New Release Books by Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde is the author of The Constant Rabbit (2021), The Great Troll War (2021), The Mighty Shandar Last Dragonslayer Book 4 (2023), Shades of Grey 2 (2022) and other 78 books.

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The Constant Rabbit

release date: Sep 28, 2021
The Constant Rabbit
"Reads like a crazed cross between Watership Down and Nineteen Eighty-Four." --The Guardian "Every book of Fforde's seems to be a cause for celebration." -- Charles Yu, The New York Times Book Review on Early Riser A new stand-alone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Early Riser and the Thursday Next series England, 2022. There are 1.2 million human-size rabbits living in the UK. They can walk, talk, drive cars, and they like to read Voltaire, the result of an Inexplicable Anthropomorphizing Event fifty-five years before. A family of rabbits is about to move into Much Hemlock, a cozy little village in Middle England where life revolves around summer fetes, jam making, gossipy corner stores, and the oh-so-important Best Kept Village awards. No sooner have the rabbits arrived than the villagers decide they must depart, citing their propensity to burrow and breed, and their shameless levels of veganism. But Mrs Constance Rabbit is made of sterner stuff, and her and her family decide they are to stay. Unusually, their neighbors--longtime resident Peter Knox and his daughter, Pippa--decide to stand with them . . . . and soon discover that you can be a friend to rabbits or humans, but not both. With a blossoming romance, acute cultural differences, enforced rehoming to a MegaWarren in Wales, and the full power of the ruling United Kingdom Anti-Rabbit Party against them, Peter and Pippa are about to question everything they had ever thought about their friends, their nation, and their species. An inimitable blend of satire, fantasy, and thriller, The Constant Rabbit is the latest dazzlingly original foray into Jasper Fforde's ever-astonishing creative genius.

The Great Troll War

release date: Sep 09, 2021
The Great Troll War
The final instalment of the Last Dragonslayer Chronicles, demonstrating that with a small band of committed followers, a large tin of resolve and steely determination, almost anything can be achieved . . . Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekick and fellow Orphan Tiger Prawns have been driven to the tip of the UnUnited Kingdoms - Cornwall - by the invasion of the Trolls. Their one defence is a six-foot-wide trench full of buttons, something which the Trolls find unaccountably terrifying (it's their clickiness). Worse than being eaten by Trolls is the prospect of the Mighty Shandar requisitioning the Quarkbeast and using him to achieve supreme power and domination - an ambition that has been four hundred years in the planning and which will ultimately leave the Earth a cold cinder, devoid of all life. Nothing has ever looked so bleak, but Jennifer, assisted by a renegade vegan Troll, a bunch of misfit sorcerers, the Princess (or is she now the ruler?) of the UnUnited (or are they now United?) Kingdoms, and Tiger, must find a way to vanquish the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, and along the way discover the truth about her parents, herself, and what is in the locked glovebox of her VW Beetle . . .

The Mighty Shandar Last Dragonslayer Book 4

release date: Jan 19, 2023

Shades of Grey 2

release date: Aug 11, 2022
Shades of Grey 2
Imagine a world where your position in society depended on what bit of the colour spectrum you could see. This is the world inhabited by Eddie Russett (red, middle-level) and Jane Grey (monochromatic, lowest in society). Eddie and Jane must negotiate the delicate Chromatic politics of society to find out what the 'Something that Happened' actually was, how society got to be this way, and crucially, is there Somewhere Else beyond their borders - and if there is, could there be Someone Else, too, someone whose unseen hand has been guiding the fortunes and misfortunes of the nation for the past 500 years? It's a tale of a young couple's thirst for justice and answers in an implacably rigid society, where the prisoners are also the guards, and cages of convention bind the citizens to only one way of thinking - or suffer the consequences. . ..

Early Riser

release date: Feb 12, 2019
Early Riser
An instant New York Times bestseller The latest standalone novel from Jasper Fforde, the bestselling author the Thursday Next series and the forthcoming standalone The Constant Rabbit Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact born of the sleeping mind. When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling. When you get the dreams too, it's weird. When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity. But teasing truth from the Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting; ensure you aren't eaten by Nightwalkers, whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food; and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk. But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine.

The Chronicles Of Kazam Collection

release date: Aug 07, 2018
The Chronicles Of Kazam Collection
In true Ffordian fashion, New York Times best-selling author Jasper Fforde weaves the wild with wit in this fantasy series for young readers. Read the first three books now! Magic is fading fast in the Ununited Kingdom. The uppity and vain sorcerers might think delivering pizzas by magic carpet or rewiring a house is beneath their talent, but fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, who manages an employment agency for magicians, knows better than to turn up her nose at any job they can get. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. All signs point to Jennifer—and Big Magic. This digital collection includes the novels The Last Dragonslayer, The Song of the Quarkbeast, and The Eye of Zoltar.

The Eye Of Zoltar

release date: Apr 22, 2014
The Eye Of Zoltar
The thrilling final showdown between Jennifer Strange and her most formidable foe. The Mighty Shandar is back! The most powerful wizard in the world returns to the unUnited Kingdom after failing to solve that pesky Dragon Problem, determined to get rid of the last two remaining dragons once and for all. If he fails, he must return the fee he was paid: eighteen dray-weights of gold, which at current prices is approximately eight trillion moolah (enough to pay for the Fifth Troll War and make a down payment on the sixth). As Shandar’s agent, Miss D’argento, affirms: “The Mighty Shandar doesn’t do refunds.” It shouldn’t be a problem for this Wizardus Maximus, but for one thing: a small House of Enchantment named Kazam stands in his way, led by acting manager Jennifer Strange . . .

Relics, Wrecks and Ruins

release date: Jan 31, 2021
Relics, Wrecks and Ruins
Futures and Pasts, Fearless and Frightening.This is a must-read collection for all fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. A celebration of legacy and endurance.?Bizarre remains of a lost civilisation emerge from the ice. ?The ghosts of a drowned town wait to be awakened. ?A witch with a dragon problem. ?What Elvis will do to protect his fellow artists from annihilation.?An ancient spaceship carries the last, fragmented memories of Earth.?Broken souls of the dead are passed on to the new-born.??These and many more tales showcase the hopes, remnants, and fears of humanity. Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, Aiki Flinthart reached out for works from as many of her favourite authors as would answer the call. And many did.Between these pages you'll find stories by some of the world's best science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. Find new favourite authors and re-join old friends. Their fabulous works are threads woven with a sure hand into a tapestry of the weird, the worrying, and the wonderful that make up mankind.Grab a copy of Relics, Wrecks, and Ruins today. You'll also help fund a mentorship for emerging authors.Review:"The deep messages of this anthology make the very bones hum. Taloned onto the page by resistance and vision, these stories invite us to witness how sacrifice crafts wisdom, and how wisdom opens doors for the next generation."L.E. Daniels, author of Serpent's Wake: A Tale for the Bitten"Rich, varied, and bittersweet, this anthology is a fitting and triumphant salute to Aiki Flinthart's dauntless spirit and irrepressible moxie" - Geneve Flynn, co-editor of Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women

The Song Of The Quarkbeast

release date: Sep 03, 2013
The Song Of The Quarkbeast
Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it’s finally on the rise, and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management and its unpredictable crew of sorcerers, has little chance against the king and his cronies—but there’s no way Kazam will let go of the noble powers of magic without a fight. A suspenseful, satirical story of Quarkbeasts, trolls, and wizidrical crackle!

The Woman Who Died a Lot

release date: Oct 02, 2012
The Woman Who Died a Lot
The seventh installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England—from the author of Early Riser With more than one million books in print worldwide, Jasper Fforde’s beloved series charms a growing number of readers with each new adventure. In The Woman Who Died a Lot, Thursday Next faces her trickiest assignment yet. When her former SpecOps division is reinstated, Thursday assumes she’s the obvious choice to lead the Literary Detectives. Instead, she’s put in charge of the Swindon All-You-Can-Eat-at-Fatso’s Drink Not Included Library. But where Thursday goes, trouble follows. As the new Chief Librarian faces one-hundred-percent budget cuts and the ever-evil Jack Schitt, the Next children face their own career hiccups—and possible nonexistence.

The Last Dragonslayer

release date: Oct 02, 2012
The Last Dragonslayer
In the good old days, magic was indispensable—it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians—but it’s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam—and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.

One of Our Thursdays Is Missing

release date: Mar 08, 2011
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
The sixth installment of the New York Times bestselling Thursday Next series—from the author of The Constant Rabbit Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday. The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons-a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself. Once again New York Times bestselling author Jasper Fforde has a field day gleefully blending satire, romance, and thriller with literary allusions galore in a fantastic adventure through the landscape of a frisky and fertile imagination. Fans will rejoice that their favorite character in the Fforde universe is back. Watch a Video

A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1-5

release date: Mar 08, 2011
A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1-5
A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1–5 Fall into the world of Thursday Next with the first five novels in the New York Times bestselling series featuring the renowned Special Operative in literary detection who is “part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, and part Dirty Harry” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).

The Thursday Next Collection 1-3

release date: Jun 06, 2013
The Thursday Next Collection 1-3
The first three novels in Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series, following the adventures of Swindon's favourite literary detective: THE EYRE AFFAIR, LOST IN A GOOD BOOK and THE WELL OF LOST PLOTS.

Lost in a Good Book

release date: May 01, 2009
Lost in a Good Book
he second book in Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde's phenomenally successful Thursday Next series. 'Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde' - Herald Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed is back to embark on an adventure that begins, quite literally on her own doorstep. It seems that Landen, her husband of four weeks, actually drowned in an accident when he was two years old. Someone, somewhere, sometime, is responsible. The sinister Goliath Corporation wants its operative Jack Schitt out of the poem in which Thursday trapped him, and it will do almost anything to achieve this - but bribing the ChronoGuard? Is that possible? Having barely caught her breath after The Eyre Affair, Thursday must battle corrupt politicians, try to save the world from extinction, and help the Neanderthals to species self-determination. Mastadon migrations, journeys into Just William, a chance meeting with the Flopsy Bunnies, and violent life-and-death struggles in the summer sales are all part of a greater plan. But whose? and why?

The Fourth Bear

release date: Jul 31, 2007
The Fourth Bear
Return to the world of the Nursery Crime Division in this novel from Jasper Fforde, the New York Times bestselling author of the Thursday Next series and The Constant Rabbit The inimitable Jasper Fforde gives readers another delightful mash-up of detective fiction and nursery rhyme, returning to those mean streets where no character is innocent. The Gingerbreadman—sadist, psychopath, cookie—is on the loose in Reading, but that’s not who Detective Jack Spratt and Sergeant Mary Mary are after. Instead, they’ve been demoted to searching for missing journalist “Goldy” Hatchett. The last witnesses to see her alive were the reclusive Three Bears, and right away Spratt senses something furry—uh, funny—about their story, starting with the porridge. The Fourth Bear is a delirious new romp from our most irrepressible fabulist.

Thursday Next in First Among Sequels

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Thursday Next in First Among Sequels
Fourteen years after the 1988 SuperHoop, Thursday finds herself entangled in cases involving the murders of Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple before receiving a death threat of her own.

Red Side Story

release date: Jun 01, 2023
Red Side Story
Imagine a world where your position in society depended on what bit of the colour spectrum you could see. This is the world inhabited by Eddie Russett (red, middle-level) and Jane Grey (monochromatic, lowest in society). Eddie and Jane must negotiate the delicate Chromatic politics of society to find out what the 'Something that Happened' actually was, how society got to be this way, and crucially, is there Somewhere Else beyond their borders - and if there is, could there be Someone Else, too, someone whose unseen hand has been guiding the fortunes and misfortunes of the nation for the past 500 years? It's a tale of a young couple's thirst for justice and answers in an implacably rigid society, where the prisoners are also the guards, and cages of convention bind the citizens to only one way of thinking - or suffer the consequences. . ..

First Among Sequels

release date: Jan 01, 2008
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