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The Last Dragonslayer (edition 2010)

by Jasper Fforde

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Title:The Last Dragonslayer
Authors:Jasper Fforde
Info:Hodder & Stoughton (2010), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 281 pages
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The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

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It almost didn't feel like a fantasy at all. That is, it was full of the stressors of the real world, like problems at work, a failing industry, tricky politics, tedious paperwork, commercialism, war, devious people, etc. The magical bits seemed incidental.

I am going to read the next book mostly because the Quarkbeast was endearing. ( )
  mrsrobin | Jun 24, 2017 |
Very fun, a bit simpler Jasper Fforde than the Thursday next series, but still very fun! ( )
  shaunesay | Jun 21, 2017 |
Jasper Fforde's new YA series, about a 16 year old girl who runs a magical business/hotel for magicians, soothsayers, and other magical folk, is fantastic. What makes this story even more glorious is Fforde's ability to pitch perfect catch a 16 year old and make her a strong protagonist without resorting to cliches or tropes.

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  byshieldmaiden | Jan 17, 2017 |
I loved Jasper Fforde's other literate and quirky series, so, while waiting for the latest Thursday Next novel to be available on audio for commuting, I tried this one. It starts a little slow, as Fforde takes his time establishing characters and setting. But by 30 pages in or so, it's becoming another funny, rollicking good time in the Fforde tradition, with literary allusion more appropriate to the younger audience, plenty of sarcasm and lots of quirky magic. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy/magical novels that don't take themselves too seriously. ( )
  kaitanya64 | Jan 3, 2017 |
An amusement ... not the bald, literary humor/satire of either the Thursday Next or Nursery Crime series of Japser FForde's, but closer to a "real" fantasy novel. Nevertheless, there is some wry humor and after getting indoctrination into various aspects of the unUnitedKingdom, a decent read and an engaging finish. [Of course, best bit was buying this from UK before he even found a US publisher.] ( )
  rsilbe | Dec 19, 2016 |
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For Stella Morrel
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"Quark," said the Quarkbeast.

"Did we really have to bring the beast?" Full Price asked me.

"It jumped in the car when I opened the door."

The Quarkbeast yawned, revealing several rows of razor-sharp fangs. Despite his placid nature, the beast's ferocious appearance almost guaranteed that no one ever completely shrugged off the possibility that he might try to take a chunk out of them when they weren't looking. If the Quarkbeast was aware of this, it didn't show. Indeed, he might have been so unaware that he wondered why people always ran away screaming.

"Quark," said the Quarkbeast.

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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"--

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