This book is completely absurd and I love it. The story takes place in the Ununited Kingdoms, a mix of modern and feudal society with warring kings on sensational television news. My favorite imaginative addition is the Quarkbeast: an animal that acts a bit like a dog, but looks like it could eat metal and in fact does. Jennifer Strange is a fantastic lead. Many people think they can pressure or take advantage of her because she is a young, orphaned girl but she defies them all and stays true to herself. I'd give this to fans of humor and fantasy. Those who enjoy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will love this imaginative tale.
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
5th - 8th Grade
Tags: Adventure, Fantasy, Humor