Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

The Last Dragonslayer (The Last Dragonslayer, #1)
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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 (GoodReads).

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde came out October 2nd in the US, but I am still "waiting on" my library to get it in. If you loved the quirky-smart-funny story of The Eyre Affair even half as much as I did, you will also want to get involved with Fforde's foray into YA.

What are you "waiting on" this week? As always, merci beaucoup to Jill at Breaking the Spine for hosting WoW, a weekly event showcasing upcoming publications we cannot wait to read.


  1. Hmm, this actually sounds really interesting. I'd never heard of it before!

  2. This sounds really good! Lovely cover as well. 100th follower on GFC! ;) Have a great one.

    Audrey @ Her Fiction Fix (WoW)

  3. I hadn't heard of this one before so thank you for selecting it! Not sure if I will read it or not but thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  4. Okay, is it bad that when you first used the abbreviation WoW, I immediately thought of the World of Warcraft South Park episode ("It's the end of the world... of warcraft"). God, I'm such a nerd!

    I have The Eyre Affair on my TBR list and if it's as good as everybody says it is, then I have no doubt I'm in for a treat with this one. I like the idea of meshing modern day with, a sort of, old world mysticism. Very unique!

  5. Ooooh! I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks. Please check out my WoW!


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