In this discworld installment, well, Death comes to Mort with an offer he can't refuse -- especially since being, dead isn't compulsory. As death's apprentice, he'll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won't need time off for family funerals.
Equal Rites: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late. Terry pratchett's profoundly irreverent, kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, and Carl Hiaasen. In equal rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born.
Sourcery: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - As if that wasn’t complicated enough, said wizard then had seven sons. Who of course, was a source of magic — a sourcerer. Will the sourcerer lead the wizards to dominate all of Discworld? Or can Rincewind’s tiny band stave off the Apocalypse? And then he had an eighth son — a wizard squared that’s all the math, really.
Sourcery, a hilarious mix of magic, and Luggage, mayhem, is the fifth book in Terry Pratchett's classic fantasy Discworld series. Rincewind, the legendarily inept wizard, has returned after falling off the edge of the world. But that’s not all… once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was, of course, a wizard.
Sourcery: A Novel of Discworld #ad - And this time, he’s brought the Luggage.
Wyrd Sisters: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - As granny weatherwax is about to discover, though, it's a lot harder to stir up trouble in the castle than some theatrical types would have you think. Even when you've got a few unexpected spells up your sleeve. Granny weatherwax teams with two other witches — nanny ogg and margat Garlick - as an unlikely alliance to save a prince and restore him to the throne of Lancre, in a tale that borrows — or is it parodies — some of William Shakespeare's best-loved works.
But then there are those times they can't help it. Terry pratchett’s fantasy classic wyrd sisters, is the story of Granny Weatherwax, a novel in the Discworld series, the most highly regarded non-leader a coven of non-social witches could ever have. Generally, these loners don't get involved in anything, mush less royal intrigue.
The Light Fantastic: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - Terry pratchett's profoundly irreverent, kurt Vonnegut, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. In the light fantastic, only one individual can save the world from a disastrous collision. Unfortunately, the hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world.
Reaper Man: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - The oldest geezer in the entire faculty of unseen University -- home of magic, and big dinners -- Windle was looking forward to a wonderful afterlife, wizardry, not this boring been-there-done-that routine. They say there are only two things you can count on. But that was before DEATH started pondering the existential.
Of course, the last thing anyone needs is a squeamish Grim Reaper and soon his Discworld bosses have sent him off with best wishes and a well-earned gold watch. Now death is having the time of his life, finding greener pastures where he can put his scythe to a whole new use. But like every cutback in an important public service, DEATH's demise soon leads to chaos and unrest -- literally, for those whose time was supposed to be up, like Windle Poons.
Reaper Man: A Novel of Discworld #ad - To get the fresh start he deserves, windle and the rest of Ankh-Morpork's undead and underemployed set off to find DEATH and save the world for the living and everybody else, of course.
Guards! Guards!: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - How did it get there? how is the unique and supreme lodge of the elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night involved? Can the Ankh-Morpork City Watch restore order – and the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork to power?Magic, mayhem, and a marauding dragon. Who could ask for anything more? Welcome to guards! guards!, the eighth book in Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld series.
Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis "noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King it is a noble dragon, after all.
The Color of Magic: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - This is where it all begins -- with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind. Terry pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and Carl Hiaasen. The color of magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld.
Pyramids: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. Pyramids is the seventh book in the award-winning comic fantasy Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. In pyramids, you'll discover the tale of teppic, a student at the Assassin’s Guild of Ankh-Morpok and prince of the tiny kingdom of Djelibeybi, thrust into the role of pharaoh after his father’s sudden death.
And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal—not to mention a headstrong handmaiden—at the heart of his realm. Sometimes being a god is no fun at all. First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad -- a pyramid to end all pyramids. It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do.
Soul Music: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - The progeny of death's adopted daughter and his apprentice, she shows real talent for the trade. Determined to devote his life to music, the unlucky fellow soon finds that all his dreams are coming true. When her dear old granddad -- the Grim Reaperhimself -- goes missing, Susan takes over the family business.
Well almost. In this finger-snapping, douglas adams, kurt vonnegut, and rocks that roll, Death, toe-tapping tale of youth, Terry Pratchett once again demonstrates the wit and genius that have propelled him to the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, and Carl Hiaasen. That is until a little string in her heart goes "twang.
Soul Music: A Novel of Discworld #ad - With a head full of dreams and a pocketful of lint, Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, yearning to become a rock star.
Hogfather: A Novel of DiscworldHarperCollins e-books #ad - Which, susan, in turn, has death's level-headed granddaughter, racing to unravel the nasty, humbuggian mess before the holiday season goes straight to hell and takes everyone along with it. Yet here it is, old, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, Hogswatchnight, and the jolly, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace.
And there's something shady going on involving an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins' Guild and certain representatives of Ankh-Morpork's rather extensive criminal element. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when the Hogfather himself dons his red suit and climbs in his sleigh pulled by—of course—eight hogs, Hogswatchnight, to shower gifts across Discworld.
Hogfather: A Novel of Discworld #ad - It’s up to death to take up the reigns—otherwise the sun won’t shine tomorrow. But when the fat man goes missing, someone has to sit in. Suddenly discworld's entire myth system is unraveling at an alarming rate. Drastic measures must be taken, which is why Death himself is taking up the reins of the fat man's vacated sleigh.
Or ever again. Who would want to harm discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless—and oddly familiar—universe, but the Hogfather is one of them.