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The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the The Chronicles of Kazam series.

Staff Reviews

Monty Python comes to the middle-grade novel. Magic is draining from the world and magicians are getting testy. They’re a lot harder to manage these days, and 15-year-old Jennifer, former foundling and current head of Kazan Mystic Arts Management (levitating carpets for cleaning purposes and pizza delivery, etc.; general magic-for-hire) has her hands full. And that’s before she’s elevated to the position of the Last Dragonslayer— particularly since the Last Dragon is such a quirky, lovely character. Clever, imaginative, and silly; for Terry Pratchett fans.

— Ga


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.

About the Author

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.
Twitter: @jasperfforde
Instagram: @jasperfforde

Praise For…

"Fforde's forady into children's books will delight readers who like their fantasy with a dash of silliness."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Fantasy readers with a taste for the silly should appreciate the subverted tropes."--Kirkus


 "Thoroughly entertaining . . . readers will easily sit back and enjoy the fun."--Booklist


"Fforde's fantasy is smart, funny, and abundantly imaginative in its critique of commercial culture."--Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544104716
ISBN-10: 0544104714
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2013
Pages: 306
Language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Kazam
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Last Updated At: 9/23/2020 08:40am