Interesting Times

Interesting Times

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"May you live in interesting times" is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld--especially on the distinctly unmagical sorcerer Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life. But when a request for a "Great Wizzard" arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it's he who's sent as emissary. Chaos threatens to follow the impending demise of the Agatean Empire's current ruler. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the war and wholesale bloodletting that will surely ensue. (Carnage is pretty much a given, since Cohen the Barbarian and his extremely elderly Silver Horde are busily formulating their own plan for looting, pillaging, and, er, looking wistfully at girls.) However, Rincewind firmly believes there are too many heroes already in the world, yet only one Rincewind. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 399 pages
  • 104.14 x 187.96 x 38.1mm | 249.47g
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0062276298
  • 9780062276292
  • 593,542

About Terry Pratchett

SIR TERRY PRATCHETT is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998. His first Discworld novel for children, "The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents," was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.
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- "This spinner of crazy science-fiction tales is a very sophisticated jester." --"The Times"

- "Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy... Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own." --"The Sunday Times"
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