Title: The Last Dragonslayer
Author: Jasper Fforde
Pub Date: 9/4/2012
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The Last Dragonslayer is a quirky, original novel that combines mythological creatures with the middle ages as well as modern times. Jennifer Strange, a spirited fifteen-year-old girl, runs an employment agency for magicians. After a premonition the last dragon will die, Jennifer, along with a small posse of friends, endeavors to prevent the slaying and find out the truth of where the world's magic is disappearing to. Although the beginning of the novel has a slow start and a rather confusing cast of characters, Fforde spins a memorable and unique yarn.
Memorable or Forgettable: The combination of medieval England and modern England as a setting was truly fascinating to read about. The novel doesn't take place in one time or the other, but rather a medley of both: knights driving cars, who would have thought?
Cover: Fantastic cover, not really a color you see often on books. The design fits the story and draws the reader in.
Age Range: 12-15
Quality: 5P Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 5P Everyone wants to read it