The Chronicles of Kazam

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034 ratings

The Last Dragonslayer Publisher's Summary

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.

©2010, 2012 Jasper Fforde (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Last Dragonslayer

    • The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 421

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I plan to keep listening to this series

    • By Alice on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Last Dragonslayer

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g.Then the magic started fading away.Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery.So it's a surprise when the visions start.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Light hearted fun in the vein of Pratchett

    • By Captain Skurvy on 01-03-12

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 2

    • The Song of the Quarkbeast

    • The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    A long time ago magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keep bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls magic controls almost anything. One person stands between Snodd and his plans for power and riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great storyteller!

    • By Leanna on 05-17-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Song of the Quarkbeast

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A long time ago Magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keeps bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls Magic controls almost anything. Only one person stands between Snodd and his plans for unimaginable power and riches.

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 3

    • The Eye of Zoltar

    • The Last Dragonslayer, Book 3
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The Mighty Shandar, the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, returns to the Ununited Kingdoms. Clearly, he didn't solve the Dragon Problem, and must hand over his fee: Eighteen dray-weights of gold. But the Mighty Shandar doesn't do refunds, and vows to eliminate the dragons once and for all - unless sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekicks from the Kazam house of enchantment can bring him the legendary jewel, The Eye of Zoltar.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Eye of Zoltar

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    Although she's an orphan in indentured servitude, 16-year-old Jennifer Strange is pretty good at her job of managing the unpredictable crew at Kazam Mystical Arts Management. She already solved the Dragon Problem, avoided mass destruction by Quarkbeast, and helped save magic in the Ununited Kingdoms. Yet even Jennifer may be defeated when the long-absent Mighty Shandar makes an astonishing appearance and commands her to find the Eye of Zoltar.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Fforde

    • By D. Hile on 01-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95