Terry Pratchett Discworld novels are cult collectors items. With an incredible talent for combining humour and fantasy, Pratchett has given us a new universe to play with. Discworld, a flat circular place inhabited by a plethora of fine and jovial creatures sits on the back of four elephants and is propelled through space on a giant turtle.
Tolkein's Lord of the Rings may be the universally accepted definitive fantasy book, but right beside it are the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels.
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Terry Pratchett's latest Discworld novel: Raising Steam
: This is the 40th discworld story and it features a new character Mr Simnell, who complete with flat cap and sliding rule brings a new invention to Ankh-Morpork.
In order of publication, his discworld books are:The Colour of Magic: (1983) The Colour of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the bizarre land of Discworld. His entertaining and witty series has grown to more than 20 books, and this is where it all starts--with the tourist Twoflower and his hapless wizard guide, Rincewind ("All wizards get like that...it's... Read more
The Light Fantastic (1986): Another "Discworld" novel. In this episode, the Discworld is moving inexorably towards a collision with a malevolent redstar. There is only one man who can save the planet, the strange and hapless wizard Rincewind, last seen falling off the edge of the world.
Equal Rites (1987): The third in Terry Pratchett's hugely popular "Discworld" series. The wizard Drum Billet decides the time has come to relinquish his power and choose a successor, who should by rights be the eighth son of an eighth son. The designated eighth son, though, is female, and wizards are meant to be male.
Mort (1987): This illustrated edition from Terry Pratchett finds Mort ending up as Death's apprentice. The job comes with some perks, bed and board, plus free use of the company horse.
Sourcery (1988): Coin may only be a child, but he is also an extremely powerful sourcerer who has decided that he wants to take over the Disc World. The only people who stand in his way are Rincewind the inept wizard, Conina the Great Barbarian Thief who really wants to be a hairdresser, and Nijel.
Wyrd Sisters (1988): The sixth "Discworld" novel. The witches of Discworld, not the most joyful bunch, decide that they must get involved in the politics of the planet. Granny Weatherwax, their obvious choice as spokesperson, finds that life in royal politics is not as simple as it seems.
Pyramids (1989): Set in the desert kingdom of Djelibeybi, "Pyramids" follows the adventures and, more often, misadventures of Teppic, a teenage pharoah faced with a terror-filled world of mad high priests, sacred crocodiles, marching mummies and exploding pyramids.
Guards! Guards! (1989): Terror stalks the streets of Ankh-Morpork, greatest city on the Discworld. Something is turning unwary citizens into things resembling small charcoal biscuits. To the rescue come Carrott, Sergeant Vimes and the other members of the inebriated night watch.
Eric (1990): Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard . .
Moving Pictures (1990):The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the silver screen, and the inhabitants of Ankh-Morpork achieve stardom as the cameras roll. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? It's up to Victor Tugelbend and Theda Withel to find out.
Reaper Man (1991): One of the "Discworld" humorous fantasy series. Death is missing. Dead Rights activist Reg Shoe suddenly has more work than he'd ever dreamed of, and newly-deceased wizard Windle Poons wakes up in his coffin to find that he has come back as a corpse.
Witches Abroad (1991): One of the "Discworld" novels. The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick travel to the distant city of Genua to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince. But all they've got is Mrs Gogol's voodoo, a one-eyed cat and a secondhand magic wand that can only do pumpkins.
Small Gods (1992): Discworld is an extragavanza--among much else, it has billions of gods. "They swarm as thick as herring roe," writes Terry Pratchett in Small Gods, the 13th book in the series. Where there are gods galore, there are priests, high and low, and ... there are novices. Brutha is a novice...
Lords and Ladies (1992): Part of the "Discworld" humorous fantasy series. It's a hot Midsummer Night. Everything ought to be going like a dream as Magrat Garlick, witch, is going to be married in the morning. But crop circles are turning up everywhere and the Lancre All-Comers Morris Team have got drunk on a fairy mound.
Men at Arms (1993): Another wild romp through Discworld! Corporal Carrot, a young dwarf, is newly in charge of the recruits guarding Ankh-Morpork. Edward, the 37th Lord d'Eath, has just discovered that Ankh-Morpork, kingless for generations, has a sovereign ruler, who must be convinced that he is, in fact, the King.... Read more
Soul Music (1994): Other children got given xylophones. Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off.
Yes. There’s a Death in the family.
It’s hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe – especially when you have to take over the family business... Read more
Interesting Times (1994): Marvellous Discworld, which revolves on the backs of four great elephants and a big turtle, spins into Interesting Times, the 17th outing in Terry Pratchett's rollicking fantasy series. The gods are playing games again, and this time the mysterious Lady opposes Fate in a match of "Destinies... Read more
Maskerade (1995): There are strange goings-on at the Opera House in Ankh-Morpork. A ghost in a white mask is murdering, well, quite a lot of people, and two witches (it really isn't wise to call them "meddling, interfering old baggages"), or perhaps three, take a hand in unravelling the mystery. Fans of... Read more
Feet of Clay (1996): In Feet of Clay, Terry Pratchett continues the fantasy adventures on Discworld--where anything goes. Anything but murder, that is. Commander Vimes of the Watch must investigate a puzzling series of deaths, with help from various trolls and dwarfs. Pratchett's humour and excellent writing skills ... Read more
Hogfather (1996): What could more genuinely embody the spirit of Christmas (or Hogswatch, on the Discworld) than a Terry Pratchett book about the holiday season? Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists.
This year the Auditors, who want... Read more
Jingo (1997): Jingo is the 20th of Pratchett's Discworld novels, and the fourth to feature the City Guard of Ankh-Morpork. As Jingo begins, an island suddenly rises between Ankh- Morpork and Al-Khali, capital of Klatch. Both cities claim it. Lord Vetinari, the Patrician, has failed to convince the Ruling... Read more
The Last Continent (1998): Terry Pratchett's 22nd Discworld novel, The Last Continent, is a lighthearted tour of the fantasy land of Fourecks, a very Australian sort of place, with brief courses in theoretical physics and evolution thrown in for good measure. Pratchett returns to his first Discworld protagonist, the inept... Read more
Carpe Jugulum (1998): Carpe Jugulum is the 23rd Discworld novel, and with it this durable series continues its juggernaut procession onwards. Pratchett is an author who inspires such devotions that his fans will fall on the novel with cries of joy. Non-fans, perhaps, will want to know what all the fuss is about; and... Read more
The Fifth Elephant (1999): Terry Pratchett has a seemingly endless capacity for generating inventively comic novels about the Discworld and its inhabitants but there is in the hearts of most of his admirers a particular place for those novels which feature the hard-bitten captain of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch Samuel ... Read more
The Truth (2000): The Truth is Terry Pratchett's 25th novel about Discworld in general and the dirt-encrusted metropolis of Ankh-Morpork in particular--home of the sinister Patrician, the Unseen University of magicians and guilds for everything from Assassins to Thieves, taking in Clowns (but not mimes) along the... Read more
Thief of Time (2001): Terry Pratchett's Thief of Time, confronts Discworld and a variety of its defenders with an insidious menace; never before has the phrase "The End of History" had quite so sinister a sound. In the great stinking metropolis of Ankh Morpork, an obsessed clockmaker receives an unusual commission from... Read more
The Last Hero (2001): Terry Pratchett's The Last Hero is unusually short, a 40,000-word "Discworld Fable" rather than a full novel, but is illustrated throughout in sumptuous colour by Paul Kidby.
The 160 pages cover the series' longest and most awesome (but still comic) journey... Read more
Night Watch: A Discworld Novel (2002) : Terry Pratchett's Night Watch One moment, Sir Sam Vimes is in his old patrolman form, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath across the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. The next, he's lying naked in the street, having been sent back thirty years courtesy of a group of time-manipulating monks who won't leave well enough alone . This discworld book received the Prometheus Award in 2003; came 73rd in the Big Read; Locus Award nominee, 2003
The Wee Free Men(2003) : Terry Pratchett's The Wee Free Men Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnaped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle -- aka the Wee Free Men -- a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny.
A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Novel 32 (2004) : Terry Pratchett's A Hat Full of Sky . Something is coming after Tiffany ... Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic -- not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!
Thud!: A Discworld Novel (2005) : Terry Pratchett's Thud!. Once, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody combat. Centuries later, each species still views the other with simmering animosity. Lately, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens - a volatile situation made far worse when the pint-size provocateur is discovered bashed to death . . . with a troll club lying conveniently nearby. Locus Award nominee, 2006
Wintersmith: Discworld Novel 35 (Discworld Novels) (2006) : Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith. The third tale in a gloriously inventive fantasy sequence of tales about Tiffany Aching - young witch - and the Nac Mac Feegle - the Wee Free Men.
Making Money: A Discworld Novel (2007): Terry Pratchett's Making Money. It's an offer you can't refuse.
Who would not to wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork's Royal Mint and the bank next door?
It's a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, the life is not necessarily for long. Locus Award winner, Nebula nominee, 2008
Unseen Academicals: A Discworld Novel (2009): Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals. Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork. And now the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.
The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt (and no one knows anything much about Mr Nutt, not even Mr Nutt, which worries him, too). Locus Award Nominee, 2010
I Shall Wear Midnight: Discworld Novel 38: A Discworld Novel (Discworld Novels) (2010): Terry Pratchett's I Shall Wear Midnight. A man with no eyes. No eyes at all. Two tunnels in his head . . .
Somewhere - some time - there's a tangled ball of evil and spite, of hatred and malice, that has woken up.
And it's waking up all the old stories too - stories about evil old witches . . .
A terrific Discworld tale, filled with Terry Pratchett's inimitable blend of wit, insight and magical storytelling. Andre Norton winner, 2010
Snuff: Discworld Novel 39 (2011): Terry Pratchett's Snuff. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.
And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. Third fastest selling book in first week of publication
Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld Novels) (2013) : Terry Pratchett's Riasing Steam. Does not disappoint Discworld fans. It tells of a new invention and new inventions in Ankh-Morpork always indicate that adventures are to be had. It features favourite characters Lord Vetinari , Moist Von Lipwi, dwarves, goblins and the fat controller
. Readers can also meet a new character, Mr Simnel, an inventive genius.
They all make excellent reading, and supply loads of conversational subjects for pub small talk and hilarious anecdotes - some, like Mort, Pyramids and Small Gods are true classics.
Special edition volumes of Terry Pratchett's Discworld stories:An interesting concept are also collections which bind several of the discworld books of a similar ethos together in one volume:
The First Discworld Novels (containing The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic), The Rincewind Trilogy (containing Sourcery, Eric and Interesting Times), The City Watch (containing Guards! Guards!, Men at Arms and Feet of Clay), Death Trilogy (containing Mort, Reaper Man and Soul Music), The Gods Trilogy (containing Pyramids, Small Gods and Hogfather) and, if you can get it, The Witches Trilogy (containing Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters and Witches Abroad).
Auxilliary Discworld boks by Terry Pratchett which help to explain life on the incredible world he has createdA map of the discworld is also available: Death's Domain: A Discworld Map as is The Discworld Companion. See also, a recipe book: Nanny Ogg's Cookbook, and the slightly odd The Science of Discworld. The Discworld Almanac for the Common Year 2005 is the ultimate accessory for all Pratchett fans, the definitive almanak which will grace every loo in the kingdom. .
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