Song of the Quarkbeast

Jasper Fforde. Harcourt, $16.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-547-73848-2
“Big Magic,” which had been in serious decline in the Ununited Kingdom, returned at the end of The Last Dragonslayer, the first installment in Fforde’s Chronicles of Kazam. Now that magical power is on the rise again, the despotic King Snodd IV hopes to cash in, specifically by putting the wizards who work at Kazam Mystical Arts Management under his control by proposing they merge with iMagic, the rival house led by the Amazing Blix, a questionable character with a new royal appointment: Court Mystician. “Over our dead bodies,” pretty much sums up the Kazam staff’s reaction, and no one is more resolute than 16-year-old Jennifer Strange, the foundling who has been running Kazam since the Great Zambini’s disappearance. Challenged to a magic duel that will decide their fate, Jennifer and her (mostly) lovable cast of misfits must rely more on wits than on wands to preserve their independence. It’s not essential to have read the first book to enjoy this one, but those who enjoyed the witty wordplay and whacked-out humor of The Last Dragonslayer will find the same delights in this sequel. Ages 10–14. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/15/2013
Release date: 09/03/2013
Show other formats
FORMATS
Ebook - 320 pages - 978-1-4434-0753-3
Hardcover - 290 pages - 978-1-4447-0722-9
Paperback - 320 pages - 978-1-4447-0723-6
Prebound-Glued - 304 pages - 978-0-606-35989-4
Hardcover - 7 pages - 978-1-4805-9144-8
Hardcover - 1 pages - 978-1-4805-9145-5
Paperback - 320 pages - 978-1-4447-0726-7
MP3 CD - 978-1-4558-6065-4
Compact Disc - 978-1-4558-5871-2
MP3 CD - 978-1-4558-5965-8
Compact Disc - 978-1-4558-5777-7
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-90383-8
Paperback - 304 pages - 978-0-544-33662-9
Book - 978-1-4805-8341-2
Hardcover - 290 pages - 978-1-4434-0751-9
Open Ebook - 304 pages - 978-0-544-11455-5
MP3 CD - 978-1-4915-8756-0
Compact Disc - 978-1-4915-8755-3
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.