: The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 ( ): Jasper Fforde: Books. George Webster in The Last Dragonslayer () Richard E. Grant and Ellise is based upon the fantasy novel of the same name written by Jasper Fforde. Jasper Fforde’s first work for a younger generation of readers: do they predict the death of the Last Dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer.

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Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and chewing the end of a pencil.

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On the plus side, she has a Rolls Royce. He tries very hard. Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers.

Fforde is good at pointing out human flaws, especially greed, and putting Jennifer at odds with her king makes for good conflict. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

If I could I would quote the entire chapter. Having said that, the best thing about the worldbuilding for me was Fforde’s system of magic – I’m a sucker for a good magic system, especially if it’s explained well, with great lashings of plausible pseudoscience.


Very typical of Fforde, who is seriously, the funniest guy.

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Fforde knows his worlds, and it’s amazing because The Last Dragonslayer ‘s world is different from his other works — is there no end to this guy’s imagination? I searched for all his books after that and declared him my favorite, making me read more because of all his literary references. I loved the humor and most of dragknslayer book and it was quirky and fun and imaginative and well put together.

I will just have to see what I think of it in a few weeks’ time. View all 6 comments. At A Glance Genre: Apparently book three has been out since and I never knew. Fforde takes the average “orphan with destiny” plot and turns it on its head. Lady Mawgon Amelia Crouch In addition to the solid world building, the characters are also very real and wacky, with very fun names to boot! There will be four titles in the series: I can honestly say it’s all that I like about Fforde’s style with some fun new stuff tossed in.

It doesn’t feel light, or spontaneous – it took an embarassing amount of time for me to stop thinking, “Yes, well done, I see what you did there,” and actually get around to enjoying it. This is a middle grade book but it reads a lot more mature.


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View all 11 comments. An adult should be able to finish the book in about a day. I’d happily read it to my kid, or be pleased to see him reading it for himself.

Young Jennifer Strange Drabonslayer Crowden More fun information on all things Strange in Jasper Fforde’s website. Before I even got to know John Green, Jasper Fforde is the first author that can do no wrong in my book. The story begins with year-old Jennifer Strange, who is filling in for the missing manager, Mr.

And from there it gets worse. In a fantasy world where magic is being superseded by technology, an orphaned teen discovers her destiny to become a dragonslayer. There were things I wish I understood better during the reading of this book.