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Decalino Jr. Review: The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

The Last Dragonslayer

The Last Dragonslayer is a book about a girl named Jennifer Strange, who lives in the Ununited Kingdoms. She is the owner of a rare quarkbeast, and she is the manager for Kazam Mystical arts, a refuge of Wizards. Yes, magic exists, and has for thousands of years, but is now fading, and the wizards are having a hard time getting money.

A new boy, Tiger, is sent into Kazam, and after that things start getting weird. A prophecy is told by all the Pre-Cogs (fortune tellers) in the land. It is told that a Dragonslayer will destroy the world’s last dragon, and the only reason they would do that is if the dragon violated the rules set out by the great Shandar, who made peace between the humans and dragons. Rather than worry about this, the people of the Ununited Kingdoms are happy, for they want Dragondeath.

They want it because the dragon owns a huge land, surrounded by a forcefield, that the greedy people of the world want desperately. Once the dragon, whose name is Maltcassion, dies, the force field will go down and the land will be ripe for the claiming. Jennifer suspects she is tied in with the whole problem some how, but her true role is one no one would expect. She is forced to make a decision that could change the world… will she do what’s right?

With Tiger, the Quarkbeast, and the Magicians of Kazam at her side, she chooses to fight for justice, but she doesn’t realize there may be major losses of great friends along the road. The Last Dragonslayer is on of the best books I’ve read, with a very interesting and complex plot, and amazing characters. The book was so extraordinarily funny, it had me laughing every other sentence! It had brilliant twists and turns, and things you would never expect.

Genre: Funny Magic Fantasy

Read it if: You love jokes, dragons, and Quarkbeasts

Skip it if: You like full throttle action with lots of death

Movie-Worthy: Definitely