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Pyramids : (Discworld Novel 7)

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'Look after the dead', said the priests, 'and the dead will look after you.' Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country whose largesse - and indeed treasury - is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. And particularly when your only visible means of support is a recently acquired qualification from the Guild of Assassins where running a kingdom and basic financial acumen were not prerequisites for course entry...show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio | 3 pages
  • 124 x 142 x 24mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0552152986
  • 9780552152983
  • 421,676

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No. 7 in the Discworld opus: Teppic, a student assassin on Ankh-Morpork, must return home to claim the throne of Djelibaybi on his father's death. But High Priest, Dios, is running the show and manipulates Teppic into constructing a pyramid for his father. And the magic just keeps building up.show more

About Terry Pratchett

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.show more

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"'As funny as Wodehouse and as witty as Waugh'" * Independent * "'The best kind of parody - funny and smart and still a good story'" * Mail on Sunday * "'Imagine a collision between Jonathan Swift at his most scatologically-minded and J.R.R. Tolkien on speed'" * Daily Telegraph * "'Like Dickens, much of Pratchett's appeal lies in his humanism, both in a sentimental regard for his characters' good fortune, and in that his writing is generous-spirited and inclusive'" * Guardian *show more

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"'Imagine a collision between Jonathan Swift at his most scatologically-minded and J.R.R. Tolkien on speed'"show more

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'Look after the dead', said the priests, ' and the dead will look after you'. Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country whose largesse - and indeed treasury - is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. And particularly when your only visible means of support is a recently acquired qualification from the Guild of Assassins where running a kingdom and basic financial acumen were not prerequisites for course entry...show more

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