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A Hat Full of Sky
Two years on from the events in Wee Free Men, Tiffany Aching is ready for her witch training. With uncomfortable new boots on her feet, and her First, Second and Third Thoughts in her head she leaves her home on The Chalk to be apprenticed to a Miss Level in the mountains, a witch who has more than a split personality. Tiffany has some all-too-familiar growing up problems, like run-ins with other young witches-to-be. But she is also about to have have a ...
Carpe Jugulum
A family of "modern" vampires try to take control of the small country of Lancre but their plans are foiled by Granny Weatherwax the witch, a bunch of alcholic scottish gnomes, and an Igor....
Equal Rites
Eskarina is the eighth son of an eighth son -- oops, make that daughter -- and a dying wizard named Drum Billet travels to her mountain village to pass on his powers to her at her birth ... by mistake. Local midwife and witch Granny Weatherwax tries to destroy the magic staff that comes with the job and otherwise keep Esk from her destiny (after all, everyone knows only men can be wizards, and Unseen University would never admit a girl!), but eventually ...
Feet of Clay
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Going Postal
HarperCollins, Oct 2004, 24.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0060013133 Moist von Lipwig is a thief, a con-man, and an embezzler and the law finally catches up to Moist von Lipwig when is arrested. He refuses to tell anyone where he hid the $150,000 in ill-gotten gains. He is hung, but awakens in the Patrician Lord Vetinari's office. The despot had the hangman cut off the criminal's air supply so that everyone would think he died and now he has a proposition...
Guards! Guards!
Carrot, the full-size teen son of dwarves (he was adopted), arrives in the great city of Ankh-Morpork to join the incompetent and disrespected Night Watch just about the time a dragon begins to terrorize the city. Captain Vimes, the head of the Watch, tries to solve the mystery of the dragon's appearance while keeping his clumsy veterans and the over-enthused recruit in line. Secret societies, the City Librarian (an orangutan), and tiny swamp dragons fig...
Hogfather
A young, extremely tall dwarf named Carrot comes to the city of Anhk-Morpork seeking his fortune in the city's Night Watch....
Interesting Times
The further adventures of rincewind the wizard, deals with cohen the barbarian and "the silver horde"(a group of over the hill barbarian invaders) trying to overthrow a kingdom,as per usual rincewind is involved without wanting to be....
Jingo
Ankh- Morpork and Klatch is on the verge of war because of the small island of leshp, and comander Vimes has to stop them before thousands of people die....
Johnny and the Bomb
Johnny Maxwell didn't expect time travel as a side effect of rescuing his hometown's resident bag lady. He certainly didn't expect that he would go back to 1941 and meet his own grandfather as a young man. Neither did he expect one of his friends to get stuck in the past or another one to get arrested and suspected of being a German spy. Now he must set things right, and then there is the matter of the bomb. Can he save the town from being bombed in the ...

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Johnny and the Dead
One day, while taking a shortcut through an old cemetery, 12-year-old Johnny Maxwell discovers he can see the spirits of the dead, who are not happy about having their cemetery levelled to make space for an office building. As Johnny gets to know them, he finds out that there are several remarkable people spending their afterlife there and he decides that it is important to keep the cemetery intact for them. He becomes involved in trying to save it, taki...
Lords and Ladies
The kingdom of Lancre is one of the smaller, mountainous countries on Discworld. Crop circles have started popping up of late, which means travel between alternate universes will become easier, and the elves (mean, nasty, cruel beings who bewitch everyone into thinking they are beautiful) are about to make their move. At the same time, Magrat, a young woman who was in training to be a witch, has been chosen by Verence II to be his queen and is learning t...
Maskerade
Theatre meets Ankh-Morpork. If you entertain the thought of skipping this one as you whip through the Discworld series, don't do it. Maskerade is one of the best written Discworld books. Granny and Nanny in the city, solving a great mystery about an "Opera Ghost". Classic stuff....
Men At Arms
Captain Samuel Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is planning on retiring from the watch for good, because he's going to mary Lady Sybil Ramkin and become a gentleman. Unfortunately, he must go back on duty, because an unlicensed assasin is traveling around with a dangerous new weapon, a device called a "gonne", and several people have been murdered by it . Meanwhile, his fellow watchman Captain Carrot Ironfounderson falls in love with werewolf Cons...
Monstrous Regiment
Harper Collins, Oct 2003, 24.95, 368 pp. ISBN 006001315x Over the last three decades, the Duchy of Borogravia has declared war on all of its neighbors. Now more countries have formed the alliance whose goal is to destroy the duchy. The prince of Zlobenia is the heir to the Borogravian throne and hopes to prove the ruling family has died out so he can incorporate it into his country. Polly is not interested in issues of state but intends to fin...
Mort
Mortimor, known as "Mort," is the youngest son of a family of winemakers who make wine from reannual grapes (the kind of grapes that grow backwards in time, and the kind of wine that fortunetellers drink, which gives you a hangover the morning before you drink it). On the one day of the year that young men are chosen for apprentices, Mort's father takes him to the town square. Death hires him on as an apprentice. Mort meets Death's rather sullen daughter...

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Night Watch
The start of this book is a cross over with the end of the previous novel 'Thief of Time'. A large magical storm that occurred in the end of that particular novel happen at the beginning of this one. This magical storm is responsible for hitting Samuel Vimes, Commander of the City, with a lightning bolt at the moment in which a significant temporal event takes place, (read Thief of Time for more details) and sending both him and serial killer Carcer back...
Only You Can Save Mankind
Johnny Maxwell is surprised and puzzled when the aliens in the computer game he is playing send him a message saying they want to discuss terms for peace. It takes a while for him to accept that it is a genuine message, and before too long he finds himself in a struggle to convince Sigourney, an obnoxious but very smart girl who is the top player in the game, to stop killing the aliens and help him help them get back home. Meanwhile, the alien commander ...
Pyramids
Teppic, Prince of the Sun Kingdom and heir to the throne, has spent his teenage years training to be an assassin in Ankh-Morpork. He is called home to ascend after his father dies, and must cope with his kingdom's high priest, who has his own ideas about how things should be done. There's also a small problem with a pyramid. Funny, wonderful, everything you want from Terry Pratchett....
Reaper Man
The auditors of reality decide the Death of Discworld is becoming too alive, so they "sack" him. In Ankh-Morpork, Windle Poons dies, but yet he lives. And what are these little snow globes...?...
Small Gods
Brutha, a lowly novice in the Citadel, is visited by Om (who has taken form as a one-eyed tortoise these past three years) because Brutha is Om's one true remaining believer. A simple-minded soul who normally likes to hoe the monastery garden, Brutha comes to the notice of Vorbis the Exquisitor (a specialist in extracting faith and confession by torture) because he has perfect memory and total recall. Vorbis hopes to use Brutha in his plans to invade and...
Soul Music
All Imp Y Celyn ever wanted was to be the greatest musician in the world, and Music With Rocks In is doing its best to make sure that happens. But Susan, granddaughter of Death himself, knows that the Discworld isn't ready for music that's almost alive, and that Imp's life is nearing the final chorus. What's worse, Death has gone missing (he can't remember how to forget), leaving Susan to pick up his slack and take up his scythe. Can Susan come to terms ...

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Sourcery
A renegade wizard had children, thus causing Coin,the last sourcer(this is a pun of sorts, as Coin is the source of Magic), to be born. Coin causes, by his very existence, for new magic to enter the world. This threatens the world, as the wizards, custodians of magic, will get drunk on power and repeat the historical era know as the mage war, which are analagous with nuclear war. Incompotent and non-magical wizard Rincewind is charged by the hat of ...
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
The amazing Maurice is a talking cat, and the educated rodents are a group of talking rodents. Maurice, the rodents, and a kid named Keith are working together to scam the towns of the Discworld (the fictional world of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series). When they get to a town, the rats make everyone think there's a plague of rats, and Keith acts as the Piper, who'll lead the rats out of town for a fee. Keith and the rats have a conscience, however,...
The Carpet People
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The Colour of Magic
The earliest tale in the chronology of Discworld, this book tells of Twoflower, a tourist from Bes Palargic on the Counterweight Continent. Circumstances (mainly, the burning down of the Broken Drum tavern and much of the city of Ankh-Morpork) throw him together with Rincewind, the world's most inept wizard, and the two of them travel across the planet, introducing the reader to the Temple of Bel-Shamharoth (the Soul Eater), Wyrmberg (the upside-down mou...
The Fifth Elephant
Commander Vimes, of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, is sent to the fat, rich country of Uberwald to participate in the crowning of the Low King of the Dwarves. After meeting people, things start getting a little messy and "political" with "diplomatic" overtones as Vimes discovers the theft of the real Scone of Stone from the dwarves. Being a copper he's got to solve the crime but he's also got to survive the investigation. Cut off from reinforcements ...
The Last Continent
Rincewind is back - champion sheep shearer, horse rider, road warrior, beer drinker and bush ranger. Can he save Discworld's Lost Continent with his usual ineptitude? No worries, mate! Not a book about Australia - just "vaguely australian"....
The Last Hero
The Last Hero is a Discworld Book about Cohen the Barbarian, who decides to give back what the first hero stole from the gods. Rincewind, Captain Carrot and Leonard da Quirm go to stop Cohen from destroying the world, but on the way they explore what is underneath the disc and become the first people from the Disc to land on the moon. It's interesting because Terry Pratchett has mixed the greek myth about Prometheus, the moon landing and Leonardo da Vinc...
The Light Fantastic
Another early Discworld novel, which takes place right after _The Colour of Magic_, finds a giant red star flying closer and closer to the planet while Rincewind, the world's worst wizard, tries desperately to get the Octavo's eighth spell out of his head and back into the magic book. Still accompanied by the world's first tourist, Twoflower, and his many-legged, carnivorous Luggage, Rincewind meets the legendary, 80-year-old Cohen the Barbarian and his ...
The Truth
William de Worde is the son of a noble family in the city of Anhk-Morpork. He breaks away from the prescribed life of luxury, much to his father's disgust, and begins the Discworld's first newspaper. Everything starts well, he quickly gains a staff and delivery service, but trouble is just around the corner. William investigates a strange attempted murder at the Patrician's Palace. The Guild of Engravers set up a rival newspaper, and a pair of dangerous ...
The Wee Free Men
. Immediately after discovering she is a witch, Tiffany Aching must rescue her younger brother from the Queen of the Fairies. Nine year old Tiffany Aching is down by the river with her younger brother Wentworth when she sees a pair of men only 6 inches tall with red hair and covered in blue tattoos. They seem to be trying to warn her about something. Moments later a creature comes out of the water. Tiffany snatches up Wentworth and runs. Tiffany goes ...
Thief of Time
The Monks of History store time and move it to places where it's most needed, like cities. But the construction of the Discworld's first truly accurate clock starts a race against time for the monk Lu Tze and his apprentice, Lobsang Ludd if the world is to be saved from the auditors....
Thud!
The anniversary of the battle of Kloom Valley, where the dwarves ambushed the trolls or the trolls ambushed the dwarves depending on whom one asks, is looming and animosities between the dwarves and the trolls are at an all-time high. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch has enough headaches about the looming conflict when an important dwarf turns up dead with all evidence pointing at the trolls. The apparent assassination is threatening to...
Witches Abroad
Magrat inherits a fairy godmother's wand, and the three witches - Granny, Nanny, and Magrat - are off on a long journey to Genoa, Discworld's answer to New Orleans, to save Ella from marrying the handsome prince. Not quite as good as Witches Abroad, but still worthwhile....
Wyrd Sisters
Something is rotten in the Kingdom of Lancre. The previous king, Verence, has died under suspicious circumstances, and his cousin Duke Felmet and the mountainous and obnoxious duchess have taken the throne. Fortunately, the true heir, a boy of two, has been stolen away and adopted out to a troupe of itinerant actors, and three witches -- old Granny Weatherwax, bibulous and bawdy Nanny Og, and youthful New-Ager Magrat Garlick -- have decided to meddle in ...


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