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The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde
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Jan 04, 2012

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Read from May 12 to 21, 2012

The second book in the Dragonslayer trilogy by Jasper Fforde, and as usual Jasper's prose is interesting and delightful.

In this volume we see Jennifer Strange will trying to keep Kazam magic company going despite the fact that it's based in a hotel that's falling to bits (and you literally fall up and down the lift shaft to get to different floors..), with a small band of fractious, slightly loony working wizards and a large complement of senile wizards who need caring for. With only a younger foundling, Tiger, to help bear the burden placed on her sixteen year old shoulders.

The Ununuted Kingdoms are an amusing setting for tales of trying to get magic's reputation back on track by moving clamped cars to the local impound, attempting to rebuild fallen bridges and delivering pizzas by flying carpet.

A fast paced adventure with plenty of action, evil villains doing dastardly underhand things and a little bit of romance.


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