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The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1

The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1

ISBN: 0547738471

Title: The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1

Author: Jasper Fforde

KDL Description:

SF TEEN FFORD

Jennifer Strange, almost 16 years old, runs an employment agency for wizards during a rather hard time in the Ununited Kingdoms when she finds herself thrust into the role of the slayer of the last dragon in the Dragonlands. If you enjoyed the whimsical magic found in Harry Potter, combined with a winsome and wholesome female heroine, you will love Fforde’s tale (and if you listen on CD as I did, you will be doubly delighted by the reader’s interpretation of the many characters). This is the first of a series.
—Helen Kay at KDL’s Spencer Township branch

Amazon Description:

In the good old days, magic was indispensable—it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling 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. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.