The Song of the Quarkbeast

Hardcover | June 12, 2012

byJasper Fforde

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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 Enchantment.

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.

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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 ...

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 RottenandFirst Among Sequels) and the Nursery Crime books (The Big Over EasyandThe Fourth Bear). He has just begun a new series withShades 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. Yo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443407518

ISBN - 13:9781443407519

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