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The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Talky but funny fantasy takes a while to get going.

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The tone of this book will be familiar to anyone who's read Jasper Fforde's absurdist fantasies for adults, but it's not a tone that translates particularly well to the YA market. Digressive and discursive, The Last Dragonslayer seems to take forever to drop into gear. Once it does, there are some intriguing plot developments, but it may be too little too late for some readers.

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