Ffordes classic structure satisfies in the way that all good fairy stories do. Utterly riduculous, of course, but i do want stories that take me out of the everyday and mundane. Read the last dragonslayer last dragonslayer book 1 by jasper fforde available from rakuten kobo. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Jasper ffordes first novel to be published was the eyre affair, which was published in 2001. Jasper fforde author jasper fforde is the internationally bestselling author of the chronicles of kazam, the thursday next mysteries, and the nursery crime books. I do hope our dragon slayer, and many of the other characters all come back in some future book. The last dragonslayer 2010 the song of the quarkbeast 2011 the eye of zoltar 20. Less mind twisting than some of mr ffordes concepts.
The last dragonslayer by jasper fforde thoughts become. Goliath corporation jasper fforde goliath corporation. But thats just the setting for the last dragonslayer, a clever and bitingly satirical fantasy about the girl destined to kill the last dragon in the world. Jasper fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the new york times bestseller list with the. Fifteenyearold jennifer strange runs kazam, an employment agency for magicians but it s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. I finished reading the thursday next series by jasper fforde a while ago and i thought it was brilliant. The last dragonslayer by jasper fforde thoughts become words. If youve read and loved those books and shades of grey and the nursery crime series, you may be interested to know hes started a young adult fantasy series.
The last dragonslayer,by jasper fforde, introduces jennifer strange, a 15yearold foundling who is indentured until the age of 18 at kazam, an employment agency for sorcerors, wizards and other magical types such as carpeteers those who operate flying carpets. The last dragonslayer is a good ya novel with a simplistic plot best suited for younger teens, but a whimsical style and satirical humor that is probably way over their heads. The last dragonslayer jasper fforde 9780547738475 netgalley. Jasper fforde was born on january 11, 1961 in london, england.
The mighty shandar, the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, returns to the ununited kingdoms. Ffordes ripping yarn of magic in decline mashes up the usual spellsandbeasts motif with a satire on corporate cash and tabloid values. Details on my zoltar competition page subscribe to my twitter feed to receive updates. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the last dragonslayer. Jasper fforde books, ebooks, audiobooks, biography barnes. We visit some of the locations that appear in the book, and. With an overdrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for ataglance information about availability. The last dragonslayerseries overdrive rakuten overdrive. The last dragonslayer was original, engaging, page turning and a delight. Because of covid19 precautions, we are currently limiting book orders to one item per order to ensure that our warehouse team can work safely. The setting is almost like modern britain, except that it is split into a number of small states. The reason why i chose to read this book was because i was given it by a dear friend who said. He is known for his work on the saint 1997, goldeneye 1995 and the mask of. Fforde is known mainly for his thursday next novels.
In the ununited kingdoms whose names and political inclinations presumably hold more meaning than their united counterparts, nearly 16yearold foundling jennifer strange think indentured servant with pluck has taken over running kazam, one of. In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic. Orphan jennifer strange, a practical teenager, runs kazam mystical arts management with eccentric magicians who create irregular spells. Jasper fforde takes potshots at government, media, corporations and the like, but the heart of the story is in an ordinary girl who is faced with an impossible choice.
He is known for his work on the saint 1997, goldeneye 1995 and the mask of zorro 1998. He has published two books in the loosely connected nursery crime series, and has published the first books of two additional independent series, the last dragonslayer and. Some of his most popular books are the eyre affair the first book in the thursday next series, the last dragonslayer the first book in the kazam series, and the big over easy the first book in the. Dragonslayer iv, where we conclude the adventures of jennifer strange. The last dragonslayer popped into my head almost fully formed after a gruelling. Suddenly the last dragonslayer is predicted to slay the last dragon, maltcassion, and jennifer discovers to her chagrin that she has been chosen, preordained it seems, to do the job. The last dragonslayer does a lovely job of simplifying, for the ya audience, ffordes madcap ideas, while still retaining bite and passion. His writing uses a lot of wordplay, metafiction, parody and are scripted in a tight manner. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. The last dragonslayer is a fantasy novel by jasper fforde. Nov 22, 2010 fforde s classic structure satisfies in the way that all good fairy stories do.
Coming to television this christmas from sky1 in the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form b17g. While thursday next lives in a parallel universe, the last dragonslayer is set in a world of myths, illusions and modern magic. In the ununited kingdoms whose names and political inclinations presumably hold more meaning than their united counterparts, nearly 16yearold foundling jennifer strange think indentured servant with pluck has taken over running kazam, one of the last. Last dragonslayer book 1 the last dragonslayer series english edition ebook. Aimed at the young adult reader, the heroine is an almost16yearold foundling raised by the blessed ladies of the lobster, jennifer strange. He lives and works in wales and has a passion for aviation. It is set in an alternate world in which magic is real, but has become weakened and is also being replaced by modern technology. Clearly, he didnt solve the dragon problem, and must return his fee. They are noted for their literary allusions, wordplay and tight plots.
Any recommendations on books that read like jasper fforde. Preorder early riser paperback for july 11th release. This book is now written, and looks to be not the final book in the series, but the third of four. This and its companion uk edition will carry a first signed stamp and be. Review of jasper ffordes the last dragonslayer the book stop. Jan 01, 2010 in the last dragonslayer, jennifer strange if you can picture thursday next without quite as much cynicism, and with a way better pet is a foundling who looks after wizards in an alternative herefordshire that borders on the lands of a dragon. Apr 21, 2012 if youve read nothing by jasper fforde, go out and find the eyre affair. Jasper fforde, author of the last dragonslayer books. If youve read nothing by jasper fforde, go out and find the eyre affair. Authors with similar writing style to jasper fforde. Ill be working on this during the 2nd half of 2019, so hopefully late 2020 publication, or early 2021.
Book 6 adobe epub ebook 6 cover image of the last dragonslayer. The way the author, jasper fforde, weaves the words of his writing is just amazing. Novelist, screenwriter, columnist and short story writer michael chabon was born may 24, 1963 in washington, dc. May 27, 2016 the world of the last dragonslayer is one that is very similar to that of thursday next, the heroine of his best known adult fiction series. This is the proper series title according to jasper fforde s personal website, but some american publishers used the series title the chronicles of kazam when republishing these books. A guide for discussion and classroom use the last dragonslayer by jasper fforde new york times bestselling author book summary. New early riser winter consul t shirt now available. In the book, england is reimagined as a fantasy place that combines element of magic with more recognisably real things to create a rich, hybrid world. Last dragonslayer book 1 ebook written by jasper fforde. Oct 04, 2012 the last dragonslayer does a lovely job of simplifying, for the ya audience, fforde s madcap ideas, while still retaining bite and passion.
Review of jasper ffordes the last dragonslayer the book. Coming to television this christmas from sky1 in the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and e. He is best known for writing his thursday next series. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Brock clarke is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently a collection of short stories, the price of the haircut. It was also the start of ffordes thursday next series. After giving up a varied career in the film world, he now lives and writes in wales and has a passion for aviation. The last dragonslayer, jasper fforde shop online for. We visit some of the locations that appear in the book, and event. Readalikes for jasper fforde if you like jasper fforde. The last dragonslayer 2010 the song of the quarkbeast 2011. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the last dragonslayer. Click to read more about the last dragonslayer by jasper fforde. The last dragonslayer, by jasper fforde the independent.
The last dragonslayer by jasper fforde overdrive rakuten. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or. The last dragonslayer ebook by jasper fforde rakuten kobo. In the good old days, magic was indispensableit could bot. Last dragonslayer book 1 the last dragonslayer series kindle edition by fforde, jasper. Adobe epub ebook 3 mb jasper fforde author jasper fforde is the internationally bestselling author of the chronicles of kazam, the thursday next mysteries, and the nursery crime books. Any recommendations on books that read like jasper fforde thursday next series. Like many novels that are the first in a series, the last dragonslayer suffers from way too much attention spent on introducing a huge cast of characters most of whom. In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form b17g. Author jasper fforde talks about his book the last dragonslayer, and takes us on a brief tour of hereford, where the book is set. Jasper is related through marriage to fellow novelist katie fforde.
Readers both young and adult will get hours of pleasure. With his now wellregarded wit and intelligence, jasper fforde tackles a new set of books and a new set of themes, with its own characters and. Jasper fforde fforde has also written the shades of grey series, the nursery crimes series, and the youngadult series the chronicles of kazam. Book the second dragonslayer iv, where we conclude the adventures of jennifer strange.
Jasper fforde talks about the last dragonslayer and. Jasper fforde books, ebooks, audiobooks, biography. Fforde s first novel, the eyre affair, was published in 2001. The last dragonslayer is very different from other fforde novels but at the same time unmistakably his.
Jasper fforde is an english novelist of alternate history and comic fantasy postmodernist novels. The last dragonslayer the last dragonslayer series, book 1 the last dragonslayer by jasper fforde. All about the last dragonslayer series by jasper fforde. Jasper fforde is a british sciencefiction, fantasy, and detective mystery novelist, oftentimes all three at once. The last dragonslayer characters setting conflict place.
The last dragonslayer elibraries manitoba overdrive. Oct 01, 2012 author jasper fforde talks about his book the last dragonslayer, and takes us on a brief tour of hereford, where the book is set. Jasper fforde born 11 january 1961 is a british novelist. In the good old days, magic was indispensableit could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. Next book page detailing what books jasper fforde will be publishing next. Jasper fforde was born in 1961 and spent his early career in the film industry. Jasper fforde is the internationally bestselling author of the chronicles of kazam, the thursday next mysteries, and the nursery crime books. Jasper fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring out of the window and chewing the end of a pencil.
Jennifer is given exhorbitus, a sword so sharp that it cuts carbide as if it was a paper bag, and the dragonslayer s. The last dragonslayer is an inventive young adult fantasy featuring an independent heroine, an endearing supporting cast and stacks of action and humour. Last dragonslayer book 1 last dragonslayer series by jasper fforde. Fans of thursday next will enjoy it whatever their age. Ffordes first novel, the eyre affair, was published in 2001. The last dragonslayer, by jasper fforde jasper fforde is known to older readers for his thursday next literary fantasies. Strange and the wizard working title all of the site can be accessed from the menu bar at the top of the page. Jasper fforde author jasper fforde is the critically acclaimed author of shades of grey, the thursday next series and the nursery crime series. Hes the mind behind such offbeat series as thursday next, nursery crime, and shades of grey, and famous for his humorous style, both silly and highly intellectual, playing quite liberally with metafictional concepts and for the puns. The last dragonslayer the last dragonslayer series. However, it is quite difficult to describe the genre of the books a bit literature, scifi, fantasy and something in between and i find it hard to find. The last dragonslayer is a fast, funny, entertaining, feel good read. Last dragonslayer book 1 the last dragonslayer series.1544 494 123 400 111 1063 1027 926 482 1599 313 1156 1111 1305 517 600 56 906 126 14 721 811 1130 31 1014 523 653 277 1069 83 112 1087 599 428