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.
Moist doesn't want the job. Now the supreme despot Lord Vetinari is asking Moist if he'd like to make some real money. Well, not like a government office at all. 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.
Going Postal Discworld Book 33
Instead, they want him dead—deader than all those dead letters. A splendid send-up of government, the postal system, and everything that lies in between in this newest entry in Terry Pratchett’s internationally bestselling Discworld series. Convicted con man and forger moist von lipwig is given a choice: Face the hangman’s noose, or get Ankh Morpork’s ancient Post Office up and running efficiently! It was a tough decision.
And here he’d thought that all he’d have to face was rain, snow, and gloom of night. To top it all off, shadowy characters don’t want the mail moved. And you really wouldn’t want to know what his new girlfriend can do with a shoe. Now, the former criminal is facing really big problems. One of the postmen is 18, 000 years old.
There’s tons of undelivered mail. Ghosts are talking to him.
Unseen Academicals: A Novel of Discworld
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, who are reknowned for many things—sagacity, magic, Unseen Academicals focuses on the wizards at Ankh-Morpork’s Unseen University, and their love of teatime—as they attempt to conquer athletics.
Discworld lives on in Unseen Academicals, the latest novel from Terry Pratchett.
Raising Steam Discworld Book 40
Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job. Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. The new discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town.
Thud!: A Novel of Discworld
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. 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.
. Lately, grag hamcrusher, the influential dwarf, 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 . 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.
. Centuries later, each species still views the other with simmering animosity. Once, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody combat. Vimes's second most-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to always being home at six p. M.
Snuff: A Novel of Discworld
Has a satirist's instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist's eye for the telling detail. Daily telegraph london “The purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse. Washington post book worldsam vimes, watch commander of Ankh-Morpork, is at long last taking a much-needed and well deserved vacation. But, daring, where nothing goes as planned—and before vimes can even change his cardboard-soled boots for vacationer’s slippers, of course, cunning, this is Discworld®, the gruff watch commander soon finds himself enmeshed in a fresh fiasco fraught with magic, and for the reader more than for poor Vimes endless hilarity.
Pratchett. Did he really expect time off? as vimes himself says in Feet of Clay, “there’s some magical creature called ‘overtime, ’ only no one’s even seen its footprints. Following the new york times bestselling Unseen Academichals, Terry Pratchett delivers an enthralling new tale from a place of insuperable adventure: Discworld.
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Monstrous Regiment Discworld Book 31
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. But duty calls, the battlefield beckons. 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, a troll, an Igor, a religious fanatic, Polly is eagerly welcomed into the fighting fold—along with a vampire, and two uncommonly close "friends. It would appear that Polly "Ozzer" Perks isn't the only grunt with a secret.
A year ago, polly perks's brother marched off to battle, and Polly's willing to resort to drastic measures to find him. And now is the time for all good. Er. War has come to Discworld.
Wintersmith Discworld Book 35
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. 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.
. 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.
The Truth: A Novel of Discworld
The denizens of Ankh-Morpork fancy they've seen just about everything. There's that pesky little thing called the truth. The facts say Vetinari is guilty. But as william de Worde learns, facts don't always tell the whole story. 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. 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.
Night Watch: A Novel of Discworld
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. 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. 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.
. This discworld is a darker place that Vimes remembers too well, three decades before his title, beloved wife, fortune, and impending first child. 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.
One moment, sir sam vimes is in his old patrolman form, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath across the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. Worse still, the murderer he's pursuing has been transported back also.
I Shall Wear Midnight Discworld Book 38
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. But someone—or something—is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches.
Aided by the tiny-but-tough wee free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her.