Interesting Times: (Discworld Novel 17)

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The oldest and most inscrutable empire in the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise ‘What I Did On My Holidays’. Workers are uniting, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes. Warlords are struggling for power. War (and Clancy) are spreading throughout the ancient cities.

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‘Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre’ Observer

The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . .
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There is a curse. They say: may you live in interesting times.

‘May you live in interesting times’ is the worst thing one can wish on a citizen of Discworld, especially on the distinctly unmagical Rincewind, who has had far too much perilous excitement in his life and can’t even spell wizard.

So when a request for a ;Great Wizzard; arrives in Ankh-Morpork via carrier albatross from the faraway Counterweight Continent, it’s the endlessly unlucky Rincewind who’s sent as emissary. The oldest (and most heavily fortified) empire on the Disc is in turmoil, and Chaos is building. And, for some incomprehensible reason, someone believes Rincewind will have a mythic role in the ensuing war and wholesale bloodletting.

There are too many heroes already in the world, but there is only one Rincewind. And he owes it to the world to keep that one alive for as long as possible.
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The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Interesting Times is the fifth book in the Wizards series.

Additional information

Weight 0.294 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2.7 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

430

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K