From the Publisher
King Snodd IV of the Kingdom of Hereford has realized that the
power of magic has untold financial possibilities, and the man who
controls magic controls almost anything. To this end, he has
appointed as Official Court Sorcerer the odious Blix at Industrial
Magic, one of only two Houses of Enchantment left in the world.
With Blix?s willing assistance, only one person stands between King
Snodd and his plans for power and riches.
Jennifer Strange, the sixteen-year-old acting manager of Kazam,
runs the only other House of Enchantment. She doesn?t care for King
Snodd or his plans for magic. Ancient decree dictates that Kazam
can refuse Snodd?s demands, but Blix challenges Kazam to a contest:
the first team to rebuild their half of Hereford?s collapsed
12th-century bridge gains control of the other?s House of
With only one functioning Wizard and her faithful assistant,
Tiger Prawns, Jennifer must use every ounce of ingenuity to derail
King Snodd?s plans. It may involve a trip on a magic carpet at the
speed of sound to the Troll Wall, the mysterious Transient Moose
and a powerless sorceress named Once Magnificent Boo. Only one
thing is certain: Jennifer Strange will not relinquish the noble
powers of magic without a fight.
About the Author
JASPER FFORDE is the critically acclaimed author of the Thursday Next novels (The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten and First Among Sequels) and the Nursery Crime books (The Big Over Easy and The Fourth Bear). He has just begun a new series with Shades of Grey. After giving up a varied career in the film industry, Jasper now lives and writes in Wales and has a passion for aviation. You can visit his website at www.jasperfforde.com.
Published: June 4, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1443407518
ISBN - 13: 9781443407519