The sixteenth Discworld novel.
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. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.
'Pratchett lures classical themes and popular mythologies into the
dark corners of his imagination, gets them drunk and makes them do
things you wouldn't dream of doing with an Oxford don' * Daily Mail
'Very clever madcap satire which has universal appeal. If you haven't tried him, this is a fun one to start with'* Today *
'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction'* Mail on Sunday *
'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 readable'* The Times *