Jasper Fforde will be at Square Books, JR. at 4:00 p.m. and at Off Square Books for Thacker Mountain Radio at 6:00 p.m.
Although she's an orphan in
indentured servitude, sixteen-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--proclaiming that if she fails, he will eliminate the only
two dragons left on earth. How can a teenage non-magician
outdo the greatest sorcerer the world has ever known? But failure is
unacceptable, so Jennifer must set off for the mysterious Cadir Idris in
the deadly Cambrian Empire--a destination with a fatality index of
fifty percent. With the odds against them, will Jennifer and her
traveling companions ever return to the Kingdom of Snodd?
Jasper Fforde is the critically acclaimed author of Shades of Grey, the Thursday Next series and the Nursery Crime series. After giving up a varied career in the film world, he now lives and writes in Wales and has a passion for aviation.