September 9, 2012

The Last Dragonslayer

cover image of The Last Dragonslayer
Jasper Fforde

In his first novel for young adults, best-selling author Fforde introduces 15-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange who runs Kazam, an agency for underemployed magicians. As magic fades from the world, Jennifer has trouble keeping her agency afloat. Once sorcerers had the ear of the king, but now the best they can do is magically unclog drains, deliver pizza or rewire homes. Then the visions begin, predicting the end of the world and the death of the world's last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. Jennifer realizes that everything could change for Kazam and herself because something is coming—and that something is Big Magic!