And one last little treat: I sang the praises of Jasper Fforde’s YA debut, The Last Dragonslayer, when it came out last fall, but it’s worth revisiting the saga of reluctant slayer Jennifer Strange and her sidekick, the Quarkbeast. The magic is draining out of Strange’s world, causing no end of trouble for the ragtag band of wizards and witches she handles at Kazam Mystical Arts Management. Fforde brings the mundane and the absurd in equal measure as Jennifer battles greedy land speculators and a vapid king in order to carry out the wishes of Maltcassion, the last remaining dragon, and return magic to the land.
It was also picked as one of Twitter’s Favorite Underrated Young Adult Novels. If you haven’t read The Last Dragonslayer, you’re missing out. Start reading now!
The Last Dragonslayer Excerpt