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Dodger

by:Pratchett, Terry

"In an alternative version of Victorian London, a seventeen-year-old Dodger, a cunning and cheeky street urchin, unexpectedly rises in life when he saves a mysterious girl, meets Charles Dickens, and unintentionally puts a stop to the murders of Sweeney Todd"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:42  Date:2012 - 2013  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):History, Juvenile works, Alternative histories (Fiction), Alternative histories (Fiction), Romance fiction

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Thud! : a novel of Discworld

by:Pratchett, Terry

A seemingly routine day in the life of City Watch commander Sam Vimes is abruptly interrupted by an unsolved murder, an impending war, an unwanted new recruit, and a pesky government inspector. By the author of Going Postal. It's a game of Trolls and Dwarfs where the player must take both sides to win. It's the noise a troll club makes when crushing in a dwarf skull, or when a dwarfish axe cleaves a trollish cranium. It's the unsettling sound of history about to repeat itself. THUD! It's the most extraordinary, outrageous, provocative, insightful, and keenly cutting flight of fancy yet from Discworld's incomparable supreme creator, Terry Pratchett. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch admits he may not be the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer. He might not even be a spoon. But he's dogged and honest and he'll be damned if he lets anyone disturb his city's always tentative peace, and that includes a rabble-rousing dwarf from the sticks (or deep beneath them) who's been stirring up big trouble on the eve of the anniversary of one of Discworld's most infamous historical events. Centuries earlier, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, a horde of trolls met a division of dwarfs in bloody combat. Though nobody's quite sure why they fought or who actually won, hundreds of years on each species still bears the cultural scars, and one views the other with simmering animosity and distrust. Lately, an influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens with incendiary speeches. And it doesn't help matters when the pint-size provocateur is discovered beaten to death, with a troll club lying conveniently nearby. Vimes knows the well-being of his smoldering city depends on his ability to solve the Hamcrusher homicide without delay. (Vimes's secondmost-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to being home every evening at six sharp to read Where's My Cow? to Young Sam.) Whatever it takes to unstick this very sticky situation, Vimes will do it, even tolerating having a vampire in the Watch. But there's more than one corpse waiting for him in the eerie, summoning darkness of the vast, labyrinthine mine network the dwarfs have been excavating in secret beneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. A deadly puzzle is pulling Sam Vimes deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear, and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself.

Editions:64  Date:2005 - 2014  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Satire, Satirical literature, Fantasy fiction

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Night watch

by:Pratchett, Terry 1948-2015

Sam Vimes can't tell what kind of day he's having. One moment he's fighting a ruthless murderer on top of the library of the Unseen University. The next, he's thrown back in time. But, the city's on the brink of revolt, and that killer he was after in the future is with him here in the past, which is now the present. Now all Vimes has to do is figure out how to get back home--but first he has to change the outcome of a bloody rebellion.

Editions:84  Date:2002 - 2017  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, English, Humorous fiction

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The long earth

by:Pratchett, Terry

1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? 2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive--some say mad, others allege dangerous--scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever. The "stepper" enables a person using it to step sideways into another America, another wherever that person happened to be, another Earth. And if the person using it keeps on stepping, they keep on entering even more Earths. This is the Long Earth. And the further away a stepper travels, the stranger -- and sometimes more dangerous -- the Earths become.

Editions:35  Date:2012 - 2014  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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The light fantastic

by:Pratchett, Terry

Rincewind, a cowardly wizard, is the only one who can save Discworld as it falls slowly towards a red star.

Editions:149  Date:1986 - 2015  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Humorous fiction, Satire

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Snuff : a novel of Discworld

by:Pratchett, Terry

"The 39th installment in the New York Times bestselling "Discworld" canon from Terry Pratchett, "the purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse." (Washington Post Book World)"-

Editions:49  Date:1220 - 2015  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Fantasy fiction

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Equal rites : a Discworld novel

by:Pratchett, Terry

In equal rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of a eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late.

Editions:125  Date:1986 - 2015  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction

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Going postal : a novel of Discworld

by:Pratchett, Terry

Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses-until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into-a government job? By all rights, Moist should have met his maker. Instead, it's Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork, who promptly offers him a job as Postmaster. Since his only other option is a nonliving one, Moist accepts the position-and the hulking golem watchdog who comes along with it, just in case Moist was considering abandoning his responsibilities prematurely. Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be a near-impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office building; and with only a few creaky old postmen and one rather unstable, pin-obsessed youth available to deliver it. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him.

Editions:39  Date:2004 - 2017  Genre(s):Satire, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Satirical literature

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The fifth elephant : a novel of Discworld

by:Pratchett, Terry

"Everyone knows that the world is flat, and supported on the backs of four elephants. But weren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there were, and what happened to the fifth elephant is only one of the many perplexing mysteries solved ... The Fifth Elephant begins, like so many of Pratchett's satirical inventions, with an invitation. This one is both royal and engraved, requiring that Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary attend as both detective and diplomat. ... Where cops (even those clad in tights) go, crime, of course, follows--and an attempted assassination and theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald"--Jacket.

Editions:79  Date:1998 - 2018  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Fantasy fiction

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I shall wear midnight

by:Pratchett, Terry

Fifteen-year-old Tiffany Aching, the witch of the Chalk, seeks her place amid a troublesome populace and tries to control the ill-behaved, six-inch-high Wee Free Men who follow her as she faces an ancient evil that agitates against witches.

Editions:52  Date:2010 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Ghost stories, Ghost stories

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