In the good old days, magic was indispensable—it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling 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. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.
The Last Dragonslayer Jasper Fforde HMH Books for Young Readers, 2012 Source: Library
I read The Last Dragonslayer for book club. I never would have read it otherwise; I just wasn't interested in it. Overall, I didn't mind it. It wasn't my favorite, but I liked the premise and characters. The world that Fforde built was fun, too. I probably won't continue with the series, but I will recommend it to the appropriate audience for reader's advisory.