The Last Dragonslayer

The Last Dragonslayer

Book - 2012
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"Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer--and Big Magic"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780547738475
0547738471
Characteristics: 287 p. ; 22 cm

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ChristchurchTeens May 21, 2020

In the good old days, magic was indispensable. But now magic is fading: Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, 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 the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam—and for Jennifer.

daniellevk_0 Oct 12, 2019

I like novels about dragons and magic and this is exactly what it has. The character is a strong 16 year old girl, Jennifer, who has to take over and manage a business and take on crabby wizards and sorcerers. Magic is dying but something big is about to happen with the last dragon prophesied to die. With the death, everybody wants the riches that would come after. Jennifer gets roped and pulled into getting down to it and sees it differently than most people. She has to overcome obstacles the king and many others makes her go through. It is a fun read about a girl discovering magic and dragons and falling into a world where she tries to do the right thing and uncovers the truth and how things and events really are.

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JackPurcell
Nov 03, 2016

Another fun book by Jasper Fforde in his life after Tuesday Next

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arhall88
Apr 28, 2016

I absolutely adored this book. Its fun. Its quirky.

rachael21509 Dec 23, 2015

I very much enjoyed this book, as it has all of the elements I look for - a strong female lead, adventure/fantasy, and humor!

violet_porcupine_28 Jul 05, 2015

this is such a good book! I can't wait to read the next one.

CRRL_CraigG Jun 26, 2015

Jennifer Strange was just your ordinary foundling girl, helping to run a magical business in which wizards specialize in plumbing, speedy organ delivery, and getting cats down from trees. As you can see, magic is no longer held in as high regard as it used to be. Oh, and they just lost the organ delivery contract.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/last_dragonslayer_fforde

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rslade
Aug 30, 2014

I still like this book, quite a lot, but Fforde does seem to be getting formulaic ...

JCLAmyF Jul 22, 2014

This unique heroine is business-minded and well-spoken. The world is inventive, pun-tastic and amusing. The other characters are diverse and strangely compelling. A very unique read for tweens and teens who like fantasy.

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tocch101
Jul 31, 2013

A really fun read, as per usual. The characters are fun and quirky, while the world makes you feel like you know it really well, but not well enough to figure out every thing. Looking forward to the next one.

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