A marvellously eccentric fantasy tale for younger readers set in the Discworld universe.
Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.
Ethically challenging, beautifully orchestrated, philosophically
opposed to the usual plot fixes of fantasy * Guardian *
Simply gripping story-telling * The Times *
Powerful, passionate, mordantly funny and, at one point, unbearably sad * Daily Telegraph *
An astonishing novel...I marvelled at the ferociousness of the humour, and the willingness to go into dark places * Financial Times *
Great yarn written in fairly simple text * Liverpool Echo *