--Heather is our Director of Marketing at Tattered Cover & No.1 Fforde fanThe second book in Fforde's hilarious and quirky series for young readers doesn't disappoint! Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management, is back, this time older, slightly wiser, and possibly a little bit in 'like' with one of her wizard colleagues. As magic in the Ununited Kingdoms is on the rise, the useless King Snod is trying to control its use, the Kazam sorcerers are asked to find a very powerful and mysterious magical object, and the beloved Quarkbeasts appear to be more important than anyone imagined. Jennifer is a wonderful female role model – full of imagination, courage, intelligence, and loyalty, and Fforde's witty social commentary and inspired characters make for a great story for young readers." ~ Heather
Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it's finally on the rise. Jennifer Strange and the sorcerers from Kazam Mystical Arts Management must thwart a dastardly plot by the conniving King Snodd IV and his cronies before it's put into action.