Eric

Eric
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2012-12-20
  • ISBN : 9780575123151

Eric Book Review:

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. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. 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 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.

Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2009-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781407034737

Moving Pictures Book Review:

'A true original among contemporary writers.' - The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is... 'Holy Wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important.' Alchemists have always thought that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose. Imagine then the damage that could be wrought on the Discworld if they get their hands on the ultimate alchemy: the invention of motion pictures, the greatest making of illusions. It may be a triumph of universe-shaking proportions. It's either that or they're about to unlock the dark secret of the Holy Wood hills - by mistake...

Wasp

Wasp
  • Author : Eric Frank Russell
  • Publisher : Pollinger in Print
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2007-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781905665457

Wasp Book Review:

The war had been going on for nearly a year and the Sirian Empire had a huge advantage in personnel and equipment. Earth needed an edge. Which was where James Mowry came in. If a small insect buzzing around in a car could so distract the driver as to cause that vehicle to crash, think what havoc one properly trained operative could wreak on an unuspecting enemy. Intensively trained, his appearance surgically altered, James Mowry is landed on Jaimec, the ninety-fourth planet of the Sirian Empire. His mission is simple: sap morale, cause mayhem, tie up resources, wage a one-man war on a planet of eighty million. In short, be a wasp. First published in 1957, WASP is generally regarded as Eric Frank Russell's best novel, a witty and exciting account of a covert war in the heart of enemy territory.

The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic

The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2020-03-26
  • ISBN : 9781473582897

The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic Book Review:

Imagine a flat world, sitting on the backs of four elephants, who hurtle through space balanced on a giant turtle. The Discworld is a place (and a time) parallel to our own - but also very different. That is the setting for Terry Pratchett's phenomenally successful Discworld series, which now celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Discworld Graphic Novels presents the very first two volumes of this much-loved series in graphic novel form. First published fifteen years ago, these fully illustrated versions are now issued for the first time in hardback. Introduced here are the bizarre misadventures of Twoflower, the Discworld's first ever tourist, and possibly - portentously - its last, and his guide Rincewind, the spectacularly inept wizard.Not to mention the Luggage, which has a mind of its own.

Sourcery

Sourcery
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781407034546

Sourcery Book Review:

'It's vital to remember who you really are . . . it isn't a good idea to rely on other people or things to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong.' An eighth son of an eighth son is born, a wizard squared, a source of magic. A sourcerer. Unseen University, the Discworld's most magical establishment, has finally got its wish: the emergence of a wizard more powerful than ever before. You'd think they would have been a little more careful what they wished for . . . As the sourcerer takes over the University and sets his sights on the rest of the world, only one wizard manages to escape his influence. Unfortunately for everyone, it's Rincewind. Once again the cowardly wizard must embark on a quest: to deliver a precious artefact - the very embodiment of magic itself - halfway across the Disc to safety. If he doesn't make it, the death of all wizardry is at hand. And the end of the world, depending on who you listen to. 'One of our greatest fantasists, and beyond a doubt the funniest' George R.R. Martin 'May well be considered his masterpiece . . . Humour such as his is an endangered species' The Times Sourcery is the third book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 2008-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781407034966

Interesting Times Book Review:

'There is a curse. They say: may you live in interesting times . . .' This is the worst thing you can wish on a citizen of Discworld. Especially for the magically challenged Rincewind, who has already had far too much excitement in his life. Unfortunately, the unlucky wizard always seems to end up in the middle of, well, absolutely everything. So when a request for a 'Great Wizzard' arrives from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's obviously Rincewind who's sent. For one thing, he's the only one who spells wizard that way. Once again Rincewind is thrown headfirst into a dangerous adventure. For the oldest empire on the Disc is in turmoil and Chaos is building. And, for some reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a vital role in the coming war . . . 'Pratchett is a comic genius' Daily Express 'Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre' Observer Interesting Times is the fifth book in the Wizards series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Guards! Guards!

Guards! Guards!
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Corgi
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2012-10-11
  • ISBN : 0552166669

Guards! Guards! Book Review:

âe~Vimes ran a practised eye over the assortment before him. It was the usual Ankh-Morpork mob in times of crisis; half of them were here to complain, a quarter of them were here to watch the other half, and the remainder were here to rob, importune or sell hotdogs to the rest.âe(tm) Insurrection is in the air in Ankh-Morpork. The Haves and Have-Nots are about to fall out all over again. Captain Sam Vimes of the cityâe(tm)s ramshackle Night Watch is used to this. Itâe(tm)s enough to drive a man to drink. Well, to drink more. But this time, something is different âe" the Have-Nots have found the key to a dormant, lethal weapon that even they donâe(tm)t fully understand, and theyâe(tm)re about to unleash a campaign of terror on the city. Time for Captain Vimes to sober up.

Small Gods

Small Gods
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2016-07-28
  • ISBN : 9781473541252

Small Gods Book Review:

'Just because you can't explain it, doesn't mean it's a miracle.' In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: 'Hey, you!' This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, it's certainly not helpful to be reduced to appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone's book. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast: for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please... Now adapted into graphic novel form with new artwork by Ray Friesen.

The Illustrated Eric

The Illustrated Eric
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2017-10-12
  • ISBN : 147322327X

The Illustrated Eric Book Review:

Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters. Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. 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 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. The outcome is an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently - that he'd never been born.

Small Gods

Small Gods
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2008-12-26
  • ISBN : 9781407034843

Small Gods Book Review:

'You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.' Religion is a competitive business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion and their own gods, of every shape and size - all fighting for faith, followers, and a place at the top. So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it's clear he's become less important than he realised. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One - or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love - but that's hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme . . . 'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power . . .' Independent 'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone.

Rincewind the Wizzard

Rincewind the Wizzard
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 649
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0739403451

Rincewind the Wizzard Book Review:

Includes "The Colour of Magic", "The Light Fantastic", "Sourcery" and "Eric".

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2014-02-03
  • ISBN : 9781472537089

Interesting Times Book Review:

A new stage adaptation of one of Pratchett's best-selling novels The Discworld's most inept wizard has been sent from Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork to the oppressive Agatean Empire to help some well-intentioned rebels overthrow the Emperor. He's assisted by toy-rabbit-wielding rebels, an army of terracotta warriors, a tax gatherer and a group of seven very elderly barbarian heroes lead by Cohen the Barbarian. Opposing him, though, is the evil and manipulative Lord Hong and his army of 750,000 men. Oh...Rincewind is also aided by Twoflower - Discworld's first tourist and the author of a subversive book, about his visit to Ankh-Morpork, which has inspired the rebels in their struggle for freedom. The book is called "What I Did On My Holidays"."One of the funniest authors alive" Independent

Guards! Guards!: The Play

Guards! Guards!: The Play
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2011-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781448110537

Guards! Guards!: The Play Book Review:

Terry Pratchett's infamous city of Ankh-Morpork is under threat from a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon, summoned by a secret society of malcontented tradesmen. Defending Ank-Morpork against this threat is the entire, underpaid, undervalued City Night Watch - a drunken and world-weary Captain, a cowardly and overweight Sergeant, a small opportunistic Corporal of dubious parentage...and their newest recruit, Lance Constable Carrot, who is upright, literal, law-abiding and keen. Aiding them in their fight for truth, justice and the Ankh-Morporkian way are a small swamp dragon and the Librarian of Unseen University (who just happens to be an orang-utan).

Hogfather

Hogfather
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 88
  • Relase : 2021-04-22
  • ISBN : 9781350244719

Hogfather Book Review:

It's the night before Hogswatch. And it's too quiet. Superstition makes things work in the Discworld, and undermining it can have consequences. It's just not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say 'Ho Ho Ho...' It's the last night of the year, the time is turning, and if Susan, gothic governess and Death's granddaughter (sort of), doesn't sort everything out by morning, there won't be a morning. Ever again... Adapted by Terry Pratchett's long-time collaborator Stephen Briggs, this play text version of Pratchett's bestselling Discworld novel Hogfather wittily and faithfully reimagines the story for the stage.

Lords And Ladies

Lords And Ladies
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2008-12-16
  • ISBN : 9781407034874

Lords And Ladies Book Review:

'People didn't seem to be able to remember what it was like with the elves around. Life was certainly more interesting then, but usually because it was shorter. And it was more colourful, if you liked the colour of blood . . .' On Midsummer Night, dreams are especially powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they can cause the walls between realities to come crashing down. And some things you really don't want to break through. The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick return home to discover that elves have invaded Lancre. And even in a world of wizards, trolls, dwarfs, Morris dancers - and the odd orangutan - they're spectacularly nasty creatures. The fairies are back - and this time they don't just want your teeth . . . 'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy' The Sunday Times Lords and Ladies is the fourth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Eric

Eric
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061807039

Eric Book Review:

Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad...at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes:to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin' hot babe. But Eric isn't even good at getting his own way. Instead of a powerful demon, he conjures, well, Rincewind, a wizard whose incompetence is matched only by Eric's. And as if that wasn't bad enough, that lovable travel accessory the Luggage has arrived, too. Accompanied by his best friends, there's only one thing Eric wishes now -- that he'd never been born!

The Rincewind Trilogy

The Rincewind Trilogy
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0575072369

The Rincewind Trilogy Book Review:

"The Rincewind Trilogy" is a bumper volume containing the complete text of two novels and one novella, all starring one of the Discworld's most popular characters: the Wizard Rincewind and his irrepressible - and quite intractable - Luggage.

Reaper Man

Reaper Man
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2009-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781407034775

Reaper Man Book Review:

'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more' Daily Mail The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Death has to happen. That’s what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.' But it can. And it has. Death is missing – presumed gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls - there's no telling what might happen! Particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living . . . ___________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Reaper Man is the second book in the Death series.

Equal Rites

Equal Rites
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781407034478

Equal Rites Book Review:

'They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.' Everybody knows there's no such thing as a female wizard. So when the wizard Drum Billet accidentally passes on his staff of power to an eighth daughter of an eighth son, a girl called Eskarina (Esk, for short), the misogynistic world of wizardry wants nothing to do with her. Thankfully Granny Weatherwax, the Discworld's most famous witch, has plenty of experience ignoring the status quo. With Granny's help, Esk sneaks her way into the magical Unseen University and befriends apprentice wizard Simon. But power is unpredictable, and these bright young students soon find themselves in a whole new dimension of trouble. Let the battle of the sexes begin . . . 'If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you?' Guardian 'Pratchett uses his other world to hold up a distorting mirror to our own' The Times Equal Rites is the first book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Guards! Guards!

Guards! Guards!
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 1473200180

Guards! Guards! Book Review:

This is where the dragons went. They lie... not dead, not asleep, but... dormant. And although the space they occupy isn't like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there's a key... GUARDS! GUARDS! is the 8th Discworld novel - and after this, dragons will never be the same again!