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Last Dragonslayer
Last Dragonslayer | Jasper Fforde
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In the good old days, magic was indispensable. But now magic is fading: Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old 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."
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Erofan
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Jennifer Strange — administrator of the agency, where there are 52 wizards. The action takes place in Kingdom, where people are at war with the trolls and trying to get land left over after the death of the #dragon. And of course there's #magic. However, mages aren't the ones that in the old glorious days, because the magical field is weakening from year to year. Because of this, sorcerers are forced to go to work.
#JasperFforde 🐉✨

mreads Great picture 1mo
Heideschrampf I just love jasper fforde 1mo
Erofan @mreads The picture I stole from Instagram! 😬 1mo
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Erofan @Heideschrampf Oh, Yes! I like a little irony in the story! It is easy and pleasant to read! 1mo
PickwickPlockPlock I'm still waiting for the last one! 1mo
RaimeyGallant What a picture! That instagrammer's got skills. 1mo
Swe_Eva Such a great series! 1mo
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Swe_Eva
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I‘m already a longtime fan of Jasper Fforde, so there‘s no surprise I‘m loving this! He goes extra Pratchett-y in this one too, which is never a bad thing.

RainyDayReading This was one of my favorites! I‘ve never continued the series though because I can never find the second book. 3mo
Swe_Eva @RainyDayReading I didn't realize it was a series but it looks like my library has 2 more! #win 👍🏻 3mo
RainyDayReading @Swe_Eva Lucky! I hope you enjoy the rest of it! I didn‘t realize it was a series either until I saw the third book at a thrift shop. 3mo
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Swe_Eva
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When you have to save magic, but still want your creature comforts. 😂 How much wouldn‘t I give for a perpetual teapot!?

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Swe_Eva
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Sounds just about right for my current mood! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 #currentlyreading

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Erofan
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✨ It was written in the ancient RUNIX spell-language, and is read-only and can't be modified ✨

#dragons #magic #JasperFforde

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bookwrm526
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I stopped and started this book several times, but once I finally got into it I ended up really enjoying it! It‘s a fun little YA fantasy and now I need to pick up the rest of the series 🤷🏻‍♀️

Soubhiville An eyelash viper! I saw some of these guys in Costa Roca last time I was there. Cool! 3mo
bookwrm526 @Soubhiville sadly I only saw this one at the zoo, but it was beautiful 3mo
Gissy It is hard for me to say that it has a beautiful color, because I don't what I will do if I see one close to me😳 3mo
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vlwelser
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This was freaking adorable. I 💘 this author. 💖📚🐲

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Echo
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Chilling with my #quarkbeast

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Echo
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Honest to God, this is describing my house.

Owlizabeth 😂 10mo
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Echo
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I‘ve read this one before, but I picked up the other 2 books in the series and I‘m doing by a reread. It‘s helping balance the sadness of Lily and the Octopus.

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TheKidUpstairs
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Alright, I'm hopping on the #MakeMeReadIt challenge for August. This is just a small selection of what is sitting unread on my shelves. Vote for your favourites, I hope to read the top 5 vote getters!

@TheReadingMermaid

(The hard to read black spine is the tagged book)

Smangela Ooooh tough choices! I vote Ella Minnow Pea!! 11mo
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smilingshelves Ella Minnow Pea and definitely the Jasper Fforde! 11mo
blondie I haven't read any of these but i choose 11mo
hes7 Jackaby or The City of Brass!! 11mo
Lindy Your next TWO: We Need New Names & 11mo
Zelma Ella Minnow Pea! 11mo
LibrarianRyan This is so good. 11mo
CouronneDhiver Ragged Company is literally my favourite book. Can I put in two votes for that one? 11mo
monalyisha I almost put Kraken on my list, too! So... 11mo
RainyDayReading Happy to see this on your TBR! I‘ve got the third book on mine 😁 11mo
TheBookKeepers I read this recently and enjoyed it! 11mo
TheBookAddict Dark matter 11mo
BookishGirl06 Dark matter 11mo
SinkLikeTheMoon It left a huge impression on me 11mo
Librarybelle Absolutely loved it 11mo
Reviewsbylola Dark Matter!!! 11mo
TheKidUpstairs @SinkLikeTheMoon @CouronneDhiver I think I might steal that one off the pile to bring on holidays next week. 11mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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This weekend's Dollarama find. I just may have squealed with delight. I LOVE Jasper Fforde. He is the only F(f)ord(e) I want in my life, but alas, I am stuck with another jackass in my life for the next four years.

Yes, I am still bitter about the election. I'm still trying to process.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Oh I hear you. That is why I stuck my head in Dear Mrs. Bird all weekend. I needed something completely lovely and escapist after that ludricous vote. (Shame on half the province not voting. 😞😞) I have seen this book at Dollarama too! 😁 12mo
PickwickPlockPlock Love the series! I'm waiting for the last Dragonslayer book 📚 12mo
CouronneDhiver Any differences in political opinions aside, your Ford reference made me laugh 😂 12mo
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amma-keep-reading
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Enjoyed the humor & fun characters.

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JennyBookworm
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Mini #libraryhaul for my road trip this weekend. I got CDs instead of using Libby for the audiobook so I don't have to worry about my iPod dying if my phone is plugged in. For backup I have three more on Libby though 😁 #overprepared?

swishandflick The Science of Harry Potter?? Say whaaa? Gotta look into that 😄 1y
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lilredhen
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Reading and working on a home made gift for a family exchange :)

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smilingshelves
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Let's do this! #readathon

BucklingBookshelves Love the shirt and socks! 2y
SilversReviews Love your shirt and your socks. 2y
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GinEyre22
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MayJasper Everything in this photo looks yummy. Enjoy 😊 2y
Mdargusch Yum! 2y
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GinEyre22
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#anditsaugust #backtoreading Day 31: Best of August

August reading stats

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GinEyre22
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#anditsaugust Day 30: Can't stop, won't stop

Almost done!

Alfoster Wowie! That's my goal too but I'm not as close as you are!👏👊👏 2y
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GinEyre22
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Taking a quick tea and reading break

Clwojick Manateaaaa 😂 I want one of those! 2y
Liatrek Love your tea cup! 2y
GinEyre22 @Liatrek , Thanks 😁 2y
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Born.A.Reader
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Omgosh!! Thank you so much, @NerdyRev for all these wonderful books and bookish goodies! Naturally I opened everything in numerical order and each was more exciting than the last! And this is the first HP illustrated that I've received, so no worries! So amazing! The P&P page markers are soo cute!! 😄😄
#SummerSantaGoesPostal
Thank you so much for putting this together @BookishMarginalia! It was such fun!

Reviewsbylola Love the bookmarks! 2y
GypsyKat Wonderful! 😍😍😍 2y
monkeygirlsmama What an incredible bunch of gifts! So exciting. That Harry Potter book! 🙀😺 2y
NerdyRev Oh good! I was hoping you would enjoy these. Enjoy! 2y
moranadatter 😍😍😍 Wow! 2y
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RealLifeReading
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I have discovered the secret to cutting down my tbr pile. Actually reading the books 😂😂😂

I finally took this book - that I bought at a library sale some months ago - off the shelves and around the house and fed it some fettuccine alfredo and I think it's growing on me.

britt_brooke 😆👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
ReadingEnvy You solved it!! 2y
CocoReads What? You mean I have to actually read them instead of petting them lovingly and constantly rearranging them? 😂😂😂 2y
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Tamra Pasta makes everything good. 😋 2y
TeR Funny😀but isn't it true! 2y
krpotts If you like this then I recommend Fforde's Thursday Next series 🤗 but that, of course, would simply be adding more to the TBR. 2y
christineandbooks This is a middle grade book, right? I'm considering for the book club I lead that has 10-12 year olds (all happen to be boys). Good choice? 2y
Nafiza He is So talented. I adore his Nursery Crime series. 2y
Reviewsbylola I want what you're having! 🍲 2y
bookwrm526 I love the Thursday Next books, but I've had a hard time getting into this one 2y
RealLifeReading @britt_brooke 😀. @readingenvy took me too long to figure that out 😂 2y
RealLifeReading @CocoReads sadly no. That just doesn't work. I've tried that for years 😂 2y
RealLifeReading @Tamra always!! 🍝 2y
RealLifeReading @krpotts hee don't worry you're not adding to my TBR as I've read those already! And some of the nursery crime series! 2y
RealLifeReading @christineandbooks I guess? I haven't a clue how to categorize it. But yes it would be suitable for that age group I think. The main character is a 16yo girl and it's full of magic and fun. 2y
RealLifeReading @Nafiza he is! 😀 2y
RealLifeReading @Reviewsbylola come on over! 😀 2y
RealLifeReading @bookwrm526 I know what you mean. I've been reading it far slower than I remember reading Thursday Next although that was ages ago 2y
drbethandherkindle What a good choice!! I love Jasper Fforde! 2y
mandapants Took me three tries before getting past the first couple chapters of this one. And then it was still pretty slow going. 2y
Chachic But there's never enough time to read the books in my TBR pile! 😂😂 2y
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courtneybee
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happy valentine's day! I've recently been desperately trying to find YA books without romance (or at least without it being central). The Last Dragonslayer is one that I really like that falls into that romance-less YA category.

Anyone have recommendations?

Brenley It has a small romance, but hardly mentioned and I barely noticed it. 2y
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brennahawleycraig
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There's not a single Jasper Fforde book that I haven't loved. This one was a solid airplane read.

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lilredhen
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It was a long day yesterday and today-learned my grandpa is on hospice yesterday, today we learned he may have broken his hip, I'm going to be solo-ing at work for the next few days, and the bank declined my request for a loan to get from online bookstore to a storefront. Many stresses. Gonna be making turkey and noodles (yay leftovers) and reading this until bedtime.

sprainedbrain I'm sorry things aren't going well. Sending positive thoughts. ❤️️ 3y
lilredhen Thanks @sprainedbrain It's a lot to take in at the start of a four ten hour day weekend (holiday weekend with Small Business Saturday, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday all in the mix)Hopefully I'll be able to re-coup and re-group on my next day off. 3y
NatalieR So sorry about your current struggles. Sending hugs. 💙 3y
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Buechersuechtling
Last Dragonslayer | Jasper Fforde

Jedesmal wenn ich ein Buch auf den Merkzettel meiner Leihbücherei setze, fürchte ich mich davor, dass mein Merkzettel mir die Zunge rausstreckt ? und sagt:

„Das kommt hier nicht rein, weil du die maximale Anzahl an vormerkbaren Büchern ? erreicht hast‼️“ ?

Nun, bei diesem Buch war es noch nicht soweit. ?

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shelf-improvement
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#photoadaynov16 Day 12: Here Be Dragons

Never been a big fantasy reader, but Jasper Fforde's brand is very approachable and engaging. A fun read!

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Echo
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Echo
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Books and breakfast 🍳📚

Jerame2999 How do you get your hash browns? Before becoming a vegetarian I had them scattered, smothered, covered diced and topped. Also I was never ate there in the daylight hours. Good stuff. 3y
Echo @Jerame2999 with everything but chili! 3y
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TsundokuAleax
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I loved this book so much Jennifer Strange is just the person you want guiding you through this strange and magical land. So glad my friend kept pestering me about reading this.

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BeckyMerilatt
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This genre-bending book is hilarious and so clever. I was genuinely surprised by the plot throughout. It's so fun. 👍🏻

#FunFridayPhoto

tnorris I love Jasper Fforde! Have you read his Thursday Next series? 🙌🏼😊 3y
autumnprivett I've only read the JANE EYRE AFFAIR and felt meh about it. Would you recommend this one as a second try? 3y
jpmcwisemorgan @autumnprivett He has at least two other series that you might like better, at least I think the one was supposed to be a series. 3y
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BeckyMerilatt @tnorris not yet! This was my first Fforde. But not my last. @autumnprivett I'd definitely recommend this one. It's quirky, but easy to read since it's meant for kids. It's the first in a trilogy, I think. I've only read the first so far. 3y
LeeRHarry Film being made of this as I type! 😊 3y
RanaElizabeth I loved all of Fforde but my favorite is the only one he never continued even though it was obviously supposed to be a series. 3y
BeththeBookDragon I really like Fforde's stuff. Esp Thursday, the Fairy Tale ones... and I also liked Shades of Grey @RanaElizabeth 3y
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MariaW
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This book is for younger readers. Liked it very much even it's not as good as the Thursday Next novels. Looking forward to the second one.
#jasperfforde #lastdragonslayer #jenniferstrange #thursdaynext #thechroniclesofkazam

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TsundokuAleax
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A friend has been pestering me to read this and now I finally am.

jpmcwisemorgan I like Jasper Fforde. 3y
TsundokuAleax @jpmcwisemorgan I started to read his Thursday Next books but was told that it is best to have a physical copy to read. This has made me put off reading them a bit. 3y
jpmcwisemorgan @TsundokuAleax I read them as physical books but that was before ereaders were even a thing. If you're fine with ebooks and have access to them that way, then I think they're fine to read that way. You could try borrowing one from a library maybe to see which you prefer. I do own some of his books but that was when I was still buying a lot of physical books. 3y
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MariaW
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I'm trying to do some sport lately and found Hoola Hoop quite cool. And the best thing is, I CAN READ WHILE DOING IT!!! 🤗🤗🤗
#jasperfforde #thelastdragonslyayer #thechroniclesofkazam #kazam #jenniferstrange #sport

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NerdyRev
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What a fun and funny take on the last prophesized hero story. I loved the Quarkbeast and our hero Jennifer as she debates the consequences of fulfilling her prophecy. Kill the dragon and war begins, but don't and she will violate the rules which will lead to her death. Really fun narrative.

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NerdyRev
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I have been eyes deep in work books, so YA fantasy books have been the right solution. I have been on a YA run recently and I have not been a big fan of the genre. Between Jackaby and this one, I am in a happy place. I am loving this one so far!

LiteraryinLititz Whoa! I love Jasper Fforde's adult books and I didn't know he wrote YA!! 3y
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kjhower1
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A whole lot of fun. I was told it was the "YA version of Fforde," but found it to be amazing nonetheless. If you like Harry Potter and Jasper Fforde's writing, this series is for you!