The Eye of Zoltar (The Chronicles of Kazam) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 3 in the The Chronicles of Kazam series.

Staff Reviews

Need a tree moved or drain fixed? Call Kazam Mystical Arts. Manager Jennifer Strange, age 16, will send you a wizard. Magic isn’t powerful, but it’s growing. When the dragons are threatened again, she must find the Eye of Zoltar to save them. — Leah Moore

In the third book of the Chronicles of Kazam, foundling Jennifer Strange is still managing Kazam Mystical Arts. When an operation ends with one of her magicians held hostage and an impossible challenge from Mighty Shandar, there's only one thing to do- travel to the Cambrian Empire. Burdened with a spoiled princess, Jennifer travels into a country known only for its extreme danger, and where the odds are decidedly against her. A smart, satirical novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats. — Marika McCoola


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?

About the Author

Jasper Fforde is the internationally best-selling author of the Chronicles of Kazam, the Thursday Next mysteries, and the Nursery Crime books. He lives in Wales.
Twitter: @jasperfforde
Instagram: @jasperfforde

Praise For…

"Well-plotted, intelligent hilarity."

"Fans of strong, brave, intelligent females will root for Jennifer and her gang, and wait impatiently for the next book."
—School Library Journal

"Fans will laugh all the way to the last page and will be happy to hear there is more absurdity to come."

"Jasper Fforde’s “Dragonslayer” series is creative, hilarious, inventive, entertaining, and all-around bloody fun."

"This third book in The Chronicles of Kazam series displays dynamic plotting, unforgettable characters, innovative writing, and cheeky humor, making this a fine addition to any library’s fantasy collection."

"Fforde’s comic genius is such that he can poke fun at fantasy’s generic tropes (“A quest always demanded the death of a trusted friend”) and, at the same time, make them work for him. Thoroughly satisfying."
—Horn Book Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547738499
ISBN-10: 0547738498
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Kazam
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