The 31st Discworld novel, now available in hardback as part of the Discworld Collector's Library.
Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling
Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was
published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty
bestselling books which have sold over 100 million copies
worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and
screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the
Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to
literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his
greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any.
'Like Jonathan Swift, Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a
distorting mirror to our own, and like Swift he is a satirist of
enormous talent ... incredibly funny ... compulsively
'A true original among contemporary writers - a fantasist who loves naff humour and silly names, and yet whose absurd world is, at heart, a serious portrait of the jingoistic fears that keep us at each other's throats.'
'The great Terry Pratchett, whose wit is metaphysical, who creates an energetic and lively secondary world, who has a multifarious genius for strong parody as opposed to derivative manipulation of past motifs, who deals with death with startling originality. Who writes amazing sentences.'
*The New York Times*