Jasper Fforde, author of the excellent Thursday Next mystery series, now tries his hand at YA fantasy.
Professional magician-wrangler Jennifer Strange has fallen on hard times, now that Big Magic is leaving the world. Her clients are reduced to delivering pizzas on flying carpets and re-wiring old houses. How will they survive if all the magic dies along with the last dragon?
Fans of Fforde's sly wit and wonderful puns will enjoy this first book in a planned series.