The Last Dragonslayer

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 287 pages
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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. Fifteen-year-old foundling 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. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.

 

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Jenny Strange is the manager of Kazam, a pseudo-company pseudo-family where magicians and wizards are hired out for odd jobs to get enough income to stay afloat. In a world where magic is slowly ... Read full review

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This is the first in a series of books for young adults by the ever-so-brilliant Welsh author Jasper Fforde. He sets his books in an alternate universe, this time a balkanized Britain the Ununited ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Practical Magic
1
2 Tiger Prawns
15
3 Zambini Towers
24
4 Kevin Zipp
33
5 About the Mystical Arts
44
6 The Magiclysm
54
7 Mother Zenobia
67
8 The Dragon Problem
78
20 Yogi Baird
184
21 Foundling Trouble
194
22 Conversation with Moobin
203
23 The Duke of Brecon
207
24 Dragonattack
214
25 Mr Hawker
222
26 Maltcassion Again
225
27 Sir Matt Grifflon
235

9 Patrick and the Childcatcher
87
10 Norton and Villiers
93
11 Mutiny
103
12 William of Anorak
113
13 Brian Spalding
119
14 The Dragonlands
134
15 Maltcassion
142
16 Gordon van Gordon
153
17 The Truth about Mr Zambini
161
18 Big Magic
166
19 His Majesty King Snodd IV
172
28 Escape from Zambini Towers
247
29 Back to the Dragonlands
255
30 Noon
267
31 Anger
273
32 The New Order
277
33 The End of the Story
285
Back Flap
289
Back Cover
290
Spine
291
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About the author (2012)

Jasper Fforde is the internationally best-selling author of the Chronicles of Kazam, the Thursday Next mysteries, and the Nursery Crime books. He lives in Wales. Visit his website at www.jasperfforde.com.