Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde

In this second "Last Dragonslayer" book, our teen hero Jennifer Strange is still doing her best to run a talent agency for sorcery in the absence of her boss, the Great Zambini.

They're awarded a nice, high-profile contract to rebuild a famous bridge, but things go sideways when it's turned into a magic contest, and then sabotaged by the competition.

There's a nice mix of adventure and suspense in this one, along with plenty of Fforde's famous snark and comedy. It's got better pacing than the first book in the series, and the plot takes several unexpected twists.

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