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"With 'The Last Dragonslayer' fans of Jasper Fforde's best-selling 'Thursday Next' and 'Nursery Crime' series will be delighted that Fforde's talent for world-building, his skewed sense of humor and his searing satire come through full force."
—New York Times Book Review
“Features the same delightful mix of magic and everyday absurdity that characterizes [Fforde’s] other books. . . . Readers both young and adult will get hours of pleasure visiting these Ununited Kingdoms.”
—NPR Books, online review
"Fforde's foray into children's books will delight readers who like their fantasy with a dash of silliness.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Humor abounds, but so does heart, as readers are introduced to a heroine who is practical, smart, and true."
—School Library Journal, starred review
"Fforde's fantasy is smart, funny, and abundantly imaginative in its critique of commercial culture. . . . Reminiscent of Pratchett in tone, this is nevertheless Fforde’s own creature entirely—and entirely satisfying.”
“Fantasy readers with a taste for the silly should appreciate the subverted tropes.”
"Thoroughly entertaining . . . readers will easily sit back and enjoy the fun.”
Great book, very interesting plot, and memorable characters.
A foundling (orphan), Jennifer was apprenticed to The Great Zambini, a wizard who runs a company, the Kazam agency, that hires out magical technicians.
This new book is geared towards young adults however any and all should pick up this light read.
Not as good as the Thursday Next books - but maybe I am prejudiced toward Thursday Next. Also, this is a childrens book.
In this story magic is fading... Read more
Always entertaining I picked up this one too kill some time and fell in love with a new fforde ffunny book!Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed it almost as much as his Nursery Crimes and Thursday Next books.
Anyone who enjoys smart, funny fantasy of any age will love this.
I have read and enjoyed Fforde's previous books, and this title did not disappoint. It was a quick fun read filled with interesting characters and plot twists. Highly recommended!Published 2 months ago by JJade
In the tradition of Terry Pratchett, this is a good start to a series about an intelligent girl doing her best to corral a group of magicians (what do we call a group of magicians? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Book Addict
If you're a fan of Jasper Fforde's other books you'll love this. Fantasy, humor and dragons with a nifty twist at the end.Published 2 months ago by Bobbi Spofford