. Set in terry pratchett's beloved Discworld, this masterfully crafted, gripping read is both compelling and funny. When one of the world's most acclaimed fantasy writers turns a classic fairy tale on its head, no one will ever look at the Pied Piper—or rats—the same way again! Carnegie medal winner * new york public library books for the teen age * voya best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror * ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * Book Sense PickThe Amazing Maurice runs the perfect Pied Piper scam.
Monstrous Regiment Discworld Book 31HarperCollins e-books #ad - But duty calls, the battlefield beckons. Again. And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, arrogantly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its unrelenting aggressiveness. A year ago, polly perks's brother marched off to battle, and Polly's willing to resort to drastic measures to find him.
So she cuts off her hair, dons masculine garb, and -- aided by a well-placed pair of socks -- sets out to join this man's army. Since a nation in such dire need of cannon fodder can't afford to be too picky, an Igor, Polly is eagerly welcomed into the fighting fold—along with a vampire, a troll, a religious fanatic, and two uncommonly close "friends.
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Night Watch: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - Worse still, the murderer he's pursuing has been transported back also. Plus there's a chance to steer a novice watchman straight and teach him a valuable thing or three about policing, an impressionable young copper named Sam Vimes. This discworld is a darker place that Vimes remembers too well, three decades before his title, fortune, beloved wife, and impending first child.
Sam vimes knows his duty, and by changing history he might just save some worthwhile necks—though it could cost him his own personal future. One moment, sir sam vimes is in his old patrolman form, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath across the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. Worst of all, it's the eve of a fabled street rebellion that needlessly destroyed more than a few good and not so good men.
Night Watch: A Novel of Discworld #ad - 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.
A Hat Full of Sky Discworld Book 32HarperCollins #ad - In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself. 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!What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her.
A Hat Full of Sky Discworld Book 32 #ad - . This time, neither mistress weatherwax the greatest witch in the world nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. If it can be done at all. The second in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching. Something is coming after Tiffany.
The Truth: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - But as william de Worde learns, facts don't always tell the whole story. But then comes the ankh-morpork Times, struggling scribe William de Worde's upper-crust, newsletter turned Discworld's first paper of record. An ethical joulnalist, de worde has a proclivity for investigating stories -- a nasty habit that soon creates powerful enemies eager to stop his presses.
The Truth: A Novel of Discworld #ad - The denizens of Ankh-Morpork fancy they've seen just about everything. And what better way than to start the Inquirer, a titillating well, what else would it be? tabloid that conveniently interchanges what's real for what sells. But de worde's got an inside line on the hot story concerning Ankh-Morpork's leading patrician Lord Vetinari.
. There's that pesky little thing called the truth. The facts say Vetinari is guilty.
Thief of Time: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - And then the trouble will really begin. Which means esteemed history monk Lu-Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd have to put on some speed to stop the timepiece before it starts. Everybody wants more time, to places like cities, "oh where does the time go?"while everyone always talks about slowing down, where busy denizens lament, like underwater how much time does a codfish really need?, which is why on Discworld only the experts can manage it -- the venerable Monks of History who store it and pump it from where it's wasted, one young horologist is about to do the unthinkable.
He's going to stop. Well, stop time that is, by building the world's first truly accurate clock. For if the perfect clock starts ticking, Time -- as we know it -- will end.
Thud!: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - With a troll club lying conveniently nearby. Commander sam vimes of the City Watch is aware of the importance of solving the Hamcrusher homicide without delay. Once, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody combat. And the deadly puzzle is pulling him deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear—and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself.
Thud!: A Novel of Discworld #ad - Sharp to read where's My Cow? to Sam, Jr. But more than one corpse is waiting for Vimes in the eerie, summoning darkness of a labyrinthine mine network being secretly excavated beneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. Centuries later, each species still views the other with simmering animosity. Vimes's second most-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to always being home at six p.
M. 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 .
Wintersmith Discworld Book 35HarperCollins #ad - Full of rich humor, wisdom, and eventfulness. Horn book starred reviewby beloved and bestselling Terry Pratchett, this is the third in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching. When the spirit of winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world.
Wintersmith Discworld Book 35 #ad - . Forever. Ala best fiction for young adults * ala booklist editors' Choice * ALA Notable Children's Book“Pratchett’s unique blend of comedy and articulate insight is at its vibrant best. It will take all the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring.
Because if tiffany doesn't make it to Spring, Spring won't come for anyone.
Unseen Academicals: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - Delivering the trademark insight and humor readers the world over have come to expect from “the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” Washington Post Book World, Unseen Academicals focuses on the wizards at Ankh-Morpork’s Unseen University, who are reknowned for many things—sagacity, magic, and their love of teatime—as they attempt to conquer athletics.
Discworld lives on in Unseen Academicals, the latest novel from Terry Pratchett.
I Shall Wear Midnight Discworld Book 38HarperCollins #ad - Aided by the tiny-but-tough wee free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. But someone—or something—is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. The fourth in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
As the witch of the chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root.
Making Money: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - But he'll soon be making lethal enemies as well as money, especially if he can't figure out where all the gold has gone. Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig has somehow managed to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork Post Office running like. Vetinari wants moist to resuscitate the venerable Royal Mint—so that perhaps it will no longer cost considerably more than a penny to make a penny.
Making Money: A Novel of Discworld #ad - Moist doesn't want the job. However, a request from ankh-morpork's current ruling tyrant isn't a "request" per se, more like a "once-in-a-lifetime-offer-you-can-certainly-refuse-if-you-feel-you've-lived-quite-long-enough. So moist will just have to learn to deal with elderly Royal Bank chairman Topsy née Turvy Lavish and her two loaded crossbows, a face-lapping Mint manager, and a chief clerk who's probably a vampire.
. Well, not like a government office at all. Now the supreme despot Lord Vetinari is asking Moist if he'd like to make some real money.