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The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable (Discworld Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

Cohen the Barbarian.

He's been a legend in his own lifetime.

He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization.

But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth...

So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking stick in hand, Cohen gathers a group of his old — very old — friends to embark on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain of Discworld and meet the gods.

It's time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.

Review:

"Pratchett cuts back and forth from Cohen's expedition to the rescue mission to command central in Ankh-Morpork in his customary manner, producing another Discworld delight that the 90 color illustrations...only bolster." Booklist

Review:

"A new, albeit rather short, Discworld yarn, profusely illustrated by popular Discworld artist Kidby in an oversized format....Moderately funny, aimed primarily at Discworld addicts and holiday-season gift-givers." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Cohen the Barbarian.

He's been a legend in his own lifetime.

He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization.

But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth...

So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking stick in hand, Cohen gathers a group of his old — very old — friends to embark on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain of Discworld and meet the gods.

It's time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular living authors in the world. His first story was published when he was thirteen, and his first full-length book when he was twenty. He worked as a journalist to support the writing habit, but gave up the day job when the success of his books meant that it was costing him money to go to work.

Prachett's acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. He lives in England, where he writes all the time. (It's his hobby as well.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061040962
Subtitle:
A Discworld Fable
Illustrated by:
Kidby, Paul
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Author:
Kidby, Paul
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Discworld (Imaginary place)
Subject:
Discworld
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Discworld Novels (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
107-33
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 11

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Product details 160 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780061040962 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Pratchett cuts back and forth from Cohen's expedition to the rescue mission to command central in Ankh-Morpork in his customary manner, producing another Discworld delight that the 90 color illustrations...only bolster."
"Review" by , "A new, albeit rather short, Discworld yarn, profusely illustrated by popular Discworld artist Kidby in an oversized format....Moderately funny, aimed primarily at Discworld addicts and holiday-season gift-givers."
"Synopsis" by ,

Cohen the Barbarian.

He's been a legend in his own lifetime.

He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization.

But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth...

So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking stick in hand, Cohen gathers a group of his old — very old — friends to embark on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain of Discworld and meet the gods.

It's time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.

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