Paperbacks

emboss and seal

All of our embossed books come exclusively with a signature plate, embossed directly into the page and are further enhanced with a metallic embossed wafer.

The design may vary, we have a Death and an A’tuin signature plate as well as the Terry shown. The wafers may also differ depending on availability. The honey bee in memory of Terry, is our most popular. You will not find embossed books anywhere else and the designs were overseen and approved by Terry himself.

The Colour of Magic – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 293

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 18mm

Transworld is releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels. The Witches series were the first to get the treatment, now it’s the turn of the Wizards.

Introducing the new look for The Colour of Magic, the first book in the series. Interestingly names as one of the BBC’s 100 most inspiring novels.

‘It was octarine, the colour of magic. It was alie and glowing and vibrant and it was the undisputed pigment of the imagination…’

Somewhere between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a magical world not totally unlike our own. Except for the fact that it travels through space on the shoulders of four giant elephants who in turn stand on the shell of an astronomically huge star turtle, of course.

Rincewind is the world’s worst wizard who has just been handed a very important job: to look after the world’s first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, their journey across the Disc includes facing robbers, monsters, mercenaries, and Death himself.

And the whole thing’s just a game of the gods that might send them over the edge . . .

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

The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Wizard series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

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The Light Fantastic – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 293

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 18mm

Transworld is releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels. The Witches series were the first to get the treatment, now it’s the turn of the Wizards.

Introducing the new look for The Light Fantastic, the second book in the series.

‘Darkness isn’t the opposite of light, it is simply its absence . . . what was radiating from the book was the light that lies on the far side of darkness, the light fantastic.’

The Discworld is in danger, heading towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, its magic fading. It needs a hero, and fast.

What it doesn’t need is Rincewind, an inept and cowardly wizard who is still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Or Twoflower, the well-meaning tourist whose luggage has a mind (and legs) of its own.

Which is a shame, because that’s all there is . . .

His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fictionMail on Sunday

‘Incredibly funny, compulsively readable’ 
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The Light Fantastic is the second book in the Wizard series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

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Sourcery – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 289

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 18mm

Transworld is releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels. The Witches series were the first to get the treatment, now it’s the turn of the Wizards.

Introducing the new look for Sourcery, the third book in the series.

‘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 Wizard series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

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Interesting Times – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 432

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 18mm

Transworld is releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels. The Witches series were the first to get the treatment, now it’s the turn of the Wizards.

Introducing the new look for Interesting Times, the fifth book in the series.

‘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 Wizard series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

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The Last Continent – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 416

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 18mm

Transworld is releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels. The Witches series were the first to get the treatment, now it’s the turn of the Wizards.

Introducing the new look for The Last Continent, the sixth book in the series.

‘Anything you do in the past changes the future. The tiniest little actions have huge consequences. You might tread on an ant now and it might entirely prevent someone from being born in the future.’

Rincewind, inept wizard and reluctant hero, has found himself magically stranded on the Discworld’s last continent.

It’s hot. It’s dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one believes in any more. Practically everything that’s not poisonous is venomous. But it’s the best bloody place in the world, all right?

And in a few days, it will die. The only thing standing between the last continent and wind-blown doom is Rincewind, and he can’t even spell wizard. Still . . . no worries, eh?

‘A minor masterpiece. I laughed so much I fell from my armchair’ Time Out

‘A master storyteller’ A. S. Byatts

The Last Continent is the sixth book in the Wizard series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

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Unseen Academicals – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 544

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 18mm

Transworld is releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels. The Witches series were the first to get the treatment, now it’s the turn of the Wizards.

Introducing the new look for Unseen Academicals, the seventh book in the series.

‘We play and are played and the best we can hope for is to do it with style.’

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.

To do this, they recruit an unlikely group of players: Trev, a street urchin with a talent for kicking a tin can; Glenda, the night chef who makes a mean pie; Juliet, the kitchen hand turned world’s greatest fashion model; and the mysterious Mr Nutt, who has something powerful, and dark, locked away inside him . . .

And the thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football. Here we go, here we go, here we go!

‘This isn’t just football, it’s Discworld football. Or, to borrow another phrase, it’s about life, the Universe and everything’ The Times

‘No one mixes the fantastical and mundane to better comic effect‘ Daily Mail

Unseen Academicals is the seventh book in the Wizard series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

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Equal Rites – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 288

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 18mm

Transworld is delighted to announce that it will be releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, starting with the six books in the Witches series together with the standalone title Small Gods.

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Wyrd Sisters – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 368

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 23mm

Transworld is delighted to announce that it will be releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, starting with the six books in the Witches series together with the standalone title Small Gods.

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Witches Abroad – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 368

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 23mm

Transworld is delighted to announce that it will be releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, starting with the six books in the Witches series together with the standalone title Small Gods.

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Lords and Ladies – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 400

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 25mm

Transworld is delighted to announce that it will be releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, starting with the six books in the Witches series together with the standalone title Small Gods.

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Carpe Jugulum – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 416

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 27mm

Transworld is delighted to announce that it will be releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, starting with the six books in the Witches series together with the standalone title Small Gods.

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Maskerade – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 384

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 24mm

Transworld is delighted to announce that it will be releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, starting with the six books in the Witches series together with the standalone title Small Gods.

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Small Gods – 2022 Release

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 400

Size: 127mm x 198mm x 24mm

Transworld is delighted to announce that it will be releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, starting with the six books in the Witches series together with the standalone title Small Gods.

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The Colour of Magic

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Size: 128mm x 198mm x 19mm

In the beginning there was…a turtle. Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried though space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown). It plays by different rules. But then, some things are the same everywhere. The Disc’s very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the world’s first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the land. Unfortunately, the person charged with maintaining that survival in the face of robbers, mercenaries and, well, Death, is a spectacularly inept wizard…

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A Blink of the Screen

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£10.00

In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett’s long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas,all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

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A Hat Full of Sky

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£10.00

A real witch never casually steps out of her body, leaving it empty. Eleven-year-old Tiffany does. And there’s something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can’t die . . .

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A Slip of the Keyboard

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£10.00

Terry Pratchett earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series – but in recent years he became equally well-known as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the best of Pratchett’s non fiction writing on his life, on his work, and on the weirdness of the world: from Granny Pratchett to Gandalf’s love life; from banana daiquiris to books that inspired him; from getting started as a writer to the injustices that he fought to end.

With his trademark humour, humanity and unforgettable way with words, this collection offers an insight behind the scenes of Discworld into a much loved and much missed figure – man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and the right to a good death.

With a foreword by Neil Gaiman

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Carpe Jugulum

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Size: 128mm x 198mm x 28mm

In this and indeed other lives there are givers and takers. It’s safe to say that vampires are very much in the latter camp. They don’t have much time for the givers of this world – except perhaps mealtimes – and even less for priests. Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. Lancre’s newest residents are a thoroughly modern, sophisticated vampire family. They’ve got style and fancy waistcoats. They’re out of the casket and want a bite of the future. But they haven’t met the neighbours yet: between them and Lancre stand Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg. And Magrat, who is trying to combine witchcraft and nappies. And young Agnes, although she is really in two minds about everything. Mightily Oats knows he has a prayer, but he wishes he had an axe.

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Death’s Domain

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£15.00

It’s no more than a breath away… Everyone needs a place to relax after a long day, after all. So here is the place where the Grim Reaper can kick back and take the load off his scythe. Here’s the golf course that’s not so much crazy as insane, and the useless maze, and the dark gardens – all brought (incongruously) to life. And here, for the first time ever, you will find out the reason why Death can’t understand rockeries, and what hapens to garden gnomes. As Death rides Binky into the sunset (of other people’s lives), you can at last see what he gets up to when he’s not at work.

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Diggers

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This is the story of Jekub, the Dragon in the Hill with great big teeth and a great loud voice. (Well, that’s according to the nomes, but they are only four inches tall.)  When humans threaten their new home in the quarry, the natural thing would be to run and hide. But the nomes have got the wild idea that they should fight back. After all, everyone knows that nomes are faster and smarter than humans, and now they have a secret weapon . . .

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Equal Rites

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Size: 128mm x 198mm x 19mm

They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check that the baby in question was a son. Everybody knows that there’s no such thing as a female wizard. But now it’s gone and happened, there’s nothing much anyone can do about it. Let the battle of the sexes begin…

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Father Christmas’s Fake Beard

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Page count: 208

Size: 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm

Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different?

Turkey and carols, presents and crackers – they all start to feel a bit . . . samey.

How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!?

Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) – you’ll never see Christmas in the same way again.

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Feet of Clay

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Format: Paperback

Size: 128mm x 198mm x 25mm

THERE’S A WEREWOLF WITH PRE-LUNAR TENSION IN ANKH-MORPORK. AND A DWARF WITH ATTITUDE AND A GOLEM WHO’S BEGUN TO THINK FOR ITSELF. But for Commander Vimes, Head of Ankh-Morpork City Watch, that’s only the start… There’s treason in the air. A crime has happened. He’s not only got to find out whodunit, but howdunit too. He’s not even sure what they dun. But soon as he knows what the questions are, he’s going to want some answers.

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Going Postal

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£10.00

Format: Paperback

Size: 128mm x 198mm x 32mm

The post was an old thing, of course, but it was so old that it had magically become new again. Moist von Lipwig is a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork’s ailing postal service back on its feet. It’s a tough decision. The post is a creaking old institution, overshadowed by new technology. But there are people who still believe in it, and Moist must become one of them if he’s going to see that the mail gets though, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too. Perhaps there’s a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who’s prepared to push the envelope…

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Good Omens

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‘Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right’ People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it.

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Guards! Guards!

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Format: Paperback

Size: 128mm x 198mm x 26mm

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 eighth Discworld novel – and after this, dragons will never be the same again!

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Guards! Guards!: A Discworld Graphic Novel

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Some night-time prowler is turning the (mostly) honest citizens of Ankh-Morpork into something resembling small charcoal biscuits. And that’s a real problem for Captain Vimes, who must tramp the mean streets of the naked city looking for a 70-foot-long fire-breathing dragon which, he believes, can help him with his enquiries. But there’s more – now we get to see Ankh-Morpork in all its glory; illustrations so vibrant you can practically smell and taste the denizens of this delightful city (although with Corporal Nobbs, you might rather wish you didn’t have to). All rendered in painstaking detail by Graham Higgins (who feels he now knows altogether far too much about the murky goings on inside Nobbs’ head).

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Hogfather

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Format: Paperback

Size: 128mm x 198mm x 26mm

Susan had never hung up a stocking . She’d never put a tooth under her pillow in the serious expectation that a dentally inclined fairy would turn up. It wasn’t that her parents didn’t believe in such things. They didn’t need to believe in them. They know they existed. They just wished they didn’t. It’s the night before Hogswatch. And it’s too quiet. Where is the big jolly fat man? There are those who believe and those who don’t, but either way it’s not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho. Superstition makes things work in Discworld, and undermining it can have Consequences, particularly on the last night of the year when the time is turning. Susan the gothic governess has got to sort everything out by morning, otherwise there won’t be a morning. Ever again… The 20th Discworld novel is a festive feast of darkness and Death (but with jolly robins and tinsel too). As they say: ‘You’d better watch out…’

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I Shall Wear Midnight

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It’s not easy being a witch, and it’s certainly not all whizzing about on broomsticks, but Tiffany Aching – teen witch – is doing her best. Until something evil wakes up, something that stirs up all the old stories about nasty old witches, so that just wearing a pointy hat suddenly seems a very bad idea. Worse still, this evil ghost from the past is hunting down one witch in particular. He’s hunting for Tiffany. And he’s found her . . .

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Interesting Times

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Format: Paperback

Size: 128mm x 198mm x 21mm

MIGHTY BATTLES! REVOLUTION! DEATH! WAR! (AND HIS SONS TERROR AND PANIC, AND DAUGHTER CLANCY). The oldest and most inscrutable empire on the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise What I did on My Holidays. Workers are uniting, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes. Warlords are struggling for power. War (and Clancy) are spreading throughout the ancient cities. And all that stands in the way of terrible doom for everyone is: Rincewind the Wizard, who can’t even spell the word ‘wizard’… Cohen the barbarian hero, five foot tall in his surgical sandals, who has had a lifetime’s experience of not dying… …and a very special butterfly.

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