A long time ago Magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keeps bicycles from falling over.
Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd has realised that he who controls Magic controls almost anything. Only one person stands between Snodd and his plans. Meet Jennifer Strange, sixteen-year-old acting manager of Kazam, the employment agency for sorcerers and soothsayers.
Jason Fforde The Song of the Quarkbeast: Last Dragonslayer Book 2 (The Last Dragonslayer Chronicles)
The Song of the Quarkbeast: Last Dragonslayer Book 2 (The Last Dragonslayer Chronicles)