twisted while the message somehow shines through. All and all, this is another wonderful story woven by the phantasmagorical mind of Jasper Fforde. Don't miss it, just for the fun of it.
Gralsa
As a mother of three terrific, now adult, sons I have been introduced to some really great young adult books. The guys are big fantasy fans and they have introduced me to some of their favorites. That is how I came to Brandon Sanderson, Ursula LeGuin, Megan Whalen Turner, and Patrick Rothfuss and learned not to skip over books that are labeled young adult. I introduced them to the Eyre Affair after they had to read Jane Eyre as school assignments. It was that book that made me a fan of Jasper Fforde. Let me start by saying that I like most of Jasper Fforde's books. I laughed out loud on an airplane reading The Eyre Affair. I did tire of that series and I barely touched the nursery rhyme books. But I really enjoyed the Last Dragonslayer and the Song of the Quarkbeast, its second installment. Both are clever and entertaining. Mr. Fforde plunges the reader into a fantastic society with magic on the wane (or on the rise, depending). I like that he does not feel that he has to explain every created word or elements of quasi "techno-babble". Explanations would be tedious and his writing is clever enough that the reader does not get lost. None of it is real, but it is interesting and amusing. I will not give a plot summary, because that would spoil things for you. This book is suitable for a bright young adult reader. I say, bright, not because the writing is ponderous or complicated, but because the humor is witty and it takes some level of maturity to "get" all of it. Our young heroine, a foundling is likeable and very resourceful and those factors would probably add to its appeal to young adults. She works hard, does not whine and takes a practical problem-solving approach to most of the crisis that arise. She does seem to be the only mature person sometimes and that would also appeal to young readers. The book is light and quirky, but it manages to avoid being silly even when it approaches the absurd. I think that takes great talent and precision in a writer. So to sum up with a list of adjectives, the book is fast-paced, humorous, witty, and entertaining. My book group has been meeting for almost 25 years. This book would not be the kind of book that could be a book group selection for us because there is so little to talk about. Not every book is a book group book. This is not a book that will change my life; however, it was fun and worth the purchase price and reading time. I will be looking for a third installment.
The Last Dragonslayer (The Chronicles of Kazam) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Elizabeth Jasicki,Jasper Fforde
ISBN: 1455860166
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Library edition (February 5, 2013)