Making Money

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407034010
Release Date: 2008-10-30
Genre: Fiction

'Whoever said you can't fool an honest man wasn't one' The Royal Bank is facing a crisis, and it’s time for a change of management. Who would not to wish for that job? It's a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, the life is not necessarily for long. The Chief Cashier is almost certainly a vampire. There's something nameless in the cellar (and the cellar itself is pretty nameless), it turns out that the Royal Mint runs at a loss, and people actually want to know where the money’s gone. A 300 year old wizard is after his girlfriend, he's about to be exposed as a fraud, but the Assassins Guild might get him first. In fact lot of people want him dead Oh. And every day he has to take the Chairman for walkies. Everywhere he looks he's making enemies. What he should be doing is . . . Making Money!

Terry Pratchett

Author: Craig Cabell
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 9781843588641
Release Date: 2011-10-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. In Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy, Craig Cabell examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of his irreverent works. With 2011 the 40th anniversary year of his first novel, The Carpet People, this is a fitting time to pay tribute to the author's artistic achievements and celebrate one of Britain's true national treasures. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan.

The Fifth Elephant

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407035208
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Fiction

They say that diplomacy is a gentle art. That mastering it is a lifetime's work. But you do need a certain inclination in that direction. It's not something you can just pick up on the job. A few days ago Sam Vimes was a copper – an important copper, true – chief of police – but still, at his core, a policeman. But today he is an ambassador - to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Today, Sam Vimes is also a man on the run. He has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask). It's snowing. It's freezing. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization there's going to be a terrible war. There are monsters on his trail. They're bright. They're fast. They're werewolves - and they're catching up.

The Truth

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407035246
Release Date: 2008-10-09
Genre: Fiction

William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. New printing technology means that words just won't obediently stay nailed down like usual. There's a very real threat of news getting out there. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life - people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes. William just wants to get at THE TRUTH. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition...

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407070506
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

IT’S A RAT-EAT-RAT WORLD . . . Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice – a streetwise tomcat – leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money. Until they run across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil . . .

Jingo

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407035086
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Fiction

'Neighbours... hah. People'd live for ages side by side, nodding at one another amicably on their way to work, and then some trivial thing would happen and someone would be having a garden fork removed from their ear.' And when the neighbours in question are the proud empires of Klatch and Ankh-Morpork, those are going to be some pretty large garden tools indeed. Of course, no-one would dream of starting a war without a perfectly good reason...such as a 'strategic' piece of old rock in the middle of nowhere. It is after all every citizen's right to bear arms to defend what they consider to be their own. Even if it isn't. And even if they don’t have much in the way of actual weaponry. As two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch faces unpleasant foes who are out to get him... and that's just the people on his side. The enemy might be even worse. Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fishermen, squid and at least one very camp follower.

Die Krone des Sch fers

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 9783641183110
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Fiction

Noch einmal tut sich Großes auf der Scheibenwelt ... Tiffany Weh, die junge Hexe aus dem Kreideland, musste einige beeindruckende Gegner bezwingen und viele Prüfungen bestehen, bevor die anderen, erwachsenen Hexen der Scheibe sie als eine der Ihren akzeptierten. Nun ist die sie die offizielle Hexe ihrer Heimat, stolz und glücklich – und steht doch vor ihrer bisher größten Herausforderung. Denn tief im Kreideland rührt sich etwas: Ein alter Feind sammelt neue Kraft. Und nicht nur hier, auf der ganzen Scheibenwelt hat eine Zeit der Umbrüche begonnen. Grenzen verschwimmen, Allianzen verschieben sich, neue Mächte entstehen. Tiffany muss wählen zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit, zwischen Gut und Böse. Als sich eine gewaltige Invasion ankündigt, ruft Tiffany die Hexengemeinde auf, ihr beizustehen. Denn der Tag der Abrechnung rückt näher ...

S es Gift der Liebe

Author: Amanda Quick
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783641046378
Release Date: 2010-07-27
Genre: Fiction

Lucinda Bromley ist entsetzt: Mit einem seltenen Pflanzengift aus ihrem Gewächshaus wurde jemand ermordet. Die junge Botanikerin bittet den verschwiegenen Ermittler Caleb Jones um Hilfe. Lucinda und Caleb geraten in einen Wirbel finsterer Verschwörungen, gefährlicher Intrigen – und leidenschaftlicher Sehnsucht. Doch auf Caleb lastet ein dunkles Vermächtnis, und die Ermittlungen führen sie mitten hinein in seine mysteriöse Vergangenheit ...

Guards Guards The Play

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448110537
Release Date: 2011-10-31
Genre: Fiction

Terry Pratchett's infamous city of Ankh-Morpork is under threat from a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon, summoned by a secret society of malcontented tradesmen. Defending Ank-Morpork against this threat is the entire, underpaid, undervalued City Night Watch - a drunken and world-weary Captain, a cowardly and overweight Sergeant, a small opportunistic Corporal of dubious parentage...and their newest recruit, Lance Constable Carrot, who is upright, literal, law-abiding and keen. Aiding them in their fight for truth, justice and the Ankh-Morporkian way are a small swamp dragon and the Librarian of Unseen University (who just happens to be an orang-utan).

The Folklore of Discworld

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Doubleday UK
ISBN: UOM:39015078781211
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Discworld (Imaginary place)

"A beginner's guide to British and European folklore as reflected, celebrated and affectionately libelled in the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Co-written by Terry Pratchett and renowned British folklorist Jacqueline Simpson."--Provided by publisher.

The Turtle Moves

Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781935618386
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

After growing from humble beginnings as a Sword & Sorcery parody to more than 30 volumes of wit, wisdom, and whimsy, the Discworld series has become a phenomenon unlike any other. Now, in The Turtle Moves!, Lawrence Watt-Evans presents a story-by-story history of Discworld’s evolution as well as essays on Pratchett’s place in literary canon, the nature of the Disc itself, and the causes and results of the Discworld phenomenon, all refreshingly free of literary jargon littered with informative footnotes. Part breezy reference guide, part droll commentary, The Turtle Moves! will enlighten and entertain every Pratchett reader, from the casual browser to the most devout of Discworld’s fans.

Der Schelm von Venedig

Author: Christopher Moore
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641130756
Release Date: 2014-05-26
Genre: Fiction

Der Hofnarr Pocket trauert um seine geliebte Cordelia, Königin von England, die vor Kurzem einem mysteriösen Fieber erlag. Vor ihrem Tod hatte sie Pocket gebeten, nach Venedig zu reisen, um die Mächtigen der Stadt von einem Krieg abzuhalten. Pocket macht sich auf den Weg, aber als er in Venedig ankommt, muss er nicht nur erfahren, dass Cordelia in Wahrheit Opfer eines Giftanschlags wurde, er wird auch noch bei lebendigem Leib in einen Keller eingemauert. Hinter alldem stecken der Senator Brabantio und der Kaufmann Antonio, die alles tun, um ihre Kriegspläne durchzusetzen. Pocket schwört Rache – wenn er sich nur erst einmal aus seinem Verlies befreien könnte ...

Die Scheibenwelt von A Z

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:980352465
Release Date: 2016
Genre:

Aktualisierte und vollständig überarbeitete Enzyklopädie aller wichtigen Personen, Orte, Wunderlichkeiten und Aspekte aus den Scheibenwelt-Romanen.