Take themes of bureaucracy and greed, add non-stop word-wit and shellfish-references, throw in the waning of magic and a very old dragon and you have The Last Dragonslayer: teen fantasy Jasper Fforde-style

Barbed wire fence with sign: Warning! Dragon!The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde is a story about magic, dragons and red tape. After reading it I concluded that my ideal pet would be a quarkbeast (no fur, funny-looking, loyal and affectionate, not exactly huggable but still better than a goldfish…). Don’t judge it by the new cover, the original one was much less tacky-kids-fantasy and much more quirky-kids-fantasy! Good way to try out Jasper Fforde if you haven’t read many classics and don’t like dystopian fiction.

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