But when a request for a "great wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's he who's sent as emissary. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible. May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld -- especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life.
Interesting Times: A Novel of Discworld #ad - . Chaos threatens to follow the impending demise of the Agatean Empire's current ruler.
Maskerade: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - But at least it's an escape from scheming Nanny Ogg and old Granny Weatherwax back home, who want her to join their witchy ranks. And no opera-prowling phantom fiend is going to keep a pair of determined hags down on the farm after they've seen Ankh-Morpork. Nee agnes nitt, she of the ample body and ampler voice.
Perdita's expected to hide in the chorus and sing arias out loud while a more petitely presentable soprano mouths the notes. The ghost in the bone-white mask who haunts theAnkh-Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence -- some would even say lucky -- until he started killing people. Once granny sets her mind on something, however, it's difficult -- and often hazardous -- to dissuade her.
Maskerade: A Novel of Discworld #ad - The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of country girl Perdita X.
The Last Continent: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - It'll be asolutely gujeroo no worries. A professor is missing—but a search party is on the way! A bevy of senior wizards will follow the trail wherever it leads—even to the other side of Discworld, Fourecks, where the Last Continent, is under construction. Imagine a magical land where rain is but a myth and the ordinary is strange and the past and present run side by side.
Something is amiss at Unseen Unversity, Ankh-Morpork's most prestigious i. E. Only institution of higher learning. Thrill to the promise of next year's regatta, in remote, rustic Didjabringabeeralong. Experience the terror as you encounter a Mad Dwarf, the Peach Butt, and the dreaded Meat Pie Floater. Feel the passion as the denizens of the Last Continent learn what happens when rain falls and the rivers fill with water it spoils regattas, for one thing.
Soul Music: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - Determined to devote his life to music, the unlucky fellow soon finds that all his dreams are coming true. That is until a little string in her heart goes "twang. With a head full of dreams and a pocketful of lint, Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, yearning to become a rock star. When her dear old granddad -- the Grim Reaperhimself -- goes missing, Susan takes over the family business.
The progeny of death's adopted daughter and his apprentice, she shows real talent for the trade. Well almost. In this finger-snapping, terry pratchett once again demonstrates the wit and genius that have propelled him to the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, and rocks that roll, Death, toe-tapping tale of youth, Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and Carl Hiaasen.
Feet of Clay: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - The anger of a fearful populace is already being dangerously channeled toward the city's small community of golems -- the mindless, absurdlyindustrious creatures of baked clay who can occasionally be found toiling in the city's factories. And certain highly placed personages are using the unrest as an excuse to resurrect a monarchy -- which would be bad enough even if the "king" they were grooming wasn't as empty-headed as your typical animated pottery.
All vimes has are some tracks of white clay and more of those bothersome "clue" things that only serve to muck up an investigation. An apparent lack of any motive is also quitetroubling. But what bothers watch commander sir sam Vimes is that the unusual deaths of three elderly Ankh-Morporkians do not bear the clean, efficient marks of the Assassins' Guild.
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Men at Arms: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - A young dwarf's dream corporal carrot has been promoted! He's now in charge of the new recruits guarding Ankh-Morpork, Miscellaneous Marauders, from Barbarian Tribes, Discworld's greatest city, unlicensed Thieves, and such. And so begins the most awesome epic encounter of all time, an ancient sword's magic, in which the fate of a city—indeed of the universe itself!—depends on a young man's courage, or at least all afternoon, and a three-legged poodle's bladder.
It's a big job, particularly for an adopted dwarf. But an even bigger job awaits. An ancient document has just revealed that Ankh-Morpork, ruled for decades by Disorganized crime, has a secret sovereign! And his name is Carrott.
Lords and Ladies: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - But music and romance aren't the only things filling the air. Although they may feature witches and wizards, along with the occasional odd human, vampires and dwarves, Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld novels are grounded firmly in the modern world. Invaded by some fairie Trash, soon it won't be only champagne that's flowing through the streets.
. Taking humorous aim at all our foibles, each novel reveals our true character and nature. It's a dreamy midsummer's night in the Kingdom of Lancre. Magic and mischief are afoot, threatening to spoil the royal wedding of King Verence and his favorite witch, Magrat Garlick.
Hogfather: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - It’s up to death to take up the reigns—otherwise the sun won’t shine tomorrow. And there's something shady going on involving an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins' Guild and certain representatives of Ankh-Morpork's rather extensive criminal element. Yet here it is, and the jolly, hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, old, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace.
. Which, susan, has death's level-headed granddaughter, racing to unravel the nasty, in turn, humbuggian mess before the holiday season goes straight to hell and takes everyone along with it. But when the fat man goes missing, someone has to sit in. Suddenly discworld's entire myth system is unraveling at an alarming rate.
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Or ever again. Who would want to harm discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless—and oddly familiar—universe, but the Hogfather is one of them.
Eric: Discworld: The Unseen University Collection Discworld series Book 9Gollancz #ad - The usual stuff. But what he gets is rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage the world's most dangerous travel accessory into the bargain. Terry pratchett's hilarious take on the faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently, that he'd never been born.
Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard. Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The trouble is, he's not very good at it.
Jingo: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - Even the ones on his own side. It isn't much of an island that rises up one moonless night from the depths of the Circle Sea -- just a few square miles of silt and some old ruins. But war is, after all, simply the greatest of all crimes -- and it's Sir Samuel's sworn duty to seek out criminal masterminds wherever they may be hiding.
. Unfortunately, the historically disputed lump of land called Leshp is once again floating directly between Ankh-Morpork and the city of Al-Khali on the coast of Klatch -- which is spark enough to ignite that glorious internationalpastime called "war. Pressed into patriotic service, commander sam Vimes thinks he should be leading his loyal watchmen, female watchdwarf, and lady werewolf into battle against local malefactors rather than against uncomfortably well-armed strangers in the Klatchian desert.
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Carpe Jugulum: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - In a fit of enlightenment democracy and ebullient goodwill, King Verence invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. It is rare and splendid event when an author is elevated from the underground into the international literary establishment. S. Even so distinguished an author as A.
But once ensconced within the castle, garlic-eating, these wine-drinking, sun-loving modern vampires have no intention of leaving. In the case of england's best-known and best-loved modern satirist, that event has been long overdue. Ever. Consistent number-one bestsellers in england, they have garnered him a secure position in the pantheon of humor along with Mark Twain, Matt Groening, Douglas Adams, and Jonathan Swift.
Carpe Jugulum: A Novel of Discworld #ad - Terry pratchett's profoundly irreverent Discworld novels satirize and celebrate every aspect of life, modern and ancient, sacred and profane. For them, there's only one way to fight. Go for the throat, or as the vampyres themselves say. Carpe Jugulum. Byatt has sung his praises, calling Pratchett's intricate and delightful fictional Discworld "more complicated and satisfying than Oz.