Sunday, June 3, 2012

Book 4: The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde

I couldn’t help it; I had to get the sequel.  This is the second book in the Dragonslayer series and is just as much fun.  There are slight spoilers ahead for those that haven’t read the first book.

Jennifer is still working at Kazam’s, which has become much busier since magic had its resurgence, but still has its problems.  The biggest being King Snodd and his official sorcerer the Amazing Blix.  These two have realized the untapped financial possibilities that magic presents and only need to get rid of Kazam and its sorcerers to do it.  Blix challenges Kazam to a bridge-rebuilding contest for control over the magical houses and he makes sure to incapacitate all but one of Kazam’s wizards to ensure his victory.  Jennifer has to do all she can to win this contest and defeat the greedy and shortsighted King. 

This chapter in the Dragonslayer series is just as ridiculous and entertaining as the first one, but I expect nothing less from Fforde.  I wish that I had an imagination as large as his.  But I am perfectly content being a rabid fan and cannot wait for the final part of the series.

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