Book Review: The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
|As always, Molly has her review posted first. -ColinThe Last Dragonslayer was mine and Molly’s duel review for December. It is now February. Needless to say, two months have gone by, and I don’t really remember the finer details of this book. It’s about a girl, Jennifer Strange, who is essentially the middle manager of a bunch of wizards and whatnot. Magic is pretty much accepted in this world and wizards are being subjected to using their magic to deliver pizza or replace the pipes in a house. Being a wizard is pretty mundane as it turns out. There’s also dragons. Correction, there is a dragon. The last of it’s kind, and Jennifer has been prophesied to kill it in the near future. Naturally she can not fathom why she would want to do such a thing, but things start to get out of hand and it begins to look more and more likely that the prophesy will come true.
I quite liked this book. I haven’t read any of Jasper Fforde’s other novels (best known for his Thursday Next series), but that may change in the near future. The Last Dragonslayer is, by all means, a Young Adult novel and stays safely in that demographic.
Like I said, it’s been two months. All I can really say is that I liked the book, you should read, and I look forward to the second book in this trilogy. If you want a more detailed review, check out Molly’s review. She read it more recently than I. :-)
The Last Dragonslayer
By Jasper Fforde
Two Things I Like:
1) Fun take on fantasy and wizardry
2) Set in a modern setting
Two Things I Hated:
2) Great, another story about an orphan.
Why I Read It:
Trying to fill the Harry Potter shaped hole in my soul.
Gun to my head, would I recommend this book?